As the COVID-19 cases in the Philippines rise, many families have been severely affected by the pandemic. Majority of them are those who lost their jobs due to the closure of many businesses, dismissal of contractual jobs, and no work-no pay jobs (jeepney drivers, barbers, and salon staff, etc.). It is disheartening to know that some of our fellow Filipinos have no choice but to stop their children from going to school as they do not have enough money to buy gadgets for them to continue their studies through online learning. They would rather use their money for the basic needs of the family (food, rent, water, electricity). The opening of classes is fast approaching, and students are left with no choice but to hope that they will be able to cope and not miss out on their education.
Hence, we are driven by this current situation to create this project, entitled "S.I.K.A.P." which is a Tagalog word that means "effort" or "diligence". Project "S.I.K.A.P." also stands for Support Initiative for Knowledge Amidst the Pandemic which encompasses the ultimate vision of the project itself. We appeal for help from our families, friends, and the community to raise funds through donations to purchase tablets to be distributed to public junior and senior high school students in Metro Manila who are in need of a gadget for use in blended learning.
Your contribution no matter how big or small will be greatly appreciated.
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- Leonida Beligon Ambrocio
- Eric Gonzalez