After the Philippines implemented the Community Quarantine guidelines last March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the education sector had been badly affected.
An estimated 16.8 million children and 3.8 million out-of-school youth are displaced and having difficulty in accessing education. Majority of Filipino families were forced to adapt to home-schooling or asynchronous learning environments; unfortunately, the country is barely prepared for education in the new normal. 67% of the country lack internet access especially the far-flung areas, while 33% are at risk from unstable internet connectivity.
There was and still is a pressing need for quality education and productivity while preventing the spread of COVID-19. These challenges call for solutions and JCI Quezon City Capitol heeded that call.
On September 9, 2020, the Capitol Jaycees conducted Color My Home at Brgy Gulod and Brgy Kaligayahan, Novaliches.
Color My Home is an education sector activitiy that aimed to help 1000 Filipino families through a community engagement program – teaching families on how to cultivate a fun learning environment and shared family experience. It provided a productivity booklet that assists parents and encourages children to exhibit right behavior, good conduct, creativity, analytical and probelm solving skills through games, puzzles, math challenges and many more.
Color My Home was able to provide support for families effected by inaccessibility to education by preparing them for blended learning. Included also in the activity was an awareness campaign to prevent the spread of COVID-19.