Imaginet Corporate Social Responsibility Case Study in Education


Imaginet works with Haywood and Filminera Resources Corporation (FRC) to provide education opportunities for the community of the Masbate Gold Project

“Through Haywood’s partnership with CGA Mining Ltd and Imaginet International Inc, we have been able to expand the previously implemented IT program into an additional four schools which collectively teach over 1000 students.”

With Filminera, CGA Mining and Haywood, Imaginet donated computers and training for the Masbate Gold Project community as part of their Corporate Social Responsibility.Filminera Resources Corporation (FRC), partly owned by CGA Mining, is one of mining companies leading the Masbate Gold Project (MGP). As part of the organization’s commitment to developing not only the mining industry of the Philippines, but also contributing to the social and economic development of the communities, FRC answers the technological and educational advancement issues of the community’s schools.

In keeping with its commitment, FRC collaborated with Imaginet International Inc., as part of their CSR projects, implemented the MGP School I.T. Program in November 2008. The I.T. program aims to answer some of the main challenges and needs of the schools in the Masbate province including computer training and classroom rehabilitation.

By taking specific attention to computer training and Internet education, the project intends to equip educators with opportunities to provide contemporary methods in teaching and efficient data research and management. In November 2008, Imaginet conducted preliminary assessments on the overall environment of the community to determine the correct approach and scheduling for the project.

A total of 13 new Lenovo K200 computers were initially purchased, delivered and installed in four selected schools. The full computer set up included Lenovo 19 inch LCDs and computer desks and HP 5610 All-in-One printers. Imaginet also installed Microsoft Vista Operating System, Microsoft Office 2007, Norton 360 Antivirus, and Webroot Spysweeper.

In May of 2009, Imaginet, along with Haywood began Phase 2 of the MGP School IT Program to deliver more computers and monitor the progress of the instructors and students of the community.

Imaginet works with best-of-breed IT brands to provide the community of the Masbate Gold Project with computer products and education.

Imaginet also organized training sessions for all the beneficiary schools that lasted for two days.

The training course included:

  • Essential information on the proper use and maintenance of computers
  • Navigating Windows Vista Operating System,
  • Basic file management
  • Use of Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, Internet Explorer, PowerPoint etc.)
  • Internet use and navigation
  • Email setup and use
  • Printing and scanning

 

After three months, the team from Imaginet went back to Masbate to conduct a refresher course. Imaginet also provided maintenance services to continuously train the educators and also oversee and maintain the computer units within the warranty period of three years.

The Masbate Gold Project presents great promise in creating sustainable social and economic growth for the Masbate province and the Philippines. Imaginet’s overall Corporate Responsibility Program aims to support social, economic and community development. Imaginet works with its partners and clients to create and develop strong relationships with local stakeholders and communities.

Making I.T. Work with Corporate Social Responsibility
Masbate Gold Project community received computer products and training from Imaginet, Filminera, CGA Mining and Haywood.Imaginet International Inc. is the premier provider of IT Network and Security solutions and Managed Network, Hosting and Content Management Services in the Philippines. Imaginet has been designing, supplying, implementing & managing data, messaging and voice networks across the Philippines and ASEAN countries since 1998. Imaginet is a trusted partner of many International companies and brands, providing IT based infrastructure solutions.

Imaginet is the only T-Systems Delivery Partner in the Philippines. The best-of-breed of IT vendors and brands continues to work with Imaginet to provide the Philippine market and the rest of South East Asia with the best IT infrastructure and services.

APC Uninterruptible Power Supplies UPS, Netshelter Racks and environmental monitoring from APC, MGE & Schneider made available in the Philippines by Imaginet - APC Premiere Partner Cisco UCS, routers, switches, firewalls and ASA adaptive security appliances create secure networks, with SBM, SMBSA & SMARTnet support  offered by Imaginet - Cisco Select Partner in the Philippines IBM DS Storage, xSeries Blade, Rack and Tower servers, LTO & TS tapdroves & tape libraries offered by Imaginet - IBM Business Partner in the Philippines ThinkPad, Thinkcenter & Thinkstation Personal Computers, Laptops, Notebooks & Workstation plus Lenovo accessories  from Lenovo offered by Imaginet - Lenovo Business Partner in the Philippines Vulnerability assessment and IP Penetration Testing from Pure Hacking made available in the Philippines by Imaginet

Microsoft  Windows for PC & Server, SQL, Exchange , Lync, OCS plus MSOffice, MSProject & MSVisio - OLP & OEM offered by Imaginet - Microsoft Business Partner in the Philippines Symantec SEP Antivirus, BackupExec BEWS, PGP, Norton & Altiris antivirus internet security, Backup Exec data protection, back up and recovery, and Endpoint Security complete protection solution in the Philippines offered by Imaginet - Symantec Small Business & Silver Partner Imaginet is a T-Systems Delivery Partner in the Philippines XTM & XCS - Unified Threat Management appliances for Web, Email, messaging, content security and SSL VPN remote access Firewall appliance & Virtual machine security solutions from WatchGuard offered by Imaginet - WatchGuard Expert Security Partner and Managed Security Provider in the Philippines

As the country's leading provider of managed network, hosting, and content management services to local, regional, and multinational organizations, we are partnered with the most reliable and trusted brands in the IT business, ensuring your network security, availability, and continuous performance.

Our client base covers the Banking & Insurance, Call Center & BPO, Construction, Gaming & Entertainment, Mining & Mineral Exploration, and Power Generation & Distribution industries in the Philippines and across ASEAN countries.

To find out more about the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility, you can reach Imaginet at (+632) 896-9755 or visit our website, www.imaginet.com.ph

Our team will be more than happy to answer any inquiries and schedule free consultations for any of your I.T. infrastructure and services requirements.