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First Computers from the Computer Project Arrive in Bohol

IJsselstein, Monday, 27 October 2003 (updated: Sunday, 7 March 2004)

The first computers collected from various companies and individuals in the Netherlands arrived at schools in Bohol in September 2003. Now they have started their second life and are being used for various school activities, teaching pupils on the use of computers, etc.

Thanks a lot to all the people who donated computers and other equipment, and to Flora and Robert Schuyt, of Hol-Phil Trading, who donated the shipping of these computers from the Netherlands to Bohol. Without them this wouldn't have been possible.


First computers installed at a school library in Loon, Bohol.


Here you can still see the boxes in which they were send in the right corner.

More Computers Arrive in Bohol...


Here is the computer set-up donated to the Pamilacan Island Dolphin and Whale Watching Organisation. From left to right: Nazario Valeroso, Teodoro Miculob, and Chairman Maximiniano Valeroso. Their organisation tries to employ former whalehunters as tourist guides, such that they can use their skills in for the protection of their former prey.

Jeroen Hellingman

What readers think...

queen sarah wrote:
Tuesday, 12 January 2010 10:26:27 PHT
so the first computers in the philippines doesn't come from the americans it actually come from netherland
Norman Torres wrote:
Friday, 24 June 2005 17:14:58 PHT
Its good to know that there are people out there willing to help. I myself is in need of 2nd hand computers, in addition to the 2 computers alloted for our beneficiaries. I am currently working with young adults from the urban poor of Manila, Caloocan, Quezon City, and Bulacan. We offer services like training, job counseling and free access to facilities and equipment. Please help me help the deprived sector of our society. You can reach me at 285-4804 or 0922-8070009.
Christopher Ian Lumacang wrote:
Wednesday, 30 June 2004 15:49:49 PHT
if you need some computer technician in your office i can be a good help to you.in case you need my expercience you can contact me at 4114744 or 09183988302 at my mobile phone.Thank you.....
Louie B. Daplinan wrote:
Thursday, 13 May 2004 16:51:27 PHT
The Computer project for Bohol schools is a God given idea from a very honorable organization. To the officer's, members, donors and prospective donors, word is not enough to say thanks to all of you. Keep up the good work! I am really very proud to be a Boholano and I can offer myself to teach for free for one month during my vacation in Bohol. I came from a poor remote town of Sikatuna and I wish that you consider donating a computer at the Sikatuna High School. I am more than willing to teach them on Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Internet Browzing, Outlook, Access and Project. Thanks and God Bless!!!
Ponce Igar wrote:
Wednesday, 7 April 2004 02:26:07 PHT
Its good to know that computerization of Bohol school institution will pave the way for a new level of literacy amongst my fellow natives of Bohol, I hope they will stretch a little more hand to those in remote places such as Tausion, Valencia Bohol whom my humble birth place. Truly a milestone of hope to modernize this God given island of the Philippines. As a System Developer/Analyst of Makati I am proud to be born on that little paradise here in the Phils.

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