The pandemic has affected some part of all of our lives, but perhaps one of the largest changes that LCP has experienced is the school schedules and shifting to modular and online learning. Everything has been very tentative, and we have done our best to keep you in the loop. With that being said, hopefully things will smooth out in the near future, but until then, we will have to roll with the punches and take all the changes in stride. These are the current updates:
Preschools underwent moving-up ceremonies the last week of May. Their classes will reconvene in August. There will be some tutorials for Preschool students who need more assistance throughout the month of July. Elementary schools, High Schools, and College will have classes until the end of July. The new school year will start in September. We do not have exact dates, but this is the tentative schedule based on the plans of the school districts. This schedule is subject to change if the school districts see fit.
If you gave School Needs Gifts for the 2021-2022 school year, those will be held at LCP until the enrollment process resumes to be sure school needs are provided for next school year. If you would like to provide a gift for School Needs, we recommend sending these gifts by August 15 to be sure they are able to get to the Philippines by the September school start.
School Needs Gifts can provide supplies such as paper, pens, and pencils, as well as transportation to pick up and return modules, internet load for online learners (usually senior high and college), and more. Due to the remote style of learning, items like uniforms are not needed, but if you would like clothes and shoes to be a part of your School Needs Gift, we can arrange that.
Thank you for supporting your sponsored child’s educational pursuits. We believe education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Modular learning and the other challenges presented by the pandemic have been very difficult for many students, but your support is so encouraging. It is still to be determined when schools in Dumaguete will be allowed to meet in person again, but we are trying to make the best of a difficult situation and support these students in every way we can. Your sponsorship is a vital part of your child being able to get an education.