/ 6 September 2020

WITH the opening of classes only a month away, a group in Laguna province has launched a program to help the education sector in the printing of learning modules for students who cannot afford gadgets and those without access to the internet.

Makipapel, a volunteer organization based in San Pablo City, appealed for bond paper donations and volunteers to distribute the paper to various schools.

The project, pioneered by Laguna College’s 4A1-Nucleon Class of 2012, has collected 232 reams of A4 size paper. The group started distributing bond papers to  public schools on August 23.

“While we have achieved so much, our project should not end with 200 plus reams,” Paula Navata, Makipapel financial analyst, said.

“It may seem as simple as a paper. But these papers will soon determine whether the youth of [the] next generation will receive proper education, without the worries of inaccessibility and unaffordability. We are knocking on everyone’s good hearts to help us lead a future of development and wisdom,” Navata added.

Makipapel Project Head Andrei Palomar thanked the people who reached out and helped make the project possible.

“We would like to extend our gratitude to those who have been part of this project: donors, volunteers, suppliers, coordinators, and everyone who helped in any way they can. None of this would have been possible without your participation,” Palomar said.

“We would also like to recognize Mr. Siegfred Palomar for being there since day 1. His support and guidance paved the way to help more beneficiaries,” he added.