Bayamon – The Association of Cooperative Executives of Puerto Rico (ASEC) and the League of Cooperatives of Puerto Rico (LIGA) together with 20 other entities of the cooperative sector on the island delivered technological, educational and protection equipment against Covid-19 to the Virgilio Dávila Family House to support the educational efforts carried out by this non-profit organization with the children and young people of the Virgilio Dávila public residence in Bayamón.
The president of ASEC, Eddie W. Alicea Sáez, explained that this initiative was born with the purpose of providing additional tools to the remote academic program that the institution created to help students in this community who have not attended their classes since March and who do not have a computer and internet in their homes to study.
Alicea said that a contribution of more than $ 9,500 was achieved that allowed the purchase of laptops, desks, television, 400 reams of paper for module printing, protection materials against Covid-19, school supplies, snacks and internet so that children could start to receive services in the reopening and operation of the Virgilio Dávila Family House.
“October is Cooperativism Month and what better way to celebrate it by reaffirming our values and being in solidarity with the children of this foundation. We are here, nourishing ourselves with the spirit of brotherhood and solidarity that is lived in this beautiful project Casita Virgilio Dávila. Today we show that unity of purpose is capable of transforming lives. Cooperativism is a door of hope, a threshold that, when crossing it, our people discover a universe of possibilities for a better life ”, indicated Alicea Sáez.
Likewise, Mildred Santiago Ortiz, executive director of the LIGA, reaffirmed that “cooperativism is solidarity and commitment to ours. It is the constant search for the common good and concern for others ”.
For her part, the president of the board of directors of the Virgilio Dávila Family House, Keyshla Molina, highlighted the importance of this donation and the opportunity to impact more children.
He explained that the foundation set up three classrooms with computers and internet access for tutors to help students with their assignments.
In addition to providing a space for those who have not been able to attend their virtual classes since the school semester began.
“We must remember that many parents do not master the Microsoft Teams platform. Others have not had access to the modules of the Department of Education. So this program benefits more than 40 students so they can come during the week and get help with their assignments, ”said Molina.
The spokeswoman for the Casa Familiar added that university students who face internet connection problems or lack it, can reach the foundation and benefit from this initiative.
The remote academic program will serve two groups, of 15 students, at two times from 4:00 to 5:00 pm and from 5:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon to guarantee participation and in compliance with the protection protocol against COVID -19.
Both Alicea Sáez and Molina recognized the collaboration of Cidreña Coop, Bonicoop, Lomas Verdes Cooperativa, Vega Coop, Tu Coop, Mauna Coop, Camuy Coop, Coop. Roosevelt Roads, Cooperativa Manatí, CooPACA, Coopharma, Cooperativa Oriental, Cooperativa Jesús Obrero, Cooperativa Cristóbal Rodríguez Hidalgo, Candel Coop, Cooperativa Zeno Gandía, Cooperativa La Sagrada Familia, Cooperativa de Seguros de Vida (COSVI), BanCoop and Cooperativa de Seguros Múltiples.