LOOK: Military transforms container van into computer lab for Lumad kids

Angelo Andrade, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Nov 28 2016 08:37 PM

CAGAYAN DE ORO - A 40-foot container van has been transformed by the military into a mobile computer laboratory.

The van, loaded with 21 sets of computers installed with educational software, will soon visit hinterland areas within the 4th Infantry Division's area of operations to educate members of the indigenous community.

Major General Benjamin Madrigal said the computer laboratory is a big help for Lumad children who do not have enough opportunities in school.

Jason Vincent Damasco, Misamis Oriental Provincial Officer of National Commission of Indigenous People (NCIP) admitted that due to limited resources, they do not have enough literacy programs for the Lumads within their area.

The van will start serving Lumad children in Bukidnon in December.

The mobile computer laboratory is a product of the Civic Military Operations Group through the Pinoy Batang Bayani Program and the Tuloy Foundation Inc. that started in June 2013.

At present, there are already three mobile computer laboratories in the country.