Leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan, Shopee is donating 708 transistor radios to the Department of Education (DepEd) to help students in rural areas continue learning despite challenges that the pandemic has posed upon their education.
Last Mile Schools are public educational institutions in geographically isolated and conflict-affected areas (GIDCA), usually without access to electricity and reliable internet connection. With the country still under some quarantine restrictions, students attending these schools face even more obstacles in pursuing their education. Fortunately, they can continue their learning by using the transistor radios to tune in to DepEd’s education broadcasts.
Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is humbled to be a part of this meaningful initiative with DepEd, where we can work to improve the lives of students in Last Mile Schools. Children are our future, so we sincerely hope that the donation of these transistor radios will help children in rural areas continue learning safely from their homes.”
This initiative is the latest in Shopee’s efforts to advocate for Filipino children’s welfare through education. It is part of Shopee’s bigger vision of leveraging the digital ecosystem to provide opportunities for the country’s future generation.
Shopee further commits to uplifting local communities with the launch of Shopee Bayanihan: Pamaskong Pambata, a charity drive to raise funds for 12 local foundations geared towards empowering impoverished children: Mano Amiga Philippines; World Vision Philippines; Young Focus for Education and Development Foundation, Inc.; Fundlife International, Inc.; GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.; Save the Children Philippines; Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines, Inc.; Project Pearls, Inc.; Project Smile Philippines; Kythe Foundation, Inc.; PGH Medical Foundation, Inc.; and CRIBS Foundation, Inc. Shopee introduced a wide range of in-app initiatives to raise funds and increase awareness for the children’s needs.
Shopee has also partnered with World Vision to put a spotlight on their Abutin Na10 campaign, a fundraising drive to support DepEd’s education continuity plans. Proceeds will go towards equipping students with tools for distance learning.
For more information about Shopee Bayanihan: Pamaskong Pambata, visit https://shopee.ph/m/pamaskong-pambata.
For more information about the Abutin Na10 campaign, visit https://shopee.ph/m/shopee-world-vision.
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