The novel Corona Virus (COVID - 19) has disrupted the lives of every individual globally bringing uncertainties, forcing countries to observe government mandated lockdowns and quarantine. This has brought about drastic modifications to each sector in the community in response to this deadly threat.
Among the most affected by this outbreak is the global educational system which does not spare Foundation University from. In the Philippines, the Department of Education has been trying its best to address the concerns of parents, teachers and students. Although the university has been fortunate enough to have finished the academic year 2019 - 2020 a week before the enhanced community quarantine was declared in the province of Negros Oriental, where it is located.
The whole two (2) months of the summer, minors of age 0-20 were not allowed to go out of their homes with the government mandated 24 hour curfew. while enhanced community quarantine was being effected throughout the country schools were also ordered a 100% closure affecting all students and teachers and employees at the same time.
The university had no source of income at all while utility bills kept piling up but it was necessary to maintain its upkeep which needed power generation. The solar power of the university, though not 100% yet, has contributed so much in the savings of electricity bills that other expenses may be accommodated.
Again, the gear towards become 100% solar powered has served its purpose of saving energy and costs during this time when the nation and the world needs solutions while reducing the earth's carbon footprint.