News Release

LDSC Equips Biri National High School with Needed Tech

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have a unique understanding of education. They believe that intellect or intelligence is the only thing that one carries onto the next life. This is the reason that Latter-day Saints make education a lifelong pursuit.

Church members also believe that education is an essential component to achieving spiritual and temporal self-reliance.


This explains why Latter-day Saint Charities, the humanitarian arm of the Church, partners with local communities to help address their needs. The Biri National High School (BNHS) is one of the beneficiaries of LDSC.

To help the school meet the Department of Education’s technology and internet requirements, and improve the audio and visual learning experience of students. LDSC turnover over 28 brand new Smart TV units. They will be placed in the school’s 28 advisory classrooms.

In addition, Biri National High School received two units of all-in-one printers, eight AVR UPC units, and 350 round bars that will be installed on windows for security purposes. The project also included the installation of security grills, electrical wiring, and provisions of post-paid Internet connection.

With only outrigger boats as the only mode of transportation to reach the island, LDC covered the cost of shipping and delivery. President Amado E. Estonanto Jr. of the Catarman Philippines Stake (diocese) helped facilitate the delivery of the items from Catarman to Biri Island.

Although located in a small island, the donated items will benefit 1,183 students once face-to-face classes resume next school year.

According to Florife Donor, a member of the Church and a teacher in the school, the 28 classrooms hold 50-60 students. Many of them have no access to computers and print shops on the island. Smart TVs will help train the students, while the printers will provide printed materials for them.

In the meantime, Donor said that they will use the printers to print modules for all students as the school prepares for the distance learning approach this school year while in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

In expressing gratitude to the Church and LDSC, School Head Celyn Deculawan said, “On behalf of Biri National High School, together with School District Head Elena Flores, and the rest of BNHS family, we would like to extend our gratitude to The Latter-day Saints Charities, and also through the efforts of Sister Florife Donor, a Latter-day Saint teacher, for these remarkably useful and timely donations.”

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