School children in the Philippines face many challenges in school like overcrowded classrooms, the lack of books and school supplies and even a simple walk to school in the morning can be an arduous journey. On 76th year of Procter and Gamble (P&G) Philippines is setting out to make these students’ journey more worthwhile. Taking its commitment to education to the next level, P&G will provide technology and connectivity to Filipino students nationwide with its e.Studyante program.
Smart Communications, Inc. (Smart) and Synergeia Foundation are the partners of P&G in the e.Studyante program that will provide kids from selected schools with an XO Laptop from the One Laptop per Child (OLPC) Association. The XO laptop is a rugged, low-power, connected laptop especially designed to make learning more engaging and more fun for students.
Benefits to Students
Students can use their laptops not just to learn but to share and connect with each other, with their communities and with the world – helping them all become an “e.Studyante.” It will be a tool that will place the world’s knowledge at their fingertips through a laptop and internet connectivity for children all over the country.
Goal of the P&G e.Studyante program
Give out 1,000,000 laptops in time for P&G’s 100thyear. Each of us can help them reach the goal by buying specially marked P&G promo packs available nationwide. You not only save up to 40% (Maximum savings based on SRP of 2 pcs. Safeguard 60g + 1 pc. Safeguard Hand Sanitizer 59 mL bundle pack vs. SRPs of all items in pack.) on your favorite P&G products but you also help provide a child with a world of educational materials and fun activities that will inspire them to learn and achieve even more.
Participating brands include Safeguard, Tide, Pampers, Downy, Ariel, Pantene, Head & Shoulders, Joy, Rejoice, Whisper, Olay, Gillette, Vicks and Ambi-Pur.
The Pinay Mommies Community supports e.Studyante. We take part in the program to the first lucky school that is chosen to be one of the e.Studyante beneficiaries. It is the Manuel L. Quezon Elementary school in Tondo, Manila. We witnessed how happy they are. All the students, teachers and staff were delighted and thankful. Everybody were excited as the students received the XO laptop provided by e.Studyante program.