When the country was placed under community quarantine last March, physical classes in all levels of education were cut short. With the end of this pandemic still uncertain, the education sector deemed it necessary to transition to an online mode of learning. However, without access to gadgets and internet connection, many Filipino children face the threat of studying without the necessary tools for learning, or worse, never attending classes this year at all. For this reason, The Youth Initiative Philippines (TYI PH) started “Hope for the Students of Child Hope”, a multi-project fundraiser, running from August 8 until September 29, for the benefit of the students under Child Hope Philippines and UP Ugnayan ng Pahinungod Manila. The public may show their support by sending monetary or in-kind donations, bidding in an online auction, or participating in an online raffle.
The Youth Initiative PH is a non-profit youth organization established by a group of college and medical students to help provide PPEs for hospitals in need. As the pandemic progressed, the organization has since expanded its advocacies to assist the education sector. The beneficiaries of their “Hope for the Students of Child Hope” fundraiser are 64 elementary level students between 7 to 18 years old. With the official start of classes slated on October 5, these children require gadgets, educational materials, and protective equipment. TYI PH started this fundraiser to provide the necessities for these 64 children so that they can protect themselves and continue their education amidst this pandemic.
There are three ways that the public can support this fundraiser. The Youth Initiative PH is accepting monetary and in-kind donations such as tablets, bond paper, educational materials (textbooks, activity books, modules, etc), and basic PPEs. TYI PH has also launched an online auction featuring 22 art pieces made by Prof. Arnulfo Esguerra, a faculty member of the University of the Philippines-Manila, and a prolific practitioner of Chinese watercolor painting. There is a wide variety of pieces up for bidding, from intricately-painted fans to eye-catching mounted paintings. Both the donation drive and the online auction will run from August 8 until September 29. Lastly, the public can also participate in an online raffle to get a chance to win work-from-home essentials such as a WD hard drive (1 TB), a Logitech K380 Bluetooth keyboard, or a Logitech M158 Bluetooth mouse. Every Php 100 donated to the fundraiser is equivalent to ONE (1) raffle entry. The online raffle draw is tentatively set on September 2, 2020. The proceeds from the donation drive, the online auction, and the online raffle will be directed towards helping the beneficiaries of the “Hope for the Students of Child Hope” fundraiser.
The Youth Initiative PH is calling on the public to support their various fundraising activities.
To learn more about the “Hope For Child Hope” fundraising initiative, you may visit the official Facebook page of The Youth Initiative PH here: fb.com/TheYouthInitiativePH.