The delivery of about 300 tablets and a hundred and a half other internet access devices to students in the county's schools took place this Thursday, April 23rd.
«These means are aimed at children and young people, from all levels of education who did not have technological means to accompany the online teaching that is being implemented in the various educational establishments in Lagoa, in the context of measures to prevent contagion by Covid-19 », highlights the autarchy.
After a survey of the cases of students who proved they did not have the means to connect to the internet, the Lagoa council promoted a partnership between several institutions that made themselves available to help solve the identified shortfall.
The Unions and Parish Councils of the municipality, the Rotary Club, the EPIS (Association of Entrepreneurs for Inclusion), are the institutions that joined the municipality of Lagoa
to enable the purchase of the referred equipment in an amount of around 75 thousand euros
The executive says that «the process of identifying the lack of means of access to online education started immediately after the declaration of the national state of emergency, on March 18, and now culminates in the delivery of appropriate equipment to students from different schools of the municipality of Lagoa ».
«This delivery of technological equipment aims to guarantee all students access and integration in distance learning plans, developed by each educational establishment; an initiative not to leave anyone behind ”, concludes the mayor Luís Encarnação.