Shopee Aids in the Continuation of Home-Based Learning in Remote Areas by Donating Over 700 Transistor Radios to DepEd

It can be challenging to continue home-based learning when you don't have access to a good internet signal and this proves even truer for Filipino students from remote areas. Shopee understands the importance of transistor radios for students in rural areas to continue their home-based education despite the challenges of the pandemic which is why they are donating 708 transistor radios to the Department of Education (DepEd).

Last Mile Schools are public educational institutions in geographically isolated and conflict-affected areas (GIDCA), usually without access to electricity and reliable internet connection. With the country still under some quarantine restrictions, students attending these schools face even more obstacles in pursuing their education. Fortunately, they can continue their learning by using the transistor radios to tune in to DepEd’s education broadcasts.    

Martin Yu, Associate Director at Shopee Philippines, said, “Shopee is humbled to be a part of this meaningful initiative with DepEd, where we can work to improve the lives of students in Last Mile Schools. Children are our future, so we sincerely hope that the donation of these transistor radios will help children in rural areas continue learning safely from their homes.”

This initiative is the latest in Shopee’s efforts to advocate for Filipino children’s welfare through education. It is part of Shopee’s bigger vision of leveraging the digital ecosystem to provide opportunities for the country’s future generation. 

Shopee Bayanihan: Pamaskong Pambata
Shopee further commits to uplifting local communities with the launch of Shopee Bayanihan: Pamaskong Pambata, a charity drive to raise funds for 12 local foundations geared towards empowering impoverished children: Mano Amiga Philippines; World Vision Philippines; Young Focus for Education and Development Foundation, Inc.; Fundlife International, Inc.; GMA Kapuso Foundation, Inc.; Save the Children Philippines; Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Philippines, Inc.; Project Pearls, Inc.; Project Smile Philippines; Kythe Foundation, Inc.; PGH Medical Foundation, Inc.; and CRIBS Foundation, Inc. Shopee introduced a wide range of in-app initiatives to raise funds and increase awareness for the children’s needs.

For more information about, visit Shopee Bayanihan: Pamaskong Pambata.

Abutin Na10
Shopee has also partnered with World Vision to put a spotlight on their Abutin Na10 campaign, a fundraising drive to support DepEd’s education continuity plans. Proceeds will go towards equipping students with tools for distance learning. 

For more information, visit the Abutin Na10 campaign.

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About Shopee
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia and Taiwan. It was launched in 7 markets in 2015 to connect consumers, sellers, and businesses in the region.