MANILA, Philippines – The UST English Language Studies Society (UST-ELSSOC) hosts a fundraising event and donation drive called “HALILIHAN: Wika ng Bayanihan” as their Community Development project for the Indigenous Learners and teachers of a community in Capas, Tarlac. The event started last December 14, 2020, and is currently ongoing until March 5, 2021.
The beneficiaries of the HALILIHAN fundraiser are the indigenous learners and teachers of Sta. Juliana National High School (SJNHS) in Capas, Tarlac, where 531 learners and teachers continue to pursue their education amidst the current pandemic. The fundraiser and donation drive hope to emphasize the grassroots perspective of indigenous learners in the country, starting with the community of Sta. Juliana, with the pursuit of elevating their everyday educational realities and challenges. With the help of their partner brands: Hiatus Manila and Tala by Kyla, HALILIHAN aims to provide adequate educational materials from the funds raised to sustain a suitable education for the IP learners and teachers in SJNHS, especially in this time of remote learning.
HALILIHAN: Wika ng Bayanihan takes place in an online setting from a few social media platforms, namely Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. With the platforms used, UST-ELSSOC believes it could reach many people about the cause and inspire others to also initiate an action towards aiding for and supporting communities in need of help.
With the struggles faced by IP learners and teachers every day concerning education, simple gestures and initiatives like HALILIHAN could be of big help to these communities to further improve their state in life, especially in their education. HALILIHAN is just one of the many ways to take when it comes to developing communities and building a project that will help change the lives of many. Together, let us all be part of the change for Sta. Juliana.
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Written by: Brittany Kirsch