Malampaya social arm Pilipinas Shell Foundation Inc. (PSFI) partners with Department of Education (DepEd) to support Palaweños conduct distance learning through the installation of FM radio stations in several public schools across Malampaya’s impact zone.
Last January, PSFI turned over FM radio equipment and rechargeable winding radios to the project’s pilot site in Barangay Abongan, Taytay, Palawan. The FM radio station will support the needs of public school teachers and their students as they conduct Modular Distance Learning. Abongan Elementary School is one of the 10 schools benefitting from the project.
The FM radio station will supplement printed modules and can be accessed by students located around the school area via radio transistors. This will help ensure the continuous learning of the students as teachers take turns holding lectures on air, while curbing the spread of COVID-19.
The station will be managed by the beneficiary school, together with DepEd Palawan. It will also serve as the community’s radio station as it will be used to disseminate information such as COVID-19 updates, community announcements, and current news on days when there no lectures conducted on air.