Pawa Primary School and Tagororoc Integrated School both located in the municipality of Nabas in Aklan were installed with two (2) desktop computers equipped with STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS.

The acquisition and deployment of the STARBOOOKS units were made possible through the DOST Community Empowerment thru Science and Technology or CEST Program in Nabas, Aklan.

With this, two (2) separate turn-over ceremonies were conducted by the DOST Aklan Provincial Science and Technology Office (PSTO) in partnership with the local government of Nabas. In each of the ceremonies, an orientation and actual demonstration of STARBOOKS was given by DOST Aklan staff, Ms. Eunice Raiza R. Panagsagan.

STARBOOKS is developed by the Department of Science and Technology Science and Technology Information Institute (DOST STII). It is a stand-alone information source designed to provide relevant science and technology (S&T)-related information especially to students with limited to no access to S&T resources. It contains hundreds of thousands of digitized materials various formats (text and video/audio) placed in specially design “pods” set in a user-friendly interface.