Ahead of President Rodrigo Duterte’s penultimate State of the Nation Address (SONA), Anne Curtis said she hopes government has plans on the welfare of students for the incoming school year given the circumstances brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic.
Have to make some quick errands today. Wearing my @cherrymobileph Ion Personal Air Purifier and @plainsandprints reusable mask (It has a pouch where you can put a filter in) 🥰 Best to have that extra protection when stepping out of the house. Thank you for sending over. 💖
With many students still facing the uncertainty of what the future will be, especially with the school pushing through with blending learning and other forms of alternative learning solutions amid the ongoing health crisis, Anne took to social media to raise her concern for students.
Using her platform as a celebrity to send a message to her 13.5-million-strong followers on Twitter, Anne said she hopes students would get support from the government for students to get support from the government to continue their education so no one gets left behind.
“Sana mayroong plano kung paano susurportahan ang pag-aaral ng kabataan ngayon na hindi sila makapasok sa eskwelahan due to COVID-19. Matagal pa cguro bago magkavaccine. I hope there’s a way na makakatuloy sa pag-aaral ang LAHAT ng kabataan given the current circumstances #SONATotoo”
Sana mayroong plano kung paano susurportahan ang pagaaral ng kabataan ngayon na hindi sila makapasok sa eskwelahan due to covid-19— Anne Curtis-Smith (@annecurtissmith) July 26, 2020
Matagal pa cguro bago magkavaccine.
I hope there’s a way na makakatuloy sa pagaaral ang LAHAT ng kabataan given the current circumstances #SONATotoo
Anne, a UNICEF Ambassador for Goodwill, supports various causes including the welfare of children, among others.
Back in May, the Department of Education has announced that the opening of classes will be on August 24.
While the implementation of face-to-face classes in areas under modified general community quarantine has been allowed, the government won’t allow limited face-to-face classes in high-risk areas until next year.
Last July 17, President Rodrigo Duterte signed the Republic Act No. 11480 which amends Republic Act 7797 which mandates the opening of classes between the first Monday of June until the last day of August.
With the government enforcing blending learning this year, students are expected to learn through a mix of learning materials including modules and multimedia education broadcasted through TV, radio, and the internet.