Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School

by Fundacion Ponferrada Van Stone (FPVI)
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
Send Vulnerable Filipino Children to School
May 12, 2021

BEING RESILIENT IN PANDEMIC TIMES

Game-based Virtual Visit to RiceWorld
Game-based Virtual Visit to RiceWorld

Remote print-based modular learning continues to be the new norm for students in the Philippine public school system. As with most of the 22.3 million students in the country, our FPVI Fellows struggle with a weekly set of new subject materials to tackle, regardless of whether the previous week’s lessons are grasped or understood. Summative Exercises and Performance Tasks are the means of assessing a student’s progress. The absence of in-person lesson delivery and the inability to access help from the school leave many anxious and stressed.

FPVI reduces and alleviates the distress caused by modular learning by providing tutorial support to its Fellows. This Mentoring Program ensures that everyone has sufficient mobile phone credits and mobile data weekly for remote tutorials through group chat. This and journal-keeping and independent creative arts projects continue to be the lifeline for the FPVI Fellows in pandemic times, as well as a more practical type of learning---collaborative and learning to be more resilient in the face of many challenges.

Once a month though, the Fellows come to the FPVI Center to collect care packages and school supplies, and to receive in-person tutorials on subjects they need help the most, within the bounds of health and safety protocols in effect in the municipality. To add to the monthly learning support provision, the Fellows are participating in a series of game-based Virtual Visit Sessions to a science facility on topics relating to rice. Rice is central to the lives of everyone in this part of the world so there is interest and curiosity to the novelty of a virtual visit to RiceWorld. The April 4th topic was Climate-resilient rice. Most of the students are from farming families so they were interested, excited and surprised that there’s more to be learned about rice. A second virtual session is set for June.

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Fundacion Ponferrada Van Stone (FPVI)

Location: Tunga - Philippines
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Leonor Ponferrada
Tunga, Leyte Philippines
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