by The Landas Organization (Chloe Samson, Felicity Santos, and Kira Velasco)
With the mission of paving new paths for the future of Filipino youth in poverty, Landas is a non-profit organization that advocates for quality education.
Finding its roots from a group of students who were given the opportunity to immerse themselves in Fijian culture, its members soon realized that it was the Philippines who needed them the most. From then on, Landas Philippines has been established as a branch to carry on the vision of generations of Filipino youth who never stop learning.
Today, Landas continues to make its mark in the field of education amidst the COVID-19 pandemic by redirecting its efforts into aiding distance learning.
With the goal of raising funds for tablets and supply and hygiene kits to aid 300 students from the Homeowners Association of Meralco relocatees, Inc. P4, Kapit-Bisig sa Panahon ng Pandemya is a collaboration with KinaBOOKasan and Aksyon ng Kabataan Organization.
The collective effort hopes to improve the learning conditions of many students in the community, ranging from kindergarten to college students.
Landas aims to raise P500,000 to donate 150 tablets.
Monetary donations are accepted through GCash, PayPal, and Metrobank and are facilitated through this link: http://bit.ly/Kapit-Bisig.
Landas Philippines has prepared a 5-video series called Learning with Landas (LWL) to promote their fundraiser, Kapit-Bisig sa Panahon ng Pandemya. It is a branch project that aims to support the organization’s advocacy for accessible education.
LWL started with a class about Online Learning, taught by Maria Couline “Basha” Gloria, who outlined tips and tricks about how to efficiently learn while at home. Watch here: http://bit.ly/LWLEp1
The second episode starred Soeur bakers Mika & Isa Fajardo, who taught us how to bake the all-time classic: chocolate cake. Watch here: http://bit.ly/LWLEp2
Next was Naomi Laviña, a local Filipina artist, who showed us how to unleash our inner creativity and create our own personal masterpieces! Watch here: http://bit.ly/LWLEp3
Erica Frondoso of Cozy Manila taught entrepreneurship through her personal business journey in the fourth episode. Watch here: http://bit.ly/LWLEp4
And lastly, Bettina Jose of Spring Philippines shed light on how to achieve and maintain a healthy mental state – most especially in the time of a pandemic – in the series’ final episode. Watch here: http://bit.ly/LWLEp5
Together with other initiatives and youth-led organizations, Landas continues to align each project, post, and action towards promoting accessible quality education despite the different challenges and states of uncertainty that continue to arise. Through the recognition of the power of collaboration and the potential of the youth, the organization believes a better future for education becomes more attainable.