In September 2011, Department of Education Secretary Armin Luistro’s reported that as many as 9,000 public schools all over the country are still deprived of access to electricity. Students are taught in dark classrooms, places that are far from conducive to learning.
Schneider Electric (SE), the global specialist in energy management, believes in the importance of making good solar lighting available to the community. In light of its goal in helping public schools, SE chose the Payatas-C Elementary School (PCES), as the recipient of SE’s In-Diya Lighting Systems. Most of the students come from families who are impoverished squatters at the Payatas landfill.
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