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The School-in-a-Bag is a portable digital classroom that provides access to technology, connectivity, multimedia content, and a pandemic-resilient pedagogy to support distance learning in the new normal, even for remote communities.

Each weather-proof backpack contains a laptop and an LTE pocket WiFi for the teacher and 10 to 20 tablets for the students. All devices come pre-installed with multimedia content that can be accessed even offline.

A virtual walkthrough will be conducted with the teachers on the contents of the bag and they will also be trained on a pandemic-resilient teaching methodology called the CVIF-Dynamic Learning Program.

The Program will also be evaluated a year after the deployment of the bag to the school.

Key figures:


Bags deployed to last-mile schools


Teachers reached


Students reached

Citations received

  • Runner-up: Social Contribution Award – World Communication Award, October 2019

  • Runner-up: Outstanding Mobile Contribution to the UN SDGs in Asia – GSMA Asia Mobile Awards, June 2019

  • Finalist, Most Innovative Community Telecom Project – Telecom Asia Awards, May 2019

  • Social Contribution Award – Asia Communication Awards, June 2018

  • Finalist: Best Mobile Innovation for Education or Learning – GSMA Global Mobile Awards, February 2017

  • Social Contribution Award – World Communication Awards, November 2016

Here’s How You Can Help:

Help build a #BetterWorld by ensuring that there will be #NoLearnerLeftBehind. Know more about how to donate a School-in-a-Bag to your chosen beneficiary community by sending an email to LearnSmart@smart.com.ph