FOR 32 years, the Hero Foundation Inc. has been making sure to fulfill its mission that all military orphans get to achieve their dreams.
The foundation has continued to help the children of fallen heroes amid the public health crisis caused by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19).
This time, it recently welcomed two new scholars — Johanna Denise Velasco, a fifth grade student, and her older sister Jody Jillian, a ninth grade student. They are the daughters of late Sgt. Jaime Velasco Jr. of the Philippine Army.
Velasco was among the soldiers who died in line of duty during an incident in Jolo, Sulu on June 29, 2020.
Since 1988, Hero has supported over 2,000 military orphans by providing them educational assistance such as school supplies, transportation, meals, gadgets and payment for a portion of their tuition.
Last Sept. 29, Johanna and Jody were handed their first educational support as Hero scholars.
Online learning needs
As schools have shifted to online learning to protect students from contracting Covid-19, some Hero scholars are also facing challenges of having no proper equipment and internet connection. Thus, the foundation continues to call for donations of gadgets that the scholars can use in their online classes.
During the season of giving, the Hero Christmas card will soon be available for purchase. The proceeds will be used to support the education of the scholars.
Giving cash donations or any form of support is also made convenient with Hero’s enhanced donation channels. Donations can be made through bank accounts online, GCash, Give2Asia and Lazada. The information about the foundation and on how to donate can be accessed at https://herofoundation.com.ph.