TACLOBAN CITY – While some people are complaining about technical difficulties they are experiencing from online distance learning while the coronavirus disease (COVID- -19) is still posing threats in the country, some remote villages are hoping to raise funds to provide more transistor radios for children to learn from.
The ‘Piso Ko, Transistor Mo’ fund drive aims to increase children’s access to education through radio-based learning via small community radio stations.
The Humanitarian Order of Sierra Falcones and Save to Send Project, together with the Department of Education have launched the project to provide inexpensive solar-powered transistor radios to families that cannot afford them.
Last year, Libas, San Juan District, Eastern Samar became the pilot school for the project wherein over 700 enrollees were reached by a 10-km broadcast-quality transmitter system.
This enabled the teachers to guide the children through their printed modules safely and effectively through radio.The children were also able to read and learn their lessons on their own or with the help of their parents when they are not busy with work.
This year, the project was also launched in Las Navas Central School and Capacujan National High School, both in Navas, Northern Samar in preparation for the opening of classes.Capacujan NHS can reach up to 5 villages.