When the sun is up in other regions of the country, it has been the opposite scenario in some provinces that were affected much by the recent typhoon Rolly. The typhoon greatly damaged thousands of households and even buildings including schools.
This is what happened in one of the affected schools in Caluag, Quezon whose school was ruined by the quick visit of the typhoon which caused total damaged to all their school facilities and including the learning modules and materials prepared beforehand. A teacher posted pictures of how they tried to rescue what was left of them even before the water subsided.
As a teacher myself, I am also affected as if I was there. Just by looking at every angle, I can’t even contain my sympathy to the teachers in this school who will return to zero since almost all their things are indeed ruined. It will take months and even years to renovate those destroyed walls and classrooms but what I worry about are the learning modules and materials that were also included. It will never be easy for the teachers since as we can see their bond papers, computers and printers were also destroyed by the flood.
The beautifully decorated classrooms were now a pool of unending water and since it is not only typhoon Rolly who is going to visit the country, then I worry more. The worst scenario is that after these waters will subside, how will the students cope up with the trauma and how will they be able to learn again that easily when their materials were gone. For the teachers also, it will take time for them to buy another set of laptops, computers, and printers for the reproduction of the modules. I just wish that DepEd will lend their helping hand at times like this.
To our fellow teachers, just hang in there for everything will be over soon and there will be sunrise again. I was just very glad to see the faces of those teachers smiling and being positive even with this very bad situation they are in. Just remember that you are not alone in this battle since all support from the different corners of the country are with you and I am pretty sure that help will come on your place and you will be able to stand again from scratch.
This pandemic and the typhoons we are in are just mere challenges but despite everything, we can survive this all because we are strong enough to still serve our students at times like this. – Clea | Helpline PH