Ericsson Supports More Money for Philippine’s Education

To put this statement in action, Pangrekar introduced two ambassadors to a local education department official recently to symbolically commence Ericsson Philippines’ corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity in the area of learning material donation.
It also emphasized the Swedish global telecommunications leader’s continuous forging of strong sties with the Sweden and Philippine governments in its aim of promoting technological innovation while contributing to the economic and social welfare of Filipinos.
Marking the end of her term as Swedish Ambassador to the Philippines, H.E. Annika Markovic together with Philippine Ambassador to Sweden H.E. Victoria Bataclan last May 24 2007 paid a visit to the Ericsson Philippines headquarters at the Bonifacio Global City in Taguig City.
Pangrekar formally welcomed the two ambassadors followed by a short tour of the company headquarters.
“We are truly honored to be in the presence of distinguished leaders who carry the same vision that Ericsson believes in, which is to improve people’s quality of life. We hope to build a lasting relationship with both Embassies and both governments, as we continue to serve the markets where we operate,” he said.
To mark the visit of the two ambassadors, Ericsson donated through the two embassies books, original video materials and two computers with licensed software to the Department of Education office in Taguig City, represented by Norma Adamos. The DepEd will distribute these materials to around 20 public elementary schools in Taguig.
“It is our hope that this donation will help the DepEd in supplementing the learning materials of public schools in our community. This donation was inspired in part by H.E. Ambassador Markovic’s tireless efforts to support education in the Philippines,” he said.
Globally, Ericsson has actively participated in developing sustainable communities. Widespread initiatives on education, health, poverty, typhoon and disaster relief, and the environment have been undertaken in 140 countries.
Adamos, acknowledging the donations, remarked, “We would like to provide books (also) for teachers for use in reading.”
Similarly, she said, “We would like to maximize computer instruction.” The DepEd school superintendent specifically identified useful book subjects and titles on Science, Mathematics and Reading.
Pangrekar, emphasizing the value of education, commented,
“Without education, the country does not move foreward. Education is the key to the progress of a country.” added Markovic.

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