Students across the Philippines once again showed their support for fellow learners whose education were affected by the pandemic by joining World Vision’s 2020 5K Campaign Challenge, a fundraising initiative for the benefit of the child-focused organization’s Covid-19 emergency response.
Going above and beyond their goals, World Vision’s student ambassadors were able to raise more than P300,000. The total amount of donations will be used to help over 3,000 learners all over the country.
“It’s so inspiring to see students helping and supporting fellow students, especially the ones who need our help,” said Jun Godornes, World Vision resource development director.
The 5K Campaign Challenge’s objective is to encourage the participating students to fundraise among their peers and relatives to help children receive modules and gadgets to continue their education.
During this time of a pandemic, the common challenge among children have been their education, which was why Abutin Nat10 was selected as the focus of the 2020 5K Campaign Challenge. Funds raised for Abutin Na10, a program created by World Vision in partnership with DepEd, will contribute to DepEd’s Learning Continuity Plan and its multimodal approaches, so that children can continue to learn and develop their life skills even in these difficult times.
The students who participated in the 5K Campaign Challenge came from schools across Luzon, Visayas, and Mindanao in a Virtual Congratulatory Event hosted by World Vision. The Top Advocates, or students who encouraged others to join the campaign, are Arisha of Brent International School, who invited friends to participate in the fundraising and even partnered with a local business to reach her goals; Carina of Homeschool Global, who also invited 3 other friends to fundraise with her; and Bernice of Homeschool Global, who advocated for the cause through a livestream performance.
To know more about World Vision’s 5K Campaign Challenge and its initiative against Covid-19, visit https://www.worldvision.org.ph and follow /worldvisionph on Facebook and @worldvisionphl on Instagram for updates.