With a mission of bridging equal access to all, iUplift Philippines, a student-led group by students from De La Salle University, University of Sto. Tomas, University of the Philippines, and San Beda University launches Project Ambagan, a fundraising drive for the purchase of distance learning needs of students from Pag-Asa High School in Labo, Camarines Norte and Balanti Elementary School in Cainta, Rizal.
“We felt that there is a need to respond to the lack of access to computers and internet by many Filipino families. We believe that everyone deserves equal access,” said Precious Angelica Echague, co-founder, iUplift Philippines.
As our way of life adapts to the new normal due to COVID-19 pandemic, the two beneficiary schools will implement a blended learning set-up in line with Department of Education’s policies. iUplift coordinated with the school heads and found out the necessary supplies needed for the set-up such as printers and photocopy machines for easier reproduction of self-learning modules and learning tablets for the online facilitation of learning.
With their catchphrase, ‘every ambag matters’, the student group encourages everyone to donate any amount for the initiative.
The fundraising will run until August 9, 2020.
For information and donations, feel free to visit iUplift Philippines Facebook page at facebook.com/iuplift.ph, Twitter account at @iupliftPH, and Instagram account at @iuplift.ph.