- Israel donated laptops, printers and learning equipment to the Department of Education (DepEd)
- Chargé d’Affaires (CDA a.i.) Ms. Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov mentioned how President Manuel Quezon saved Jewish refugees and said it was part of their way of giving back to the country
- Rachinsky-Spivakov she said they are glad to support the Philippines government’s efforts to cope up with the COVID-19 pandemic
Israel’s Agency for International Development Cooperation – MASHAV has donated learning equipment to the Department of Education (DepEd) of the Philippines.
In an effort to help the Philippine government in coping up with the effects of COVID-19 pandemic, Israel donated laptops, printers and other learning equipment for Filipino students.
Chargé d’Affaires (CDA a.i.) Ms. Yulia Rachinsky-Spivakov turned over the generous donation, which included heavy-duty copiers, laptops, and office printers. DepEd Secretary Leonor Briones witnessed the ceremony virtually while Usec. Revsee Escobedo from DepEd and Dean Jason Arriola from the Department of Foreign Affairs Office of Middle East and African Affairs (DFA-OMMEA) were present during the ceremony.
Briones extended her gratitude to Israel’s donation which she said is a huge help to the country’s blended learning.
“Thank you very much for these learning equipment that we could use for blended education. I have been thinking of how to select the lucky recipients of these gifts. We will prioritize those who need it the most,” she said.
Rachinsky-Spivakov also said they are glad to give to Filipino students. “We are very happy to give assistance to Filipino students. We are aware of the challenges that DepEd is facing in terms of the blended learning approach due to Covid-19. That’s why we decided to give support to the Filipino youth, teachers, and the DepEd,” she said.
Rachinsky-Spivakov also mentioned how President Manuel Quezon saved Jewish refugees during the Holocaust. “Israel will forever be grateful to the Philippines for that. This is one of our humble ways to pay back,” she said.