By: Juan Carlos Sevilla
With the COVID-19 pandemic heavily hitting the Philippines, people have been forced to stay at home due to quarantine measures mandated by the government. As a result, a lot of workers especially freelancers and daily wage earners were displaced of their jobs, while the rest who were able to keep their work earned less than their usual income.
Given the negative effect of the global crisis on business and employment, YesPinoy Foundation has partnered with JobStreet Philippines and Workabroad PH to launch and promote their #SanaOL campaign which aims to provide home-based jobs to their beneficiary communities amid the crisis. Through the #SanaOL campaign, job seekers can search for online and alternative opportunities, such as work-from-home and freelance jobs.
“The YesPinoy Foundation supports the #SanaOL campaign of Jobstreet Philippines and Workabroad PH to provide livelihood to our kababayans (countrymen) amid the COVID19 crisis,” shared Dingdong Dantes. Through the #SanaOL campaign, job seekers can search for online and alternative opportunities, such as work-from-home and freelance jobs.
The job portals offer a wide range of career opportunities such as part-time education consultants, ESL (English as Second Language) teachers for kids, content editor, marketing virtual assistants, content writers, freelance report analysts, quality analysts, and sales agents, and many more.
The #SanaOL campaign caters to all Filipino job seekers, including individuals without prior work experience and K-12 or High School graduates. Applicants must create an account in Jobstreet Philippines and browse for jobs that matches their profile and interests. For easier access, applicants can visit the links below:
- For jobs with no work experience needed: https://bit.ly/2JDIzTb
- For high school graduates: https://bit.ly/34cBnaf
- Work from home jobs: https://bit.ly/2ysNuE2
- Freelance work: https://bit.ly/39HTzth
The initiative has also provided Job Readiness training and life skills learning sessions to its beneficiaries.
YesPinoy Foundation is a non-profit organization in the Philippines that empowers the youth to make them the future leaders and the game changers of this generation.
“A nation worth living for, one that we will never leave behind.” — This the vision of Jose Sixto “Dingdong” Dantes for Yes Pinoy Foundation
Aside from the #SanaOL program, YesPinoy has also been reaching out and mounting donation drives for families of daily wage earners and communities affected by the COVID-19 and lockdown. YesPinoy, in cooperation with Caritas Manila, Caritas Novaliches, the Dioceses of Antipolo, Novaliches, and Cubao, has provided food packs to underprivileged communities under the Andrew’s Fund PH initiative. The initiative provides food packs to families of daily minimum wage earners in 12 marginalized communities and extends education and employment support to young members of their households amid the quarantine.
The Andrew’s Fund PH initiative was able to distribute food packs to families of daily wage earners in Payatas, Smokey Mountain, District 5 of Quezon City, Maisan in Sampaloc Manila, Brgy. Longos in Malabon. Also, YesPinoy Foundation, through Andrew’s Fund, has distributed 500 milk boxes to kids 3 years old and up in the communities of Quezon City, Malabon, Pasay, Manila, and Caloocan.
According to Dingdong Dantes, now is the right time to help the communities. “We are now in a battle that challenges systems, institutions and the very core of our humanity. At ang labang ito ay nangangailangan ng ating kooperasyon at pagtutulungan (And this fight needs our help and cooperation. We need to work together),” shared Dingdong Dantes in an online interview of SEA Wave magazine with YesPinoy Foundation..
For work-from-home and freelance opportunities as well as job readiness trainings and life skills learning sessions, please visit YesPinoy Foundation www.yespinoy.org . For home-based job postings, please visit Jobstreet Philippines website at www.jobstreet.com.ph.
SEA Wave magazine’s SEAtizens initiative is a series of inspiring stories of people in Southeast Asia who champion the human spirit by demonstrating courage, ingenuity, generosity, and selflessness amidst the current crisis.