Toyota PH supports basic education with donations of computers, printed materials for blended learning

Published April 18, 2022, 7:39 PM

by Pinky Concha-Colmenares

Education is one of the pillars in the corporate social responsibly projects of Toyota Motor Philippines through Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation.  With the pandemic changing the landscape of learning, TMP Foundation continued its support for its adopted school, Pulong Santa Cruz Elementary School in Santa Rosa, Laguna, by strengthening the computerization program it had introduced to the school years ago.

In the past year, its education program supported basic education or the Learning Continuity Plan of the Department of Education (DepEd).

Toyota Motor Phils. Foundation officials turnover the donation of computers and printed lesson materials.

To support the requirements for blended learning, TMPF donated 46 brand new laptops for the individual use of teachers in preparing for lesson plans and holding online classes. Teachers utilize virtual classrooms or primary online education platforms such as Zoom, Google Classroom, Messenger, Facebook, and Youtube to host the blended and distance learning.

A total of 8,000 printed learning modules were donated for the use of students in the Kindergarten, Grades 1 and 2 levels. The modules covered subjects in Mathematics, Music, Arts, Physical Education and Health (MAPEH),  Edukasyon sa Pagpapakatao (ESP), and Mother Tongue-Based Multilingual Education (MTB-MLE). The printouts were distributed to parents of the students every week and the accomplished sheets are submitted for teachers’ evaluation.

To further support PSCES in its efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, TMPF provided thermal scanners, face shields, alcohol, antibacterial and germicidal soaps, disinfectant sprays, bleach solutions, disposable gloves, foot baths, spray tanks and mops.

Toyota Motor Philippines Foundation, Inc. (TMPF) is the social humanitarian arm of Toyota Motor Philippines Corporation (TMP). TMPF carries out corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs categorized under four Pillars: Health, Education, Environment and Community Service.

Support to Basic Education – Learning Continuity Plan of Department of Education (DepEd) falls under the Education Pillar because it serves the teachers and students of TMPF’s adopted school, Pulong Santa Cruz Elementary School (PSCES).

In 2017, TMPF donated 24 laptops to the same school to support the computer program of the same school which had television monitors in many classrooms to complement teachers’ lectures, computers for research in the library, and Wi-Fi.

Mobility to healthcare frontliners

Three months after the first lockdown was implemented mid March 2020, TMP started the “Mobility Support to COVID-19 Healthcare Frontliners” project. That was in response to the strict restrictions that stopped the operations of public transportation to prevent public movement and the spread of the virus.

In June 2020, TMP signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the Department of Health (DOH) in support of the Philippine government’s efforts to address the mobility needs of healthcare workers.

TMP donated 30 Vios units to various public hospitals in Metro Manila and Laguna. The beneficiaries include 17 Department of Health hospitals and 11 hospitals under the local government units.

In addition to the vehicle donation, TMP, in partnership with Toyota Mobility Foundation (TMF), provided 10 shuttles to the Philippine General Hospital (PGH) health workers in May 2020. All shuttles complied with the “new normal” guidelines to ensure that healthcare workers were well-protected.

Prior to the donation, TMP deployed 49 Toyota vehicles to frontliners and volunteer groups who were distributing personal protective equipment to healthcare workers in various hospitals at the onset of pandemic.

With all these mobility efforts, TMP was able to assist 37 public and private hospitals in 16 cities and municipalities in Metro Manila and Laguna, benefitting thousands of healthcare frontliners.