by Jessica Mary Ramos
The Korea-Philippines Teacher Exchange Programme Alumni Association (KPTEPAA) has raised P116,500 cash donations to provide disinfection and food supplies for the frontliners who continue to serve amidst the COVID-19 pandemic.
Following the first wave of turnover of disinfection supplies on April 21, 2020 to the Lung Center of the Philippines and Philippine General Hospital, the KPTEPAA has continued to extend the aid it gives to frontliners through its fundraising project “KPTiran Laban sa COVID-19.”
KPTEPAA officers brought the second wave of disinfection supplies which included 75 gallons of handwashing soap, 75 gallons of liquid bleach and 75 gallons of ethyl alcohol to East Avenue Medical Center on April 30, 2020.
The organization also delivered on the same day 50 sacks of rice to the Department of Education Central Office in Pasig as an aid to its frontliners who are still deployed to render office and field-based critical services.
“We know how our health workers in the frontlines have been working hard and risking their lives and health. Buhay ang adbokasiya ng asosasyon bilang mga global citizens. We are always present to help in shaping our community not just in the aspect of global competency, intercultural learning education but as well as into sharing and through holistic volunteerism,” said Mr. Danilo Osorio, KPTEPAA President.
The fundraising event started on April 7, 2020 and ended on April 26, 2020 wherein the KPTEPAA has received donations from members of the association, family, and friends through G-cash and online banking transactions.
“Sa lahat ng aming mga Kapatiran sa KPTEP Association at mga kaibigang nagdonate, tunay na buhay ang ispiritu ng Bayanihan sa ating mga puso. Naiabot na po natin sa kanila ang ating mga donasyon. Maraming Salamat po. We will soon reach more people, more volunteers, more communities, and inspire more people to move and pay forward,” Mr. Danilo Osorio stated after the culmination of the association’s initiative.