Various sectors of our society have been greatly affected by the COVID-19 health crisis but children are considered as one of the most vulnerable. World Vision partners with the Department of Education (DepEd) thru “Abutin Na10 – Para sa Sampung Milyong Mag–aaral, Sampung Piso, Sampung Araw, Sampung Milyong Pilipino" fundraising campaign. Through this, World Vision aims to mobilize partners to support the implementation of DepEd’s Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) particularly the printing of self learning materials and purchasing of gadgets for the benefit of 10 million Filipino learners nationwide.
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World Vision supports DepEd Learning Continuity Plan (LCP) implementation
With the resumption of classes still uncertain due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the government, in partnership with civil society groups, is working on innovative solutions in order to provide continuous learning to students while in quarantine.
Arlene, 15-years-old, misses her classroom and her classmates. She prays that everything will go back to normal so that she can continue her studies.
Arlene longs for school
By Mong Jimenez, Field and Emergency Communications
“Learning new lessons and having fun with my classmates,” these were the answers of 15-year-old Arlene when asked about what she misses as a student.
For more than three months, Arlene’s village has been on community quarantine to fight the spread of COVID-19. The quarantine measures have affected her father’s earning as a farmer which resulted to limited food supply. Before, Arlene’s family enjoys a variety of vegetables and meat viands. Now, they rely on canned goods such as tomato sardines.
Everyday, the upcoming Grade 9 student cleans their house and reads books to kill time but not a day goes by that she doesn’t think of being inside a classroom with her friends.
When she heard about the news of class suspension, it broke her heart. “I am concerned about our education but I understand that it is for our safety,” said the young girl.
On June 23, 2021, TELUS International Philippines officially turned over Php1,033,097.00 worth of donation to World Vision and the Department of Education’s Abutin Na10 Campaign. The donation was raised through the TELUS Days of Giving Virtual Run, a corporate event that ran from May 1 to May 31. More than 2,300 TELUS International Philippines team.Read More
The nationwide fundraising campaign led by World Vision Development Foundation (World Vision) in partnership with the Department of Education (DepEd)Read More
The great Nelson Mandela said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.Read More