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OSM Scholars steps up to empower communities

It has always been in the OSM culture to find solutions whenever faced by challenges, also in our corporate social responsibility.

Given the situation that volunteers from the capital city are restricted from entering the far-flung communities to prevent further spread of COVID-19, the OSM scholars from Southern Leyte Province has volunteered to deliver the OSM School Box Project!

The project is an educational initiative to assist indigent students on their studies during this difficult time.

It’s truly amazing to see our OSM scholars leading this educational project in their own community, becoming the future leaders of tomorrow!

The project was successfully delivered in Kinachawa Elementary School located in an isolated coastal community in the said province. Underlying the educational initiative of OSM-AD Foundation is our sincere message to the communities, especially the children, to pursue education despite the global health crisis.

The OSM Scholars, although supported by the OSM Foundation on their studies, are also enduring the challenges brought by the ‘New Normal’. However, realizing the magnitude of the pandemic to the children in their community, they find time to advocate the value of education through voluntarily helping carrying out the project.

“I am so happy that I was a part of the initiative to assist the children.” Said OSM Scholar Dickenson.The school head teacher, Rhoderick Orate, also expressed his gratitude to the organization and partners behind the project. “Despite the pandemic, they still made their way to assist us. The community of Kinachawa is very grateful to the project.” He said.

The OSM School Box consists of complete school materials based on recommendation of the government education agency, Department of Education. It is designed to assist the children who are studying at home under modular-based curriculum. Since the children are not yet allowed to go out due to community quarantine restrictions, their parents received the school boxes instead.

The OSM school box serves as an extension of their school while at home. Aside from Southern Leyte, the project assisted two more communities this month including Camarines Sur and Ifugao. Overall, 400 students were assisted by the project.