This is a perfect definition of ‘bayanihan sa kabila ng pandemya.’ We rise together by lifting others in need.
Hi, I am Frances, a first-grade public school teacher. I have been teaching in the public education system for 11 years. This year’s school opening is different from anything we have experienced before. This pandemic has brought different kinds of challenges to students, parents and teachers alike. But this pandemic won’t stop us from helping our students to continue their learning. So, in line with Brigada Eskwela’s bayanihan, we are asking all the community members, friends and families to help our learners and motivate them by donating school supplies for their use. This will be a great help to their parents, especially to those who have lost their livelihoods during this pandemic. This is a perfect definition of ‘bayanihan sa kabila ng pandemya.’ We rise together by lifting others in need.
I called to check up on them and also asked for their permission to enroll them myself. This action was much appreciated because many of them would not have been able to enroll otherwise.
I am Ronald Allan Relador, one of the Y4UW of Masbate. I want to share with you my experience of how I lived the theme of #daretocare. As a teacher in one of the public schools in Masbate, I handle a section in Grade 8. Last July, we were tasked to enroll our students online. We were given instructions on how to do it, but I realized that even if I gave reminders and instructions, only a few of my students could enroll online because they lack the access or equipment to do so. Many of them don’t have an Internet connection at home and rely on Internet cafes or computer shops to do so. And since the pandemic hindered them from accessing the instructions I gave them, I decided to intervene and call each student one by one. I called to check up on them and also asked for their permission to enroll them myself. This action was much appreciated because many of them would not have been able to enroll otherwise. I feel fulfilled and blessed after doing so because of this small action, beginning with me starting to #daretocare, I was able to help my students for the incoming school year.
JAQUILYN MARIE P. JUMUAD
Their presence and happy smiles, brightly greeting us in the morning become our motivation to provide the quality education that they deserve.