During the test run of students from Sitio Lun Masla, Malapatan town, Sarangani, in the use of radios in school, it was found that not all families have a radio for children to use.
That is why the young leaders in Sarangani came together to promote the Radyo Para Sa Baryo campaign.
“‘Yong mga students nahihirapang mag-learn ng sila-sila lang, walang teacher,” said Rhoda Ebad, project head of Radyo Para Sa Baryo.
(Those students have a hard time learning on their own without a teacher.)
“Importante talaga na mayroong radio unit so the students can listen to their teacher and may guide,” said Ebad.
(It is crucial to have a radio unit so the students can listen to their teacher and have a guide.)
The campaign aims to provide 1,000 transistor radios for young students in remote barangays in Sarangani.
Meanwhile, second-year college student Curt Mejia is thankful that he survived his summer class due to the internet load he received.
“Nagka-internet connection po ako nakatulong po ‘yon sa daily summer class po namin,” said Mejia.
(I have an internet connection that helped with our daily summer class.)
Mejia’s fellow students from Saint Louis University in Tuguegarao gave him a load under Project Walang Iwanan.
The project aims to provide a prepaid load to finance the internet costs of university students.
“It aims to help our fellow students to access their e-learning needs,” said project head Jason Cureg.
According to Cureg, they also screen students who are more in need.
For P90, the student can go online for a week.
More than 200 students have already received project assistance.
Meanwhile, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is studying the possibility of setting SRP (suggested retail price) on laptops and tablets amid the education’s shift to online learning.
She said the DTI’s initial study found that the price of laptops and tablets vary depending on the design, specifications, and size.