The COVID-19 pandemic has made an already difficult situation desperate
21% of children have stopped schooling in 2020 because of the pandemic.
That’s on top of the 2.97 million students who dropped out of school in 2019.
2021 can be different, and you can be the reason why.
This school year, you can help 24,000 Filipino students go Back to School.
Seven out of ten Filipinos’ livelihoods were negatively affected in the past year. This has led to an increased risk of children dropping out of school and getting into child labor.
Children without access to basic needs and the internet are more likely to discontinue their studies. Providing simple items like pencils, paper, and learning material can significantly increase student engagement and keep kids in school.
It may seem like a small thing, but providing school supplies can mean the difference between a bright hope or a bleak future for children like Jay.
Remote learning has proven to be more challenging for families living in poverty.
The country’s most vulnerable children are struggling to keep up due to a lack of access to the internet and remote learning modules. And while lessons can be done offline, printing or getting copies of learning modules still costs money that poor families cannot spare.
Not being able to provide for their child’s learning needs brings feelings of guilt on parents who are already bearing a heavy financial burden
Help bridge the gap and ease some of their burden.
World Vision’s Back to School program helps the country’s most vulnerable children continue schooling at a time when resources are limited.
Every peso you give helps ensure that:
- Children have access to learner’s kits composed of pencils, notebooks, and other essentials children need to do their lessons at home. Without adequate school supplies, children are less equipped to take on the challenges of remote learning. The lack of papers and pens can even be an obstacle to completing their studies.
- Much-needed learning modules are supplied to remote communities, where internet connections are patchy. These prepared learning modules enable children to continue studying despite the lack of internet connectivity.
- Families at risk are relieved of the financial burden of purchasing school supplies or procuring distance learning modules. While everyone is affected by this pandemic, the most vulnerable are the ones who suffer the most.
When you donate to Back to School, children like Shasha can continue studying and pursuing their dreams.
DONATE A SCHOOL KIT
In 2020, we provided 63,118 school kits and 36,000 student modules.
That’s almost 100,000 children getting an education they would otherwise have missed due to the pandemic.
Together with the Department of Education (DepEd), World Vision has also undertaken a nationwide literacy program called Abutin Na10. This is in support of DepEd’s Learning Continuity Plan to help 10 million learners continue schooling despite trying circumstances.
With your help, we can bring thousands more Filipino children closer to their dreams of finishing school.
Let’s help bring down the number of school drop-outs by providing disadvantaged children with the tools they need to continue studying.
A family can break the cycle of poverty through education, and you can be their reason why.
Be the reason children like Julia can nurture their love for readingDONATE A SCHOOL KIT