Leyte school brings 'cool' learning in new normal

A PUBLIC elementary school in Palo, Leyte has launched "IsCOOL4ALL" project to make education accessible to their 220 enrolled pupils amid the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic.

"We want education to be cool by providing all the needs of our learners including school supplies for free for them to focus on their education without any regrets,” said Gary Mosquito, school head of Cabarasan Daku Elementary School.

Mosquito, a 2019 Bayaning Guro awardee, added that their preparation for the distance learning modality “is quite easy for us since our community stakeholders like the barangay officials and the General Parent-Teacher Association are very supportive in all our plans.”

“We are guided smoothly with our Learning Continuity Plan,” Mosquito told Sunstar Philippines.

Earlier, Mosquito and his eight teachers held a dry run on the implementation of the Leyte Division’s distance learning modality to ensure the smooth flow of learning activities in the new normal starting October 5, 2020.

“To our children, just stay home because your teachers will take good care of your education this time of pandemic. To our parents, just be cooperative with our teachers in delivering education to your children because we are here to serve the best quality education even beyond what is expected from us,” said the award-winning school head.

Meanwhile, Mosquito thanked the leadership of Palo-II District Supervisor Philip Teraza and their stakeholders for providing them personal protective equipment (PPE), school supplies and equipment for the printing of self-learning materials.

Some of their sponsors are Share Your Spare Singapore, Professional Regulation Commission, Sirakwayanon Eagles Club, Philippine Air Force, Philippine Red Cross, Philippine Army, LGU-Palo through Mayor Ann Petilla and councilors, and Provincial Board Member Gina Merilo.

Other families and individuals who made donations are Corillo Family, Cornejo Family, Espelita Family, Dada's Litson, Jeanrey Quinos and Family, Asis Family, Turalba Family, Rocelle Nomio, Anie Arguelles, Joefel Reyes and Yves Yanuario, among others.

“We are always inspired by people who share their blessings,” Mosquito said. (SunStar Philippines)


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