More than 50,000 students from 50 various schools recently received learning supplies, cleaning materials, surgical masks, and vitamins from Hotel Sogo through its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program, SOGO CARES, in coordination with the Department of Education’s (DepED) Brigada Eskwela.
SOGO CARES supports this campaign of DepEd with the theme "Bayanihan sa Paaralan," which emphasizes the countrys collective efforts in promoting collaboration for safe living and addressing social issues and concerns in schools homes, and communities despite the COVID-19 pandemic.
Unfortunately, not all parents can provide learning materials for their children, especially those in far-flung and underprivileged communities. This year, SOGO CARES has been promoting and encouraging education through the Balik-Eskwela campaign of the government, where they provide learning tools for students and children who wish to go back to school but are hindered by economics.
"We are pleased with this "reconfigured" campaign of DepEd because we can extend our efforts to more schools all over the country, especially in isolated locations such as in the area of Biliran, Pampanga, Batangas, and Rizal. We are honored to be a part of this endeavour by the Philippine government. It is always a joy to support schools and children in any way we can. We believe that children without access to basic needs are more likely to stop their studies. Providing basic items like pencils, paper, crayons, and learning material can significantly increase student engagement and keep kids in school.", shared by Ms. Sue Geminiano, Hotel Sogo Marketing Manager.
Hotel Sogos CSR Program started in 1998 with a donation of linens, pillowcases, and bath towels to victims of the Super Typhoon Loleng. Since then, SOGO CARES has continuously extended its humanitarian services to various communities, including the education sector.
SOGO CARES support to schools has lightened the burden of parents and teachers, especially when the nation is faced with severe crises on health, education, and economy because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Hotel Sogo intends to increase the presence and efforts of its Balik-Eskwela program in partnership with DepEds various projects.
For more details, visit www.sogocares.ph or like and follow Sogo Cares on Facebook (facebook.com/ sogocares) and Instagram (@sogo.cares)