This year has been very challenging and tough for most of us, with people being ordered to stay in their homes and companies facing pressure to adopt and readjust their operations for the sake of mitigating the spread of the virus. This COVID-19 pandemic has caused a drastic impact on the majority of the people around the world and has clearly altered the normal way we navigate daily life.
Not only the national economy and tourism industry have suffered severe loss and damage. The education sector has been experiencing unfortunate circumstances, as well, because of the ongoing pandemic. Currently, huge portions of courses are being delivered online, as face-to-face teaching is still restricted for most of the schools and universities. Faculties, administrators, and most importantly, students are now being required to switch to online schooling, which posed a challenge for those with limited or no computer access.
On the other hand, Sales Rain firmly believes that proper and good education has the power to change a life and contribute a positive impact to the world. Even in these trying times and given the many challenges presented by this pandemic, helping others remain our priority. We have always taken a genuine interest in our community with a goal in our minds to continuously provide assistance to people at times of need.
With the start of the new school year last August, wherein schooling is still being handled remotely in the Philippines as a precaution, Sales Rain’s “Share-a-CPU” community project was initiated to donate and distribute 200 central processing units (CPU) to students or faculties. This “Share-a-CPU” donation drive will let them gain access to a device so that they can continue their education at home. Employees from different departments worked together in facilitating the campaign and finding recipients to better equip them for distance learning.
Students who received donations from Sales Rain will keep each respective CPU, permanently, to support them in their educational journey beyond the COVID-19 pandemic. The multiple batches of recipients were individuals with family members who are facing challenges with the computer requirements for online classes.
The truth is, a lot has changed in the world around us in recent months, and we don’t know what the future will look like. But, we believe that if we position ourselves to focus on the needs of our community, approach these challenges in the right way, use our resources effectively, and extend our blessings to help those in need, these actions can result in the improvement of someone else’s life.
“Somewhere along the way, we must learn that there is nothing greater than to do something for others.” – Martin Luther King Jr., The Three Dimensions of A Complete Life