Bag-ong Pag-asa is a new campaign that we initiated this year to raise school bags for children affected by Typhoon Odette. When the typhoon hit the Visayan region last December 2021, many children were not able to enjoy the Christmas season because their families had to build their toppled shelter from the ground. Thus, as a social enterprise supporting advocacies for children’s welfare, we thought of simple ways to help reignite hope in their hearts. This is how we came up with the idea of initiating a bag drive campaign, to help remind the kids to continue dreaming and pursuing their right to education.
Now let us introduce you to one of our adopted schools. Sta. Rosa Multigrade school is the only elementary school in the mountainous barangay of Sta. Rosa, Maasin City. Most of the learners in this school are sons and daughters of farmers, habal-habal drivers, and construction workers. Meanwhile, some of the learners live with their grandparents or guardians as their parents work in Manila for blue collar jobs. Most of the families in their community depend on farming, with coconut and banana as the main exported product of the barangay. Life in the community is really simple and quiet that’s why one can just imagine how much trauma and stress the strongest typhoon of 2021 has brought to the people of the community, especially the children who did not only witness the wrath of the typhoon as it was ongoing but also the struggle and discomfort that their families had to face as they build their home from the scraps on the ground. Needless to say that all their belongings were destroyed, with the children’s school supplies and materials completely damaged by the typhoon.
Now that the community is slowly pulling their lives together, we too, would like to do our part in giving hope to kids after a traumatic event in their lives. Let’s make them smile, in ways we can. One school bag= One happy kid. #Bag-ongPag-asa
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Please send a screenshot of your successful transaction to our email firstname.lastname@example.org and put in the subject:
“Bag-ong Pag-asa para sa Sta. Rosa Multigrade school”