Acadsoc teachers sends love, masks, prayers, to epidemic areas in China

Manila, Philippines — Even at this time of trouble, there are still plenty of people who exemplify the true meaning of passion and professionalism.

The World Health Organization on Monday said the new coronavirus epidemic had "peaked" in China but warned that a surge in cases elsewhere was "deeply concerning" and all countries should prepare for a "potential pandemic".

The epidemic has killed nearly 2,600 people and infected some 77,000 people in China, with new cases and fatalities emerging in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia in recent days.

Moreover, the deadly coronavirus epidemic could put an already fragile global economic recovery at risk, the IMF warned Sunday, as G20 financial chiefs voiced "real concern" over its economic ripple effects.

WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus even said that the peak in China occurred between January 23 and February 2, and the number of new cases there "has been declining steadily since then.

But this does not mean that things would go back to normal in an instant. The effects are still being felt, especially by learners in disease-stricken areas in China.

Due to the new coronavirus disaster in China, specifically, the epicenter in Wuhan City in Hubei province, the lives of many families have been affected. One can imagine the changes the people of China, and the rest of the other nations in the world who are now battling the spread of the disease, have to go through, especially the young kids.

These children don't enjoy simple activities like going to the park, mall, or seeing their friends anymore. Thankfully, even with the many precautions to take, like strictly staying indoors, learning is still the top priority for these learners.

"If your students are in the outbreak area (Hubei province) or their daily lives are affected by this disease, please kindly give them your care and blessing in writing and language during class," said Acadsoc, an advanced online education platform.

Acadsoc is an international online one-stop shop for languages, academic subjects as well as services. It is a platform that enables tutors and learners to come together to learn and to teach. 100% of their teachers are holding TESOL or equivalent teaching certificates. And they are at the forefront of still providing their services with passion and professionalism even at this challenging juncture.

"At the same time, please take a picture of this warm moment (please mark the time of class) or tell us your class ID, we will pass this love to more families and encourage them to live through a hard time," it added in a Facebook post as it called for unity, prayers, and continued support for their colleagues in China. 

To show their commitment to their cause, Acadsoc tutors outside of China even went above and beyond the call of duty to buy medical supplies to support their Chinese students. 

The teachers readied 500 spare boxes from their overseas office to ship them to their head office in Shenzen.

"My students, we are with you," was the collective message the team conveyed to their students in the East-Asian nation. "We'll be there with you because you were with us, too," they add signifying support to their students who are also affected by the impact of the 2019 novel coronavirus or COVID-19.

"To our students in China, we hope you are safe and always take care," said the teachers

Furthermore, the teachers relay that even with the ongoing spread of the virus and the many restrictions on the daily lives of the people in China, especially Wuhan, students from the said city are still optimistic and passionate about learning new things.


Topics: China , COVID-19 , Acadsoc , Wuhan City , Hubei province , Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus
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