Vivant turns over four Science Labs
The Vivant Group recently turned over newly-completed science laboratories to four schools in Metro Cebu.
Vivant Energy Corporation, through Vivant Foundation, has completed the retrofitting of one science laboratory each for Mabolo National High School in Cebu City, Mandaue City Comprehensive National High School, Liloan National High School, and completely upgraded the existing science laboratory at the Mandaue City Science High School.
During the turnover ceremony last October 9, Mabolo National High School principal Dr. Rosemarie O. Novabos said that the new science laboratory will be used for online classes and teaching demonstrations.
The Vivant group also funded the conversion of the old faculty room at Mabolo National High School into a science laboratory and donated core laboratory equipment and teaching tools. Construction of the science laboratories were conducted during the general community quarantine period to fulfill Vivant’s commitment to turn over the facilities before the start of the school year.
“We decided to focus on education because it is the best way to invest in the future of any community. We saw the importance of science and technology in the modern world and this pandemic has reinforced that need to improve STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education, particularly in our public schools,” Vivant Foundation Executive Director Shem Jose W. Garcia said.
Dr. Danilo G. Gudelosao, Assistant Superintendent of the Cebu City Schools Division, said that even with distance learning, teaching science in a well-equipped laboratory is still the most effective way to engage children.
“Without a physical laboratory and the core tools and equipment, science concepts will remain abstract to the learners,” said Gudelosao, who taught science before taking on an administrative role at the Department of Education. He added that Vivant’s donation is extremely helpful under the distance learning program as it provides the necessary tools to effectively teach science.
Dr. Danilo G. Gudelosao, Assistant Superintendent of the Cebu City Schools Division, says that even with distance learning, teaching science in a well-equipped laboratory is still the most effective way to engage children. Dr. Gudelosao spoke during the ceremonial turnover of the newly retrofitted lab and donation of assorted core science laboratory equipment to the Mabolo National High School in Cebu City.
“The Department of Education is very grateful for this dedicated science laboratory, because a school having one creates a behavioral change among its learners. They become excited to learn science,” he said. “We commit to ensure that the laboratory and the equipment are taken care of to benefit more learners in the future.”
The new science laboratories are part of Vivant Foundation’s support for STEM education in public schools. Under the same program, Vivant also provides scholarships to qualified participants of the DepEd 7 Regional Science and Technology Fair.
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