School opening will not necessarily mean traditional face-to-face learning in the classroom. The physical opening will depend on the risk severity grading or classification of a certain community pursuant to guidelines from the Department of Health (DOH), the Inter-Agency Task Force (IATF) for the Management of Emerging Infectious Diseases in the Philippines, and the Office of the President (OP).
The virus similarly affected the education of the youth of our country and has posed a great challenge to schools and educators. Since the implementation of the social distancing protocols, schools were not permitted to hold physical classes with students so as to prevent the spread of the virus which meant the alternative modular and online learning schemes. In the last survey conducted on the scholars of the Bakhita Canossa Foundation, it appears that less than half of the total number of scholars (49.29%) had gadgets to use (the majority of which only had smartphones which are still difficult to use online learning), the same number appears to have the minimal ability to access the internet through mobile prepaid sims.
The learning delivery modalities that schools can adopt may be one or a combination of the following, depending on the COVID-19 restrictions and the particular context of the learners in the school or locality.
In response to the need to continue with their studies in collaboration with Br. Giovanni Zuccolo Scholarship Program, the BCFI established a computer laboratory with a wifi connection to assist the needs of the students.
The inauguration of the Computer Laboratory was held last March 23, 2021 with the presence of our Lay Collaborators, Sponsors, and some scholars. The mass was presided by Fr. Fermin Leoveras, FdCC (President), and Fr. Ralph Jayson Santos, FdCC (Corporate Secretary).