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  • Writer's pictureVeronica Pulumbarit

Filmmakers needed for 'Bayanihan Para sa Distance Learning'

Vice President Leni Robredo is calling on filmmakers, videographers, production houses, and other professionals who are willing to help in the "Bayanihan Para sa Distance Learning" project.

In a crowd-sourcing post on Facebook, VP Robredo says they have been brainstorming for ideas on how to help the country shift to Blended Learning when the new school year begins on August 24.

Blended learning is a combination of online and face-to-face learning.

The Department of Education (DepEd) had asked Philippine lawmakers this June for a bigger budget as public schools need to shift to distance learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The DepEd aims that no learner will be left behind during the pandemic.

Videos for parents, teachers

VP Robredo says consultation with teachers and education experts resulted in the move to produce videos that teachers and parents for distance or blended learning.

"These instructional videos are meant to encourage our teachers and our parents as they face this big change," she says.

"We believe that their roles in educating and nurturing our children are even more crucial, now that our students are outside the conventions of our classrooms, using different platforms and tools for learning amid this pandemic," she adds.

Those interested to help produce the videos before the new school year begins may send an email to the Office of the Vice President:

Please indicate this as the subject: Distance Learning Instructional Videos

They can also be reached via 0998 596 8820.

Earlier, VP Robredo also announced a plan for a gadget donation drive with Kaya Natin! Movement, a non-government organization based in Quezon City.

"Throughout this crisis, we have counted much on the generosity of our fellow Filipinos, who stepped up with us to fill in the gaps," the Vice President says.

"We tap into this wellspring of goodwill once more: for our children, for our teachers, and for the better tomorrow that we hope to see as we march towards the new normal," she adds.

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