September 27, 2020 – In response to help their fellow learners, two youth leaders, Alliah Nicole Sayo and Anna Abigail Ticzon, discussed their respective efforts to assist their schools and communities in the new normal set-up during the Handang Isip, Handa Bukas press briefing on Monday.

Ilocos Sur Supreme Student Government (SSG) president and incoming Grade 12 Alliah Sayo shared that their organization spearheaded several donation drives including Kahon ng Karunungan, a project to help fellow learners in their education amidst the pandemic by distributing school supplies and hygiene kits.

“We will also be uploading online tutorial videos for the students about certain topics in their lessons and also we will be sharing learning materials like e-books and PDF files that can help them in the distance learning for the School Year 2020-2021,” Sayo said.

Through Sayo’s leadership, their SSG also initiated a fundraising project for Kutchero and Tour Guides where they were able to distribute food packs to 146 kutcheros and 23 tour guides in their province.

Meanwhile, San Pablo City Science Integrated High School SSG President Ticzon highlighted SciHigh on the Net to fully utilize social media pages and to connect more with schoolmates despite not seeing them in person due to the new normal setup.

“With SciHigh on the Net, the Supreme Student Government of San Pablo City Science Integrated High School will stand up and prove that no pandemic shall hinder us in giving inclusive, empowering, and compassionate service,” Ticzon said.

“Institutions have a responsibility to provide inclusive quality learning while students have a role to learn. And with us being the student leaders, we are assigned to help in connecting these two ends and make it as one. To my fellow youth and organization officers, I am counting on you,” Ticzon emphasized.

Secretary Leonor Magtolis Briones lauded the efforts of various students and parent-teacher association in making sure that education will be delivered to the learners and efforts in helping the department as the opening of classes approach.

“As we approach the opening of the school year on October 5, paganda nang paganda ang balita. 14 days na lamang ang natitura. Para tayong nagbibilang para sa Pasko. Ang ganda naman ng mga balita naririnig natin at shine-share sa inyo na kasama sa pag-prepare sa opening ng School Year 2020-2021,” said Secretary Briones.