Keeping the Filipino bayanihan spirit alive, the Republic Biscuit Corporation (Rebisco) launched new programs to aid the continued education of school children during the pandemic.
As the Department of Education pushes for online learning to prevent the spread of the virus, Rebisco came up with learning materials in various formats that both educators and students can use.
“For many years, Rebisco has enjoyed the untiring patronage of Filipino consumers, particularly the parents whose children would often bring our products to school as their baon. During this time when kids are forced to stay home and miss out on the learning opportunities, they can only get from attending school, we felt the need to help so our children can continue their development," said Rey Delos Reyes, Rebisco’s Senior Vice President for Marketing.
"Through these supplementary materials that we have provided the DepEd, we hope that our school children will be inspired to continue their quest for learning and education and be motivated to strive and do well even under challenging circumstances,” he added.
Rebisco began its distribution of supplementary learning kits to 240 public schools in the National Capital Region in July. The kit contains pencils, crayons, and other basic school supplies.
According to the Quezon City, Pasay, and Las Piñas school divisions, Rebisco was the first private stakeholder to respond to DepEd’s “Bayanihan Para Sa Paaralan” which seeks for support from the private sector in producing modified learning materials fit for home education.
As the pandemic drags on with never before seen consequences, support from private entities have become very crucial in accomplishing all planned activities for restructuring and reorganizing the education system.
Supplementary activity worksheets were also produced by Rebisco which will be incorporated into the printed modules that DepEd will distribute to students once the school year officially starts on October 5. These will reach 351,000 learners from the early grade.
Rebisco was also instrumental in producing instructional videos for DepEd Commons and DepEd LMS to help educators navigate the new technologies to be used in virtual teaching.
DepEd Commons is an online library portal of learning materials accessible to public and private school students while DepEd LMS is a virtual classroom where educators can facilitate the class and check real-time activities, among others.
Rebisco is also leading the production of branded video materials that can further reinforce learning among young grade schoolers. These videos will be made available on DepEd’s website https://commons.deped.gov.ph/
and will include the following instructional videos for students: REBISCO Hand Eatiquette, Topps SarapBalikEskwela tips, Frootees’ The Frooteam, and The Hanchies from Hansel Sandwich.
To access the supplementary learning materials from Rebisco, visit the DepEd’s official website at www.deped.gov.ph
, and social media accounts: Facebook (DepEd Philippines), Instagram (@depedphilippines), and Twitter (@DepEd_PH).
To learn more about Rebisco, head to www.rebisco.com.ph
and follow Rebisco’s official social Facebook page www.facebook.com/RebiscoOfficialPage