Kapuso Actress Heart Evangelista recently announced on her official twitter account that she is giving away free tablets for those students who can’t afford to buy one.
The 35-year-old visual media artist and philanthropist attached a photo of a cherry mobile tablet on the social media platform.
It was not just identified clearly if it is the only model that she will donate. She revealed that they just need to send a direct message on her Instagram page and reminded everyone that they should not post private messages on her twitter since it will mess up the system of the people that she is assisting on the microblogging site.
Evangelista then stressed that she cannot assist everyone but she will help as much as she can.
With the current worldwide health crisis, schools will now hold online classes instead of the usual way of going to school. It is the country’s response to avoid physical contact and protect the health of the students since they are prone to the COVID-19 virus. This means that they don’t have a choice but will need to have a phone and internet access.
On a report by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED), only 20% of state universities and colleges will be able to facilitate e-learning.
Recently, a series of photos of a child and his grandmother went viral when a netizen name John Mico Tan uploaded it on his Facebook.
According to him, he was waiting for his order in Muntinlupa Mall when a delighted young boy got his attention. His grandma bought him a new cell phone for his online learning. When Mico visited Nanay Emma Abucay Monta, he learned that she saved all her earnings from selling vegetables with a daily income of Php 20 to Php 50 to buy a mobile phone for her grandchild.
This is not the first time that the actress gave a helping hand for the less fortunate. She auctioned one of her paintings entitled “Upended 2020” to fund the front liners and gave them boxes of Vitamin C.
Heart along with her husband, Sorsogon Governor Chiz Escudero also sends bed foams and pillows to the stranded residents.
Aside from her, several celebrities have been active in giving relief goods and medical assistance. Angel Locsin, Anne Curtis, and Bea Alonzo who started the “Shop and Share” project sold their pre-loved items to support low-income families to get their coronavirus test kits.