| CELEBRITIES led by concert king Martin Nievera, Erik Santos, Jeffrey Hidalgo of Smokey Mountain, Gian Magdangal, Chantal Videla, Princess Velasco, and actress Yam Concepcion are throwing in their support for HOPE Online, a fundraising event of Save the Children Philippines, to ensure children from low income families, and those in conflict-affected areas in Mindanao will have a chance to continue online and modular learning during the pandemic. |
Save the Children Philippines Ambassador Katarina Rodriguez is hosting the two-hour event highlighted by performances of artists, a cooking show, and discussions on how businesses can survive and evolve in these challenging times.
Celebrity entrepreneurs RJ Ledesma of Mercato Centrale, Drea Zulueta Lorenzana of Piandre Salons, and Carol de Leon of Angkan World will share their insights on making businesses agile and adaptive. Christine “Tin” Dychiao, the first certified KonMari Consultant in the Philippines, will provide tips on how to organize homes while Chef Jessie Sincioco of the famous Chef Jessie restaurants will do a cooking show.
“Children are at the epicenter of the pandemic and suffer from unspeakable hunger and malnutrition due to the decline in family income,and continue to miss out on learning from school closures,” said Atty. Alberto Muyot, Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children Philippines. Save the Children Philippines is implementing Project ARAL (Access to Resources for Alternative Learning), an initiative that supports the continuous learning of children from deprived families in the cities of Caloocan, Navotas, and Malabon, as well as other partner communities. “We aim to reach more children, particularly in marginalized areas in Visayas and Mindanao, and with our partner celebrities joining us in this shared advocacy, we hope more people can help us ensure that every child will have a future,” said Muyot.
Humanity as One. Protecting. Educating. (HOPE) Online seeks to raise funds for the benefit of Project ARAL to provide educational supplies, age-specific learning modules, and digital devices for some 7,300 learners from poor communities nationwide including the Bangsamoro Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (BARMM) and Eastern Samar.