E-commerce platform Shoppee said it was donating over 700 transistor radios to the Department of Education (DepEd) in a bid to help learners in rural areas studying via distance learning despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Shopee said the transistor radios would benefit Last Mile Schools or public schools in geographically isolated and conflict-affected areas. Most of these schools have no or limited access to electricity and the internet.
“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,” Martin Yu, associate director at Shopee said.
“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,” Yu added.
With the transistor radios, students can tune in to DepEd’s education broadcasts. Deped makes use of a mix of self-learning modules, radio and television instruction, and online classes for its distance learning initiative.
Shopee said the initiative is part of its latest 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,” it added.
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 of the program will go towards equipping students with tools for distance learning.
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