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  • These #HeroTeachers Are Doing Their Part To Make Sure No Child Is Left Behind

    Smart Parenting honors teachers who have gone the extra mile for their students.
    by Kitty Elicay .
These #HeroTeachers Are Doing Their Part To Make Sure No Child Is Left Behind
PHOTO BY courtesy of Edelyn Nicol
  • We are in “crisis schooling” now. It is an unprecedented time for parents and educators who now have to work harder than ever together. The good news is people are stepping up and doing more than what is expected. We want to honor these men and women.

    Together with Summit Original Videos, SmartParenting.com.ph launches the E-skwela 2020 video series that showcases how students, teachers, and schools adapt to changes during the pandemic. You can watch the first video here.

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    Celebrating National Teachers’ Month

    This September 2020, we kick off National Teachers’ Month with something special for teachers who have gone the extra mile for their students. So we're excited to announce that Gokongwei Brothers Foundation (GBF) is teaming up with Smart Parenting for the #HeroTeacher campaign! 

    Every #HeroTeacher featured in the E-skwela video series will get a Php15,000 in-kind donation from GBF to continue with their advocacies. He or she also gets free training through the KaSaMa Teachers Community.

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    You can also nominate a #HeroTeacher! Just go to this link and fill out the form:

    http://bit.ly/NominateAHeroTeacher

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    Meet our first #HeroTeacher for the E-skwela series 

    Remote learning comes with a different set of challenges, including the lack of gadgets and access to a stable Internet connection for students.

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    So, Edelyn Nicol, a high school teacher in Pacita Complex National High School in San Pedro, Laguna, exchanged her old projector for supplies to print learning modules and booklets for the kids who should be in preschool or kindergarten in her neighborhood.

    Edelyn says she started the initiative to help motivate parents to help their kids learn at a young age.

    “Huwag po silang mawalan ng pagasa, nakasalalay po sa kanila ‘yung pagkatuto nung kanilang anak. Lalo na ngayon, wala kaming mga teachers, nag-a-assist lang po kami ngayon, hindi po naming totally matutukan ang bata,” she says. “Ang magulang po ang pinakamalaking parte ngayon sa development ng kanilang anak.”

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    Watch Edelyn's inspiring video below to find out how you can help the #HeroTeacher campaign and support her initiative.

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    A small amount can mean printer ink, a ream of bond paper, learning modules, and school supplies for our teachers and their young learners. Any donated amount will be pooled together by GBF and divided among our hero teachers.

    You may send your donations through the following channels:

    Direct bank deposits and transfers

    Bank: Robinsons Bank – Galleria Branch
    Account name: Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc.
    Account number: 100230002819

    Wire transfers via swift
    Account name: Gokongwei Brothers Foundation, Inc.
    Account number: 100230002819
    Address: Litton Mills Compound, Amang Rodriguez Avenue, Rosario, Pasig City 1609
    Swift code: ROBPPHMQXXX
    Beneficiary bank: Robinsons Bank Corporation
    Bank address: Main Office Branch, G/F Galleria Corporate Center, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., Quezon City
    Correspondent bank for USD: Citibank NY (CITIUS33) or Deutsche Bank NY (BKTRUS33)
    Correspondent bank for EUR: Deutsche Bank Frankfurt (DEUTDEFFXXX)

    #eskwela2020 is a special Smart Parenting video series. Each episode will premiere on the website every Tuesday and on Facebook on Wednesdays, 8 p.m. Follow our Facebook page here

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