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Call for Donations: Students in Indigenous Communities Need Laptops, School Supplies so They Can Keep Studying

As the educational set-up in the Philippines temporarily transitions to a blended learning system due to the current limitations brought about by the pandemic, many local governments and schools struggle to keep up with the new demands.

Blended learning—meaning a mix of online, digital and traditional face-to-face teaching—will require most schools and their students to have access to digital medium such as laptops, tablets, and hard disks, as well as internet. But this poses a problem for many schools and their pupils who don’t have the resources to obtain such gadgets. Some of the most affected by this change is our indigenous communities, such as in Kalinga, Abra, and Cagayan.

Pink Women on Fire Donation Drive 2

Image courtesy of DSWD – CAR Region

These communities need our help. Together with local non-profit organization Pink Women on Fire, we at WhenInManila.com are calling out for help from individuals, brands, companies, and other organizations who may have some resources to spare, to send out donations and materials to help keep our indigenous brothers and sisters in school amidst the pandemic. Below are the details of the drive.

Location of community beneficiaries:

  • Dacalan, Tanudan, Kalinga Apayao
  • Baua, Gonzaga, Cagayan
  • Cayapa, Abra

What these communities need:

  • COVID-19 kits (masks, face shields, soap, alcohol, etc.)
  • Laptops/netbooks
  • Pad papers
  • Notebooks
  • Pens/pencils
  • Backpacks
  • TVs
  • Flash drives
  • Printers
  • Any school supplies

Aside from indigenous communities in Northern Luzon, Pink Women on Fire is also working with the local government at Brgy. Sisigon, Matnog, Sorsogon to help provide the support and materials for Sisigon Elementary School.

Any assistance, both cash and in kind, are very much appreciated. For those who wish to extend help, you may contact Pink Women on Fire. You may coordinate with Jean Navarro by sending them an email at pinkwomenonfire1@gmail.com.

Pink Women on Fire is conducting this fundraising in partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) – CAR Region, and WhenInManila.com.

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