Stationery at The SM Store helps students of Basud Elementary School celebrate the new year with fresh school supplies and refreshed hope.
On January 7, employee volunteers from SM visited the campus and donated backpacks, writing pads, rulers, pencils, ballpens, notebooks, and crayons for the students of Basud Elementary School. The volunteers also helped teachers set up a mini library to further assist the students’ reading programs. The donations came at a time when teachers, students, and their parents are adjusting to the new normal of home-schooling with no physical interactions and with the use of modules as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to pose challenges.
“Ngayong may pandemic, kinailangan talaga naming mag-adjust. Malungkot ang mga bata at ang mga guro kasi hindi sila nagkikita. Medyo kinulang din kami sa mga kagamitan nu’ng umpisa ng school year,” said Joji Buelvo, principal of Basud Elementary School.
The new school building and the school supplies brought joy and inspiration to the people in the community. Despite the challenges caused by the pandemic and the recent typhoons that impacted the Bicol region, the students of Basud Elementary school in Sorsogon can continue to study, learn, and dream.
“Ang laki ng pasasalamat namin sa SM. Ang mga gamit na binigay nila ay magbibigay ng inspirasyon at pag-asa sa mga estudyante namin na sa kabila ng pandemic ay may mga tao pa ring handang tumulong para sa mga pangangailangan ng mga bata. Sa pamamagitan ng mga school supplies na ito ay mas magpupursige pa ang mga bata na matuto at ang mga magulang nila na turuan sila,” Buelvo added.
“Ang mga school supplies na ito ay makakatulong sa mga estudyante para maipagpatuloy ang kanilang pag-aaral habang sila ay nasa bahay at upang ma-engganyo sila na maipakita ang kanilang husay,” said Marjorie Nueroz, store supervisor at the SM Stationery in SM Legazpi.
Annaliza Fortaleza, a mother of two students at Basud Elementary school showed her gratitude to SM Stationary sharing “Masaya kami makatanggap ng mga bagong school supplies. Malaking tulong ito para sa mga anak ko lalo na kapag nirereview na nila ang kanilang lessons.”
Aside from donating school supplies and a new school building, SM also facilitated a mental health seminar for parents and teachers to better address mental health issues of children especially amid the pandemic.
*SM Stationery is located in The SM Store branches nationwide. SM Stationary products are also available through its Call to Deliver service through Viber and on Facebook, Instagram and on its website.