CleanTech Foundation
February 22, 2021

CleanTech & Pisay '87 NorCal Donate Copier to Tanay Elementary School

CleanTech Foundation and Pisay '87 Northern California donated a brand new photocopier-printer to the Magata-Manggahan Elementary School in Laiban, Tanay in Rizal province on February 20.

The need for a copier stems from the school's modular system for distance learning. As there is no electric power service in the area, the school and the community are not able to have a "study from home" set-up. Nevertheless, the copier will be powered by the school's off-grid solar installation.

Prior to the donation, the teachers always had to go to the central school district in downtown Tanay to make copies of the school materials. While making copies is not the challenging per se, it is the need for transportation that was most difficult for the school and the time it takes for them to make copies available.

According to the school officer in charge, Ms. Carissa Balinsayo, to be able to make copies, they rented a vehicle to go to the central district and to bring the hundreds of reams of copies back. Each vehicle rental cost the school P2,000.

Time-wise, the entire exercise also cost the teachers a lot: the time for travel, queuing at the district and waiting for the copies to be completed.

Miss Balinsayo and the rest of the teachers expressed gratefulness for the copier. She says it is a huge help to the school and the teachers because they no longer have to rent a vehicle and to wait in line to get the printed modules for the school children.

To complement the donation, Amaysim Philippines also gave boxes of A4 size bond paper. Kron Philippines, authorized distributor of Fuji Xerox, also donated extra toner and peripherals to the school. Representatives from Kron also provided a tutorial on the features and operation of the photocopier for the teachers.

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