As face-to-face classes resume, schools all around the Philippines
struggle with a shortage of resources due to the influx of enrollees. In
Barangay Punta Baja, Rizal, Palawan, students faced the problem of not having
enough chairs, as a lot of them had no choice but to sit on the floor during
classes. Sitti Halima Adges, a school teacher at the Jose P. Rizal National
High School, dreamt of providing her students with a complete set of school arm
chairs to create spaces conducive for learning.
One day, Sitti chanced upon a post on Shopee’s
Barangay Shopee initiative– where a
barangay could win a community project of their choice. She and her fellow
teachers took their chances and joined and thanks to their heartwarming video entry, Sitti’s dream became a reality.
Out of 200 entries nationwide, Barangay Punta Baja was chosen as one of
Barangay Shopee’s two winners.
On November 11, Shopee went to Rizal, Palawan to visit Sitti and her barangay, and donated more than 1,000 school chairs to the Jose P. Rizal National High School.
Jose P. Rizal National High School students, teachers,
and community leaders from Barangay Punta Baja in Rizal, Palawan celebrate
being the first ever Barangay Shopee winner
“Kami ay lubos na nagpapasalamat sa tulong at
suporta ni Shopee sa Barangay Punta-Baja at Jose P. Rizal National High School.
Bilang isang ina at guro, napakasaya ko na may mga mabubuting loob tulad ng
Shopee na tumutulong sa pag-aaral ng aming mga estudyante sa barangay namin,”
Yu, Director at Shopee Philippines, shared “At Shopee,
we are committed to serving the underserved and making a difference in
communities all over the Philippines. When we launched Barangay Shopee, our
goal was to address the direct needs of communities. Sitti’s video entry was
one of the many we received, and it reminded us of our commitment to nurture
young talent, and the importance of creating environments conducive for
learning and growth. We are humbled that we were able to bring smiles to
Barangay Punta Baja, and we hope to do the same for many more communities.”
Through Barangay Shopee and all initiatives
under Shopee Bayanihan, Shopee furthers its objective to bettering the lives of
the underserved by helping communities
benefit from the power of technology wherever they are in the Philippines.
Learn more about Barangay Shopee here.
Shopee is the leading e-commerce platform in Southeast Asia & Taiwan. Shopee promotes an inclusive and sustainable digital ecosystem by enabling businesses to digitalize and grow their online presence, helping more people access and benefit from digital services, and uplifting local communities.
Shopee offers an easy, secure, and
engaging experience that is enjoyed by millions of people daily. Shopee is also
a key contributor to the region’s digital economy with a firm commitment to
helping homegrown brands and entrepreneurs succeed in e-commerce.
Shopee is part of Sea Limited
(NYSE: SE), a leading global consumer internet company. Sea’s mission is to
better the lives of consumers and small businesses with technology through its
three core businesses: Shopee, Garena and SeaMoney.