Young glow victims need propagandize supplies
June 12, 2016 - School Supplies
Harlie Queen Bantog, 16, had always been vehement about a opening of classes. This year, however, she is not.
She is entrance in as a Grade 9 tyro during a Comprehensive National High School (CNHS) of Mandaue City with conjunction a singular propagandize supply nor a propagandize bag.
Whatever tiny possession her family had was mislaid to a glow that strike her village — a adjacent barangays of Guizo and Mantuyong — final Mar 12.
Three months given a fire, Bantog, her dual younger siblings and their grandmother who lifted them, are among a over a thousand families still vital on proxy shelters during a drift of a Cebu International Convention Center (CICC).
With a glow victims still incompetent to lapse to their villages, a CICC belligerent is now proxy home to 709 elementary, 265 high propagandize and 96 college students, according to annals from a Mandaue City government.
Most of them, like Bantog, mislaid all their element security to a fire.
And like Bantog, students like Shiela Jade Cabasag, 12, and Kimberly Lauron, 16, would also now have to rest on a integrity of donors for their propagandize supplies.
In Bantog’s case, she usually has her maternal grandmother, Nida Gerebese, to rest on. Bantog was usually 3 years old, and her siblings even younger, when their relatives left them to a caring of their grandmother. The siblings never listened from their relatives since.
Gerebese, now 62, is a member of a Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program (4Ps) of a Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and receives around P2,000 a month in educational and health assist for her grandchildren. But a income is not adequate now given she would now need to buy a kids new uniforms and propagandize supplies.
Bantog pronounced she felt contemptible that her grandmother has to go by so most hardship to lift her and her siblings in a final 13 years.
“Promise nako sa akong nanay (grandmother) nga makahuman kog eskuyla aron makabawos ko niya (I guarantee my grandmother that we will finish my studies so we can give behind to her for all that she has finished for me),” Bantog said.
Unlike Bantog, Cabasag, an incoming Grade 7 tyro also during CNHS, has both her relatives with her and is beholden that her family stays total and unhurt by a fire.
Lauron, who is also going to propagandize during CNHS, further also considers herself propitious that her father, a rubbish collector, and stay-home mom are still around to yield for some of her and her 4 other younger siblings’ needs even as they continue to live in a tiny tent inside a CICC grounds.
“Bisan sa nahitabo, kinahanglan magpadayon gihapon ko sa pag-eskuyla ug pasalamat gihapon mi nga kumpleto mi (Whatever happens, we have to go to propagandize and we am grateful that my family stays complete),” she said.
Her mother, Maribel Lauron, pronounced that with her father earning usually around P3,000 a month, a entrance months will be intensely difficult, generally with all her 5 children — dual in facile and 3 in high propagandize — now behind in school.
Thankfully, some of a weight of a Lauron, Bantog and Cabasag propagandize children were eased by a Gig and a Amazing Sampaguita Foundation Inc. (GASFI), which, on Saturday went to a CICC for a read-aloud and book-giving module that enclosed giving divided propagandize reserve to a glow victims.
Maribel, holding behind tears, was grateful that there were people who would still wish to assistance them even after 3 months have upheld given a glow razed their homes.
Karina Ros Jayme, coordinator of GASFI, pronounced a idea of their substructure is to widespread a summary that everybody should review books and everybody should learn how to be tighten with a family.
Jason Quilaquil, girl priest of a Apostolic Church and a GASFI volunteer, believed all that happened to a glow victims has a reason.
“Pailob lang, naa male gyud nang pagsulay. Wala male ta kahibawo unsay kabubut-on sa Ginoo. Mohatag tab adore sa matag usa ug importante nga mag-ampo,” Quilaquil said.
(Let us be studious in a midst of trials. We don’t know a will of God. Let us be inexhaustible with the adore for one another and it is critical that we pray.)