SfS launches bayanihan drive for UP students

(JULY 10)—Students for STRAW (SfS) recently launched their latest project, “Kapwa Isko: A Distance Learning Bayanihan Drive for UP Students in Need” (Kapwa Isko).

SfS is a coalition of student volunteers whose goal is to advocate the rights and welfare of their fellow students and “seeks to enact policies and create programs for positive change.”

SfS’s Facebook post notes that as the University shifted to remote learning set-up, the Kapwa Isko project, launched on Jun. 30, aims to provide assistance to their fellow Iskolar ng Bayan “by providing laptops, smartphones, tablets and load assistance to bridge the distance.”

The group is accepting cash donations and donations in kind such as extra or old but still working gadgets.

Donors may donate cash through deposits or online bank transfers to Isabelle Beatriz Ginez (BPI Savings Account: 0329085317), Marjulene Roxas (BDO: 001820893500 | GCash: 09165172680) or Kris Miranda (Paymaya: 0995 946 3833).

Donors are requested to send a photo of the deposit slip or screenshot of transaction for verification and accounting purposes through this link: https://tinyurl.com/KIVerificationForm.

Meanwhile, donations in kind may be dropped off in Parañaque City (contact Belle at 09175143474), Quezon City (Kian: 09064079400), or Marikina City (Eliana: 09474634149). SfS will accept donations in kind until Aug. 31.

For inquiries or other concerns, please contact Kris Miranda at 0995 946 3833.

Prior to this initiative, SfS shared a primer on alternative modes of learningon Apr. 9 to their Facebook page to inform their fellow students on how distance or remote learning during the community quarantine due to the COVID-19 pandemic will affect them. The primer can be downloaded at bit.ly/ALModesPrimer.

For more details, visit the SfS Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/StudentsForSTRAWUPD/.

Posted: July 10, 2020 16:19