Help students in GK Coleto, Surigao del Sur. Cope with their studies by providing their school supplies.

Coleto, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur

Education, Child and Youth Development

Known to be the oldest barangay in Bislig City, Barangay Coleti is actually named after the surname of a certain Post Commander Pedro Coleto. He came from Surigao City and was assigned here in Barangay Coleto as an interim Governor of Surigao Del Sur Municipal District. this barangay is 3.5 kilometers away from the city proper of Bislig City, and a few kilometers away from its neighboring barangays. It consists of 1,492 people in 347 households.

In the lower part of their barangay, there are coconut trees, falcata trees, and other fruit trees such as durian, rambutan, jackfruit, and etc. Their major source of livelihood is agriculture with root crops, coprn, vegetables, and rice. With the ongoing pandemic, however, their livelihood has been substantially affected causing them to struggle providing for their families. On top of this, the burden of having to cope with the new educational system called Modular Distance Learning has caused even more challenges financially. Some children have already resorted to helping their parents earn for their daily sustenance instead of attend classes due to their lack of resources.

Even if their parents would like for their children to continue attending school, the requirements to distance learning pose an everyday question to these families: ""Do we buy food or notebooks?"" The residents of this community are concerned about this situation and would like to raise enough resources in order to secure basic school supplies for their children and enable them to continue pursuing their education. Pencils, coloring materials, pads, and notebooks - these are usually taken for granted. For Barangay Coleto, this means a brighter future for their children.


Thank you, Synchrony, for providing school supplies to students in Barangay Coleto, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. After receiving their school supplies, parents, especially the children, were overjoyed and excited. Students felt it to be of great help, especially considering that this school year they will have face-to-face classes.

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When an act of kindness multiplies, it helps more people. Everyone can help, no matter how small or big. As long as it comes from the heart, we can persuade more people to help. Financial scarcity is not an obstacle to helping those who are in need.

The distribution of school supplies in Barangay Coleto in Bislig, Surigao del Sur, was held last October 22, 2022. The parents were delighted when their kids received the school supplies. The distribution was quite timely, as the full implementation of face-to-face classes begins in November 2022.

Most villagers make enough money to cover their daily expenses, but some parents might not have enough money to buy school supplies for their kids. While the children are thrilled about their in-person classes, some parents are saddened and concerned because they are unable to purchase the supplies their children will require for school.

Despite the hardships, the operation teams keep seeking assistance to aid the needs of the community. Thankfully their prayers were answered. Parents, students, and the operation teams were thankful to Synchrony for helping with the student's needs.

Thank you, Synchrony, for your generosity and for not leaving the students of Barangay Coleto behind. May your open-handedness multiply so that we can help more students.
Tags: Education, Child and Youth Development
Project Details:

Support students in GK Coleto, Bislig City, Surigao del Sur. Provide their school supplies and help them study better in the new normal way through modular distance learning.

Total Cost: Php 64,426.00

Donation Code: SchoolSuppliesColeto

Methods of Giving:
PHP 64,426.00 PHP 64,426.00

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Bank of the Philippines - Edsa Greenhills

Gawad Kalinga Community Development Foundation, Inc.

3101 0977 56

3104 0162 34
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