April 05, 2023
First Gen-owned renewable energy leader Energy Development Corporation (EDC) formally launched a website and printed educational materials for Grades 6, 9, and 11 Negrense teachers that will benefit more than 2,000 students from 16 schools in Negros Oriental and Negros Occidental for its pilot rollout.
Named as GeoSkwela, the online platform is a supplementary learning website that seeks to help teachers discuss difficult Science topics such as energy transformation, sources, generation, transmission, and distribution, as well as the environmental impacts of energy generation.
“EDC officially launched the GeoSkwela site and conducted a one-day training with the help of our resource speakers from the Knowledge Community. Through this site, the teachers can download reference materials, sample quizzes, experiments, and other activities that will help them comprehensively explain what energy is, how it works, and what its effects on the environment are,” explained Norreen Bautista, Head of EDC’s Corporate Relations Department in Negros.
She added that the site may help teachers create lesson plans for both face-to-face and online learning classes. Bautista also emphasized that the contents of the online platform are aligned with the Science Curriculum of the Department of Education (DepEd) for Grades 6, 9, and 11.
Aside from the GeoSkwela site, EDC also prepared printed materials or visual aids like booklets for distribution to 16 schools in the DepEd Division of Negros Oriental – Valencia District, Negros Occidental, and Bago City.
“We are grateful for the full support and commitment of the education department from the three divisions that we are working with. We also understand the challenge of Internet connectivity in some schools, this is why we also prepared booklets with five modules per grade level. These good-quality booklets are meant to be used by the students enrolled in the current school year and by the next batch of enrollees,” said Bautista.
EDC has always believed that learning is an essential element of human development. “We understand that teachers have been entrusted with the challenging task of enabling young minds to understand and appreciate the role of Science in human life and continue to inspire the youth to be good stewards of the environment,” added Bautista.
The launch event likewise emphasizes the importance of becoming regenerative by striving to do more good for the planet and society, which is what EDC’s revitalized mission to forge collaborative pathways for a decarbonized and regenerative future is all about.
For EDC, being sustainable means doing less harm to our planet, while being regenerative means restoring it and making it better. The company believes that inspiring the youth to move forward and go beyond sustainability for a livable planet and a better tomorrow must start today.
EDC is First Gen Corporation’s 100 percent renewable energy subsidiary with over 1,480MW total installed capacity that accounts for 20 percent of the country’s total installed renewable energy capacity. Its almost 1,200MW geothermal portfolio comprises 62 percent of the country’s total installed geothermal capacity and has put the Philippines on the map as the 3rd largest geothermal producer in the world.