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DOST V through PSTO Catanduanes deploys STARBOOKS in Tinago Elementary School in Viga

DOST V Through PSTC Catanduanes Turnover One (1) Unit of STARBOOKS to Tinago Elementary School

STARBOOKS, dubbed as the first Philippine digital library, contains digitized science and technology resources in various formats (text and video/audio) and can be operated without internet connection. It is a stand-alone information source designed to reach those with limited or no access to S&T information resources.

Last May 26, 2022, one (1) unit of Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosks (STARBOOKS) was provided to Tinago Elementary School of Viga, Catanduanes by PSTC Catanduanes. It was funded by DOST-V through its Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology (CEST) Program – Education and Human Resources Empowerment component. It aspires to bring science and technology resources to remote areas to improve learning opportunity.

Ms. Sharon Sta. Rosa, Tinago Elementary School representative, accepted one (1) Desktop PC, Followed by an overview and brief orientation on STARBOOKS conducted by PSTC Staff.

Mr. Danilo Valderama, TES Principal, expressed his appreciation for the agency through Ms. Sta. Rosa, stating "Malaking tulong ito sa pag-aaral ng mga kabataan ng TES lalo na't karamihan sa mga estudyante nito ay walang access sa internet. Dahil offline ang nasabing pasilidad, makakapag-research ang mga ito kahit walang internet connection."

First published on June 7, 2022. Source