OPPO, in partnership with the world’s leading independent organization for children Save the Children Philippines, has recently completed the turnover of the 100 OPPO A12e smartphones, Rock Space Torch Bluetooth Earphones, and special Online Learning Kits to select public school students in Navotas City. Selected recipients are from Tanza Elementary School, Tanza National High School, Bagumbayan Elementary School, and Navotas National High School respectively.
Filipinos on Online Distance Learning
Securing better access to online distance learning is challenging, especially for those who have lesser means to provide for themselves. This is a common concern among the parents and students of Teacher Claudine of Tanza Elementary School with six years of experience in Special Education (SpEd).
“Nagka-virtual orientation kami ngayon kung paano mangyayari ang modular learning…You really have to do everything and explore all means. Hindi ito normal na may problema lang, may pandemya kasi.”
Teacher Claudine shared. “Sa SpEd [students] kasi they need immediate feedback. Kailangan din nila ng individualized na approach. Pero ang parents hindi sila trained to do that. Kung hindi ganoon ka-strong ang foundation and follow-up sa bahay, magiging malaki ang regression.” she added.
Teacher Claudine’s students were one of the selected recipients of the OPPO A12e smartphones and Rock Space Torch Bluetooth Earphones for online distance learning which are useful tools in helping the SpEd students to get the attention and support needed while doing online classes.
A true experience was shared by Nanay Rosalinda and her daughter Filchriz who has been diagnosed with Global Developmental Delay. Filchriz is one of the recipients of the OPPO A12e and online learning kit including pencils, pens, crayons for her art classes. “Hindi man niya masabi na miss niya ang school, minsan kapag pinalabas siya dumidiretso [sa daan] papunta sa school,” said Nanay Rosalinda. At home, she mentioned that they do not have a table for Filchriz to study while doing the online classes but the family is doing their best to provide what they could for her to continue classes despite the pandemic situation.
Aside from the smartphone and bluetooth earphone donations, OPPO and Save the Children also set up a fundraising initiative for the Back-To-School campaign which started last August. The effort garnered funds to purchase more online learning kits for more students in need. The learning kits include art materials and basic safety and sanitation kits like alcohol and face masks for the kids.
“With the joint efforts of OPPO, Save the Children Philippines, and those kind-hearted Filipinos who have participated in this fundraising initiative, we were able to extend help to Filipino students in need of most support. We are optimistic that together we can do more for everyone if we continue to band together and lend a helping hand to each other as we overcome these trying times,” OPPO Philippines Marketing Director Raymond Xia.
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