by The Landas Organization (Chloe Samson and Felicity Santos)
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.
Learning with Landas is a 5-episode mini-video series under the aforementioned initiative. The series aims to tap on different topics through individuals experienced in their respective fields:
- Maria Couline Gloria on the transition to online classes
- Isabella and Mika Fajardo, owners of Soeur Cookies, on baking
- Naomi Laviña on basic painting techniques
- Erica Frondoso, founder of Cozy Manila, on entrepreneurship
- Bettina Jose, founder of Spring PH, on mental health
These episodes will be aired every Saturday beginning on August 22, 2020, until September on the Landas Facebook page and Instagram account.
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.