A group of volunteers in Capiz is making sure that no student will be left behind as the Philippines slowly shifts to distance and flexible learning amid the coronavirus pandemic.
Members of the Project Duag (color in Cebuano) have been visiting houses of their intended beneficiaries to distribute learning modules to students who do not have the means and tools to participate in online classes. (Read: An Expert Explains Why You Should Consider Homeschooling Your Kids)
To make things more exciting, the group gives school supplies to children who will correctly answer the modules. They say such an approach serves as an incentive for the kids to continue learning despite the setbacks brought about by the pandemic.
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According to Jerick Brillo, founder of Project Duag, he was inspired to start the project when he witnessed how students were deeply affected by the pandemic. Brillo and other youth volunteers decided to address the gaps in education and public health.
With Project Duag, the team managed to incentivize education and encourage students to be productive and colorful while staying home.
Project Duag materialized in June after it won a grant from the Positive Youth Development Network, a non-governmental organization that facilitates and aids youth groups in the Philippines.
Focusing on their own Barangay Dacuton in Damarao, Capiz for their initiative, their main beneficiaries are students from Mayor Ramon A. Benjamin Sr. National High School. Students from this school struggle with online classes due to weak internet signal in the area. (Read: Powerful Prayers for Students and Educators Affected by the Pandemic)
The group used their grant to distribute the first and second batch of learning materials and created a donation drive to continue the initiative.
In order for students to continue learning at home, Project Duag provides paper booklet modules to test students’ English skills—this covers reading comprehension, homophones, and sentence structure. (Read: Limited Face-To-Face Classes to Be Allowed in Low-Risk Areas)
They also distributed soaps, rubbing alcohol, and cleaning supplies to help families stay safe from the dangers of COVID-19.
If you wish to support Project Duag, you may contact Brillo at 09352603258 or send your donations to his Landbank account:
- Account name: Jerick M. Brillo
- Account number: 0475108094