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To help iskolar ng bayan through “the new normal” by providing for their remote learning needs, the UP Open University (UPOU) launched its own UPOU-Kaagapay+ program on September 1, in consonance with the UP System’s Kaagapay sa Pag-aaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan Fundraising and Resource Generation Campaign (Kaagapay UP).

Photo of the indoor working and study space in The Hatch Hub.Image from Mr. Jules Guiang.

In this time of pandemic and “the new normal”, when education is compelled to shift to remote and online learning, several iskolar ng bayan need help and support to complete their studies at UP. Here is how one UP alumnus has found a way to be a kaagapay to UP students by sharing what he has: a cool, affordable learning space.

Peter Lachica, only child of a single mother from Surallah, South Cotabato and freshman at the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics, talks about his decision to stay in UP despite the odds and his dreams for the future.

  Sally Campus, a freshman studying at the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics as a Physical Education major and a member of the UP Track and Field Team, becoming a UP student is a special source of pride: in her family of nine siblings, she is the sixth child and the first one to […]

Patrick Pabulayan, student-athlete from Koronadal City, South Cotabato and incoming second-year student at the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics, talks about the challenges he has faced coming to UP, and what could be his biggest challenge yet.

 Recorded video courtesy of Eugene Laganina, edited by KIM Quilinguing, UP MPRO   Eugene Laganina, a second-year student at the UP Diliman College of Human Kinetics who comes from Umingan, Pangasinan, is not one to shy away from hard work, whether it is balancing between academics and training as a member of the UP […]

For many UP students, finding a source and sense of support in these difficult times is a necessity, especially when it comes to the technology and resources needed to keep up with the “next normal” of remote and blended learning. To support its Iskolar ng Bayan, UP launched the Kaagapay sa Pagaaral ng mga Iskolar ng Bayan or #KaagapayUP project, with the aim of helping UP’s financially challenged students acquire the resources to engage in the remote and blended learning solutions instituted by the University in response to COVID-19.