Loreto SKs assist students in accessing internet connection

BUTUAN CITY, Mar. 27 (PIA) -- The Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) officials in the municipality of San Benito in the Province of Dinagat Islands had shown concern for the students studying at home during this time of the coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, and assisted them in the access of internet connection.

Delcy Rose Plandano, SK Federated President of said municipality highlighted during the Network Briefing News on Tuesday hosted by Secretary Martin Andanar of the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) that while they conduct Computer Literacy Training to the students in the different schools of their municipality with the help of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA), they also assess the students’ modules, and assist and guide them in accessing the internet so they could be able to finish their modules within the given timeline.

Plandano added that they continue to reach out to the out-of-school youths in their municipality and provide them technical vocational education training/s and even computer literacy.

“This will help them explore online opportunities and even use it as a platform to promote their livelihood which could eventually improve their quality of life,” she added.

She further said that they have partnered with the local government in promoting vaccination for COVID-19 to its residents. "As a youth leader, I promote the good news (to the public)... and that they should not be afraid because this is not only for their welfare but for their family and loved ones," she said.

The SK official also highlighted that they give attention to mental health care for the youths. “During this time of the pandemic, mental health care is very important. To address this, we continue to reach out to the youths and increase their awareness so they would never engage in activities that could destroy their lives, instead, lead them to participate in different activities that make them more productive,” she said.

It can be recalled that there had been reports of suicide incidents among youths who easily got depressed when they were not able to accomplish their homework and modules due to lack of internet connection and other requirements which they had difficulty in complying with. (JPG/PIA-Caraga)

Source: Philippines Information Agency (pia.gov.ph)

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