Public schools improve facilities for delivered computers

Public schools positively responded to the citizen monitoring of computers delivered to selected senior high schools. Prior to delivery, many schools’ facilities were found to be below DepEd standards to maintain the computers.

The Department of Education partnered with the United Nations Development Programme to procure the computers. To ensure care for the delivered computers, they mobilized third-party monitors to check the deliveries in each school. In the National Capital Region, the initiative was dubbed as “Pocomon Go!”.

After its three-month run, Pocomon Go! recorded improvements in school facilities where the computers were installed. The observations were recorded through a “Report Card”, which confirmed efforts that addressed the volunteer monitors’ comments on the school facilities.

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