Epson & Save the Children PH give educational support to BARMM schools

(Press Release)

Guided by the principle that knowledge is power and that education can pave the way to a brighter future, Epson Philippines has teamed up with Save the Children Philippines, the world’s leading independent children’s organization.

In support of Save the Children’s Safe Schools Common Approach, Epson Philippines donated 24 printers and 90 bottles of inks to 24 schools, 8,830 learner beneficiaries, and 336 teacher beneficiaries in the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM). Save the Children Philippines carefully chose the academic institutions in need of technical assistance within the region for this endeavor.

Safe Schools Common Approach is a partnership between the Save the Children and the BARMM to ensure the fulfillment of children’s rights during situations of armed conflict and other emergencies, including calamities and the Covid-19 pandemic. This program is an all-inclusive, all-hazards approach to keeping children safe in and around schools. Its goal is to bridge the digital divide and divisions in communities through inclusive education & technology that promotes justice, peace, and overall development for all and future generations of the Bangsamoro people.

Empowerment through Education

In line with Epson Philippines’ commitment to helping shape a better future for the next generation, the company has pledged to provide printers for several school beneficiaries who are most in need of new equipment. The donated Epson printers will be used to produce the learning materials for children.

“Learning materials have been vital for both face-to-face and distance learning setups,” said Eduardo Bonoan, General Manager of Marketing Division at Epson Philippines. “This is why Epson Philippines has decided that providing printing equipment would be the best way to support more children’s right to education. Through this pledge, we hope to empower young Filipinos to overcome adversity and pursue their dreams.”

Save the Children is a leading humanitarian organization for children. For the past four decades, this nonprofit organization has been dedicated to protecting and supporting children in need. Aside from helping children gain access to quality education, Save the Children also provides healthcare services, saves lives in emergencies, and upholds children’s rights.

The partnership between Epson Philippines and Save the Children Philippines was agreed upon to provide support in strengthening children’s resilience and capacity to protect themselves from risks brought by the impact of Covid-19, climate change and disasters, and violence (including armed conflict) through continued education.