By Coleen Danielle Natividad
Proofread by Serina Mara Alonzo
The pandemic has shut down opportunities one by one for some people. Companies are losing profit, some people are jobless, and some people have suffered physically and mentally because of the pandemic. Depression rates are on the rise, and numerous COVID cases are being reported every single day. It might seem like there’s little hope, but some people are making ways to restore our hope that we can make it through despite everything.
2 Cebu-based organizations have started a program called “GugmaTabangSkuyla: #ParaSaTanan” to aid Cebu’s public education sector. These organizations are the Supreme Student Government League of Presidents (SSGLP) and Cebuano Youth Ambassadors Inc (CYA Inc). Both organizations are led by youth leaders in Cebu, who fight tirelessly for causes needed to be heard.
GugmaTabangSkuyla: #ParaSaTanan is a project for Cebu’s public school sector, to help teachers and students alike in the distance learning method that the Department of Health has implemented nationwide. The program addresses the need for safety, while addressing the need for education of public school students. The program targets atleast 5 public schools within Cebu. The program was developed to allow SSGLP and CYA to solicit funds, in order to reach a target amount of Php 100,000 until December 2020. The donations would be used to buy materials for the teachers and students, such as face masks, face shields, alcohol, bond papers, printer inks, and PPE suits. These materials can help teachers in distributing their learning materials, while at the same time, helping teachers print out their materials for their students. Additionally, SSGLP and CYA accepts donations in-kind for this program.
Details on how to donate and contact information to reach SSGLP and CYA can be found below.
We hope you can support this cause, in order to support the next generation. Education is important to help build a better nation.