Twelve classes from De La Salle University-Dasmarinas’ Senior High School will be joining Microsoft’s annual Skype-a-Thon from November 13-14 to connect with thousands of students across the globe.
Through the activity, DLSU-D SHS students will use Skype to share and receive information to broaden their horizons by learning beyond the classroom. The event promotes new tools for students to collaborate as they meet with their global counterparts.
According to Microsoft, the event seeks to support the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal on achieving quality education as it the pledges to provide education resources for children-in-need through its partnership with WE.org.
For every 400 virtual miles traveled over the Skype during the Skype-a-Thon, resources will be donated to children who need access to education. A goal of 14 million virtual miles has been set for the event and if this goal is reached, 35,000 children across 9 WE villages will benefit from the program.
“We are supporting this project because it teaches digital and global citizenship to our students,” DLSU-D SHS Asst. Director Marlon Pareja said as he added that the SHS also supports Microsoft’s goal to promote interactive education and provide resources for students who need access to learning tools.