Egg Project eyes transportable classrooms for far-flung areas

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 11 2016 07:55 PM

Students in far-flung areas with no electricity can now have better access to education with the Egg Project of Microsoft Philippines and the Department of Education (DepEd).

A container van has been refurbished into a classroom, which can seat around 30 students and contains tablet computers and a television for projecting lessons. 

The van can be transported to far-flung areas via land, sea, or air and is meant to sustain itself through the technology installed inside the unit.

David Tapang, education lead of Microsoft Philippines, says it makes use of evaporative cooling to maintain conducive temperatures inside the classroom.

He added that the tablets contain learning materials from DepEd and that Microsoft was able to get Wikipedia onboard the project as well.

One of the classrooms is scheduled to be deployed in Puray, Rizal before Christmas to help elementary students get access to better education.