DOST VI, LGU Makato offer STARBOOKS, scholarship opportunities to schools in Aklan

MAKATO, AKLAN – The Department of Science and Technology Aklan Provincial S&T Office (PSTO) in collaboration with the local government unit (LGU) of Makato, Aklan, provides DOST’s STARBOOKS or the Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated KioskS to three (3) secondary schools in Makato, Aklan.  The school beneficiaries were Bagong Barrio Integrated School, Baybay-Alibagon Integrated School, and Dr. Ramon B. Legaspi, Sr. National High School.

Along with the STARBOOKS technology, three (3) desktop computers were also provided to the beneficiaries through funding from the DOST Community Empowerment thru S&T (CEST) Program. A turnover ceremony  took place at the Makato Municipal Hall.

STARBOOKS serves as an innovative information access portal, providing thousands of digitized scientific and technological resources to students, teachers, and communities. Its primary purpose is to foster interest and engagement in the S&T field, ultimately contributing to the nation’s growth and development.

In addition to this initiative and in an effort to broaden the reach of DOST-Science Education Institute’s (DOST-SEI) scholarship programs, a series of scholarship campaigns in these schools to orient the students on the DOST-SEI Undergraduate Scholarship Program. These sessions aim to educate students about the opportunities available in the field of S&T and inspire them to apply for DOST scholarship.(MDVillanueva/Aklan PSTO)