CLIMBS Cares’ “Adopt a School Program: Flash Drive to Thrive”

The current pandemic caused by COVID-19 has created exceptional challenges and has impacted different sectors worldwide and no one knows when it will end.

The current pandemic caused by COVID-19 has created exceptional challenges and has impacted different sectors worldwide and no one knows when it will end.

Every country is facing a dilemma and currently implementing plans and procedures on how to handle the virus, and infections are still on the increase.

In the context of education, planning and implementation of an amended “education policy” and “new normal” should be taken into account in order to maintain and provide quality education despite the series of lockdowns, community quarantine and the “NO FACE-TO-FACE” teaching-related problems.

Two among the different approaches in this “new normal education” are the implementation of online classes and/or modular learning. However, these two approaches pose threat and problem to students who have limited to no internet access and those who cannot afford to buy the needed device to partake in online classes and/or modular learning.

Last Friday, November 13, 2020, CLIMBS Life and General Insurance Cooperative through CLIMBS’ Cares “Adopt a School Program”, flagship of the CLIMBS HR Champs donated a total of four hundred forty-nine (449) flash drives to two hundred sixty-three (263) Grade-11 Students, one hundred seventy-two (172) Grade-12 Students and fourteen (14) Senior High School Teachers of Iponan National High School. The attendees of Partnership signing and recipients of the certification of appreciation from the said school were: Mr. Ulysses P. Zulueta, Ms. Ma. Theresa A. Billones, Mr. John Denber T. Palmere, Ms. Arlyn Mae P. Abueva and Mr. Jade Anthony C. Pilongo.

This program was a product of the “1st Youth Social Hackathon” initiated by CIM (formerly CIFL) and considered as a denouement for October 2020 Coop Month Celebration activities which aims to offer help to school and students to at least ease the pressure and burden associated with the “new normal” in educational sectors here in Cagayan de Oro City.