/ 16 April 2021

The World Vision Development Foundation – Philippines and the Department of Education gave learning materials to over 18,000 students through the Abutin NA10 project.

ABUTIN NA10, a nationwide fundraising initiative of World Vision, turned over printed learning activity sheets to thousands of students in Batangas province on March 9.

World Vision created the campaign to support DepEd’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan and to help students continue their school activities in the safety of their own homes.

In his message during the turnover ceremony, DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito M. Umali highlighted the need to invest in education and reiterated that the Philippine Constitution mandates that education should be given priority.

“We thank World Vision and its partners. This turnover of learning activity sheets is so important for our agency, especially this time when we are implementing distance learning modalities. Aside from online, television and radio-based learning and homeschooling, we rely heavily on these printed materials,” Umali said.

Based on the Covid19 impact assessment by World Vision in the Philippines, school closures have affected 28.4 million students nationwide. Of these, 15.8 million or more than half were in the early stages of primary school.

World Vision National Director Rommel V. Fuerte shared that the organization’s vision is for children to experience life in all its fullness.

“One of the ways to achieve this is to give them access to quality education,” he said.

In a separate occasion, the Land Bank of the Philippines donated tablets to “Abutin Na10” to be given to last mile learners.