/ 28 December 2020

DESPITE the pandemic, a youth group continues to deliver programs to ensure that Mangyan children will have access to education.

Humans Helping Humans or the 3H initiative launched various programs to help Mangyan learners in Bulalacao, Oriental Mindoro.

“The recent months have been unlike anything we have ever experienced in the past. Changing the way we work, challenging us to find creative ways to stay connected with each other, and requiring new levels of fortitude to manage this uncertainty,” Jerus Reyes, 3H Initiative lead coordinator, said.

The group distributed at least 1,000 school supplies to Mangyan learners  recently through the “Adopt-a-Bag” project.

3H initiative partnered with the Sto. Niño School of Roxas for the “Adopt a Scholar” project for the benefit of the Mangyan children who want to go to high school.

The group launched the Online Class Mo, Sagot Ko project which provides Mangyan students cellphone load for online learning.

It also helped teachers print and distribute self-learning modules through its “Print the Future” project.

“This is truly a turbulent time and we would like to thank you — our educators, our healthcare workers, our uniform personnel, and our fellow organizations. We want you to know that we are here for you,” Reyes said.

“Baguhin man ng pandemya ang galaw ng mundo, sama-sama nating haharapin ang pagbabago. Magtulungan lang tayo. Continue moving forward, rest if you must, but never quit. And, when things seem impossible, do it. Because we are all humans helping humans, and together let’s build better community. Kasama ninyo kami,” he added.

The group was recently recognized by the Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations Awards 2020 because of its programs.