Student Sells Book Collection to Buy Tablet for Online School

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As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to rage across the globe, many countries decided to forego face-to-face classes in favor of online school and blended learning. This is to ensure that the students, teachers, and their respective families will be kept safe from contracting the virus from the school.

With the Department of Education (DepEd) in the Philippines as well as the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) promoting blended learning, many students are worried that they can’t keep up with their classmates.

Photo credit: Allen Luzon / Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo – Facebook

Not everyone could afford to buy gadgets for online school. That is a sad reality faced by many of these students. Though some families could afford to buy one gadget, this has to be shared by many. This becomes extra challenging when synchronous class schedules clash among the siblings.

Allen Luzon is a 2nd year BS Psychology student from Baguio City in northern Philippines. Just like many students, Allen needed to find a gadget for online studies. Since Allen’s parents lost their job amid the pandemic, they are not able to buy a laptop or even just a tablet for the student.

Photo credit: Allen Luzon / Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo – Facebook

After weeks of contemplating about it, Allen decided to sell the book collection he was able to collect since he was still in high school. It is difficult for Allen to part with the books since he treasured each piece, yet he is also worried about his education and wants to secure his future.

Though he was able to collect the books after saving part of his allowance, Allen had to let them go so he can go to school.

Photo credit: Allen Luzon / Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo – Facebook

Ilang linggo ko rin pong pinag-isipan kung ibebenta ko pa ba yung libro ko…Dahil sa pandemya, wala pong trabaho ang aking magulang…” Allen explained.

Bagamat labag sa aking loob, wala na akong nagawa kundi pakawalan ang mga kwento sa pahina na naging parte na ng buhay ko.

Photo credit: Allen Luzon / Bayan Mo, Ipatrol Mo – Facebook

Thanks to the people who bought his collection, Allen was able to buy a tablet for school.

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