COVID-19 continues to affect the return of students and teachers to classrooms,
the corporate social responsibility arm of BDO Unibank has been finding ways to
develop innovative learning materials that can be easily accessed online and
Foundation partnered with the Department of Education (DepEd) and Huawei
Philippines for the development of supplemental learning materials that
integrate key concepts into the teaching of Science and Mathematics in schools
across the country.
partnership was officially launched in a virtual event witnessed by BDO Unibank
and BDO Foundation chairperson Teresita Sy-Coson, BDO Foundation president
Mario A. Deriquito, and BDO Foundation trustee Lucy Co Dy. Also in attendance
were DepEd secretary Leonor Magtolis-Briones, DepEd undersecretary Diosdado San
Antonio, DepEd undersecretary Tonisito Umali and Huawei Philippines vice
president Daniel Guo.
launch was highlighted by the ceremonial signing of the memorandum of agreement
for the implementation of the program dubbed the Search for the Best
Supplemental Learning Materials in the Teaching of Defined Key Concepts in
Science and Mathematics.
nationwide competition will invite participants composed of public elementary
and high school teachers to develop learning modules that integrate financial
literacy into the teaching of Science and Math. The most outstanding entries
will receive recognition and will be uploaded on the DepEd online learning
portal, where they can be readily downloaded by teachers and students all over
to DepEd secretary Briones, “This is very significant for us. We cannot take
for granted the importance of Math and Science in basic education. Our
educators and learners are fortunate because new materials will be launched to
make Math and Science interesting, exciting and full of discoveries and
challenges. I would like to thank BDO Foundation and Huawei Philippines for supporting
initiative is in line with the shared advocacy of the foundation, DepEd and
Huawei—touted as the global leader in information and communications technology
infrastructure and smart devices—to promote financial inclusion among educators
and learners. The contest supports the partners’ goal to institutionalize
financial education in DepEd’s K to 12 curriculum.