DepEd Last Mile Schools | DepEd Last Mile Schools receive BOC donation anew | MANILA, March 19, 2021 – The Department of Education (DepEd) on Tuesday accepted the  second batch of e-learning gadget and school supply donation from the Bureau of Customs  (BOC) during the turnover ceremony at South Harbor, Port Area.  

BOC donated school bags, children’s books, school shoes, and e-learning materials, which  will be turned over to Last Mile Schools program of DepEd.  

Secretary Briones noted that the donation would help learners in the remote areas of the  country. 

“This batch of donation is especially significant for me. I am so delighted that you have  backpacks, that you are distributing books in spite of all the advances, the technology. As per  the shoes, you cannot imagine how precious this shoes are in places where kids are just  wearing slippers or they go barefoot,” Secretary Briones said. 

“You are helping us to continue education, despite of everything, despite of all the challenges,  we continue our work, you raised the resources, we nurture our children, and together we will  triumph,” she added.  

The Education chief shared that DepEd already distributed the first batch of BOC’s donated  e-learning gadgets to various schools in the country, prioritizing Last Mile Schools. 

The signing of the deed of donation and acceptance was led by BOC Commissioner Rey  Leonardo Guerrero. 

“We hope that this donation will help in filling-up the needs of our teachers and students for  this materials especially in the countrysides,” Commissioner Guerrero said.  

The ceremonial signing was attended by DepEd Undersecretaries Alain Del Pascua and Annalyn Sevilla, Department of Finance (DOF) Undersecretary Antonette Tionko, and Port of  NAIA District Collector Carmelita Talusan. 

The donation of e-learning materials and school supplies is aligned with Section 1141 of the  Customs Modernization and Tariff Act (CMTA), which allows the donation of these goods to  other agencies.



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The Department of Education (DepEd) formulates, implements, and coordinates policies,  plans, programs, and projects in the areas of formal and non-formal basic education. It  supervises all elementary and secondary education institutions, including alternative learning  systems, both public and private; and provides for the establishment and maintenance of a  complete, adequate, and integrated system of basic education relevant to the goals of national  development.