Doctor donates educational supplies to public schools with 5,800 learners

Education is one of the sectors that is greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Physical learning is suspended to ensure safety of the students and the teachers. To continue the learning of students, the Department of Education introduced their Learning Continuity Plan which offers different modes such as online and modular.

The advent of the new learning modes require the teachers to adapt in the many technologies such video conferencing, production of printed materials, and many more. Adequate educational supplies becomes a new significant challenge as teachers need to produce learning materials in the entire school year.

Thankfully, many individuals and groups are stepping up to support the schools. One of the generous donors is Dr. Matthew Yap, an oncologist and a major donor of World Vision. He donated a printer, 10 boxes of bond paper and a set of gardening tools to four public schools in Liloan, a municipality of Cebu. The donation will benefit a total of 5,800 students.

“We are thankful for the support we received  from our sponsors like Dr. Matthew Yap. It is a great help for partner schools in ensuring continuity of education among children during this challenging time,” shares Josephine Solon, World Vision Program Manager.

The Department of Education also partners with World Vision in raising funds through its Abutin Na10 Campaign. Through this campaign, 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.

Photos and details by Ayeth Bregente and Josephine Solon; Story by Mong Jimenez.