Filipino kids in less privileged communities are receiving Hope In A Box kits to stimulate their learning and creativity while stuck at home due to the community quarantine to stop the spread of COVID 19.
The project collaboration between the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation and BEAGIVER addresses the need for children need to find a way to learn or express creativity as a form of activity amid the unstimulating and structureless nature of home quarantine.
Unfortunately, not all families can provide materials for their school-grade children, especially those in far-flung and underprivileged communities. The Hope in a Box campaign gives those children shoebox-sized kits of school supplies and art materials put together from monetary donations.
Hope In A Box began with teacher and YBH volunteer Ruel Visca. He provided kindergarteners in Sta. Maria, Romblon school materials donated by his fellow teachers. It’s reported he has provided kits to 100+ kids.
In May, YBH ambassadress Pauline Amelinckx was inspired and provided kits for the Bol-anon children of her community in Tubigon, Bohol. Not only did she provide basic school and art supplies but she also added a coloring book she created herself.
The good deed spread and continued across the Philippines. As of today, the BEAGIVER website is hosting five different chapters of the Hope in a Box campaign, donating boxes or bags to children in impoverished communities.
For those interested in funding the Hope In A Box kits, BEAGIVER has a master list of recommended donations on their website here.
BEAGIVER and the Yellow Boat of Hope Foundation are both known to support education for impoverished children in the Philippines.
BEAGIVER has provided children school supplies, kits, and scholarships since 2017.
Yellow Boat of Hope provides boats, transportation, and infrastructure to communities who face hardship when completing their children’s education. A year ago, Good News Pilipinas interviewed a volunteer of YBH to discuss the impact of the resourceful boat-making initiative for schoolchildren.
As online schooling will commence mid-August, communities prepare to equip students for online schooling to make sure no student is left behind for the upcoming Academic Year 2020-2021.
Recently, the City of Manila has said it will issue gadgets and Wi-Fi for K-12 public schools and their students and faculty while Tagbilaran City has also decided to provide free pre-loaded pocket wifis to its students to assist online learning.
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