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Teachers and students from off-grid Manurigao Integrated School in New Bataan, Davao de Oro can now access digitized Science and Technology (S&T) resources with the installation of solar-powered Science and Technology Academic and Research-Based Openly Operated Kiosk Stations (STARBOOKS).

The Indigenous People (IP) Women's Association of Barangay Kimlawis, Kiblawan, Davao del Sur exhibited their grassroots innovation to the United Nations Development Programme Independent Country Programme Evaluations (UNDP-ICPE) as part of strengthening the Grassroots Innovation for Inclusive Development (GRIND) program by the Department of Science and Technology XI (DOST XI).

The Department of Science and Technology Region XI, through the Provincial Science and Technology Office of Davao de Oro aided farmers from Barangay Andap, New Bataan, Davao de Oro, with various chocolate production processing equipment to help with their livelihood. 

A total of 55 units of solar-powered street lights were donated by the Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) to Barangay Salaysay in Marilog District, Davao City, to light up the unelectrified parts of the barangay. 

Out of the 451 proposals received by the National Economic and Development Authority (NEDA) from across the country for the National Innovation Fund, three proposals of the Department of Science and Technology Region XI (DOST XI) were approved by the National Innovation Council Executive Technical Board.