R4E-UPD’s #TulongIsko

| Written by Padayon UP

The campaign #TulongIsko to help UP Diliman (UPD) students transition to UP’s proposed remote learning is still accepting donations!

Launched on Jul. 26, the #TulongIsko donation drive aims to aid underprivileged UPD students in transitioning to the proposed remote learning for the UP System.

It is a project of the Rise for Education Alliance-UP Diliman (R4E-UPD), a student organization established in 2014 as part of the nationwide and multi-sectoral alliance Rise for Education Alliance.  The project was organized in coordination with the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs (OVCSA).

The R4E-UPD website described the donation drive as part of the student organization’s campaign “5-Point Student Demands,” for a “safe, quality, accessible education” amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. It also aims to aid UPD students who have little or no access to resources for remote learning.

The donation drive will cover packages comprising a laptop (P20, 000), a tablet (P10,000) and one month internet connectivity support for one student (P1,500).

As of Aug. 16, R4E-UPD received a total amount of P38, 413. 80 cash donations and four laptops.

Donors may still donate cash through deposit or online bank transfer to Tierone James M Santos (BPI: 9609 0866 34 | Paypal: paypal.me/TieroneSantos), Liezel Sandoval (BDO: 010160067820), GCash: 0916 765 4695, or Walter Stephen Canape (PayMaya: 0917 892 7357).

For gadget donations, interested donors may contact Walter Stephen C. Canape at 09178927357.

Donors are requested to fill up a form at bit.ly/TulongIskoDonations for donation confirmation.

R4E-UPD in coordination with OVCSA also expanded on Aug. 18 the #TulongIsko project through “Iskonvention: A Student-Run Business Feature.”

Iskonvention aims to help those who cannot go to the mall buy their favorite snacks and crafts due to the community quarantine. Among the participating stores are: Dadaroo’s Food Hub, Hello Sunshine Ph and Start Coffee.  Five percent of earnings from Dadaroo’s Food Hub will go directly to #TulongIsko while Hello Sunshine Ph and Start Coffee will give 20 percent and 10 percent of their earnings, respectively.

To order fudgy cookies and chili garlic in corn oil from Dadaroo’s Food Hub, click bit.ly/Dadaroo.

To buy handmade crochet crafts from Hello Sunshine Ph, click bit.ly/HelloSunshine_Ph.

For a quality coffee fix, order from Start Coffee through bit.ly/STARTCoffee.

#TulongIsko is co-presented by the UPD University Student Council, STAND UP, UP PUGAD Sayk, UP IBALON, UP Portia Sorority, UP Education Society, League of Filipino Students — CSSP, Youth Strike 4 Climate Philippines, UP Biology Majors Association, The Butterfly Effect PH, UP Sandigan, Little Hands UPM, Angkla PH, UP Manila Belle, The Oculus Publications, The Freshie Initiative, FIKA Organization, Project Arte, Samaka Initiative, Salig PH, Ateneo EDGE, Rotaract Club of Mega Edsa, UP Manila Junior Marketing Association, UP Manila Classical Ensemble, Developer Student Club Loyola, AIESEC University of the Philippines Manila, The Brigada E-skwela Project, and Liwanag ng Kabataang Pilipino – LKP.

The donation drive was organized in coordination with UP School of Economics Student Council, CSSP FST Council, UP Physics Association, The UP Music Circle, UP Mathematics Club, UP Kadugong Bol-anon Diliman, UP Association of Political Science Majors, Agham Youth – UP Diliman, UP Biological Sciences Society, SKC Philippines, UP Manila Dramatista, UP Organization for Shiftees and Transferees, U-Sapan Productions, ARKAIRA, and Model United Nations – University of the Philippines – Diliman.

For more details, visit https://www.facebook.com/r4eUPDiliman/ and https://r4eupd.wixsite.com/tulongisko.

(This was originally posted on the UP Diliman website on August 20, 2020)