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SK gives school supplies to teachers, students amid pandemic

Philippine Information Agency
23 Oct 2020, 16:38 GMT+10

BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, Oct. 23 (PIA) --The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation here, headed by SK Federated Pres. Brando P. Tabuno, acknowledges the huge demand for school supplies especially with the hardships of the teachers and students on blended learning due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Since the beginning of school year 2020-2021, the SK in Bantay has been distributing school supplies to various schools in their municipality.

"Ngayon po namimigay kami ng mga school supplies para sa mga bata hindi lamang para sa elementary at high school kundi pati sa mga day care," Tabuno said.

This initiative has benefitted over 2,000 students already.

He added that the SK recognizes the hardships of the students especially the sacrifices of the teachers for each student to be able to continue their education amid the COVID-19.

"Ramdam po namin kasi iyong hirap ng ating mga guro at estudyante. Sa part ng mga students Hindi po kasi lahat pare pareho ang estado ng pamumuhay may mga fortunate may mgakapos din sa buhay, Kaya kahit sa ganong paraan ay makatulong din kami. Sa part naman po ng mga teachers, alam naming nahihirapan din sila kasi yung mga funds nila ay nade-delay at usually nanggagaling sa sariling bulsa nila yung mga pinangbibili nila ng mga school supplies," he added.

That's why the SK plans to give free bond papers and ink to the teachers in their municipality to help ease their problem and shall also provide free printing and photocopy to help in the reproduction of modules.

"Yung next po na project namin is gusto din naming tumulong sa part ng mga teachers. Magbibigay po kami ng mga bond papers and ink at gusto din namin mag-provide po ng free printing and photocopy para may dagdag na katulungan sila sa pag-reproduce ng mga modules," he further added.

Other than helping the students and teachers, the SK here have distributed a total of 10,000 washable face masks to the youth from March to July to help protect them from the COVID-19.

And last September, they conducted various activities in celebration of the Linggo ng Kabataan.

The youth participated in the tree planting and bloodletting activity, contests such as spoken poetry and poster making, and community based screening on Human Immuno Virus (HIV) in partnership with the local government unit through its Rural Health Unit.

Tabuno said, "Mahalaga ang information dissemination lalo sa panahon ngayon na may pandemiya kaya kahit papaano gusto naming matuto at the same time para narin matulungan ang ating kabataan sa isyu ng HIV. Hindi Lang po kasi COVID-19 ang problema, meron din iba kagaya nga ng HIV."

The youth who excel in the field of sports, academic, and journalism were also awarded with recognitions from the SK through its "Pammadayaw ti Agtutubo" program.

"We conducted po 'yung 'pammadayaw' para naman at least mapalitan yung mga sacrifices nila. and ma-motivate po yung mga susunod na achievers para mas lalo pa nilang pag-igihan," he added.

In Davao De Oro, the SK Federation launched project 'Hatud' to help with the delivery of modules to the students in their houses.

"That is one of the main problem of the DepEd kung kailan gagawin iyong delivery ng ating mga modules but then nandoon po kami as the SK provincial federation president and of course with the help of our DILG doon po kami pumasok na magkaroon ng Project Hatud na kami, as SK officials, kami ang magdadala o magde-deliver ng mga modules sa mga bahay ng mga estudyante," SK Federation Pres. Charlemagne Bautista said during the Laging Handa Network Briefing News Monday, October 19.

"Iyon po ang Project Hatud, iyong 'hatud' po na term is a Cebuano term meaning 'to deliver' o magpapadala ng modules ng mga estudyante natin," she added. (JCR/JPD/JMQ, PIA La Union)

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