We have our own victories and failures at work. However, there are also those who face challenges and they are more than what they can handle. The sad part is they cannot do anything about it, unless we reach out our helping hands.
Forest guards work in the fields and are faced with more physical challenges as compared to others. Aside from these, they are more exposed to the elements. They do all these so they can get paid a measly salary that is not even enough to provide for their basic needs – including a knapsack where they can put all the stuff they need for their daily grind.
Thankfully, Filipinos are born with the sense of resourcefulness. This is one of the reasons why we have survived throughout the years.
The forest guards have come up with the clever idea of using rice sacks as their knapsacks. However, it is not as durable as the other kinds of bags sold in the market. This is one why the Philippine Eagle Foundation is calling every Filipino to extend their help and donate old bag packs that can still be used by the forest guards.
“The Philippine Eagle Foundation calls for your support for our forest guards who are in dire need of backpack bags (may it be new or used) which are essential in biodiversity monitoring and foot patrolling.”
“We have 700 forest guards all over the Philippines – in Davao City, North Cotabato, Davao Oriental, Bukidnon, Zamboanga and in Apayao, Luzon.”
As of the moment, the foundation is giving priority to the needs of the 175 forest guards in Davao City. However, it is their hope that the donations – in bag or in kind – would be enough for all the forest guards across the country.
According to the Philippine Eagle Foundation, the bags can be old or new as long as they are still durable and can weather “the wear and tear of being exposed to the elements as the forest guards do their respective jobs.”
For your donations, contact them through Facebook private message (Philippine Eagle Foundation (Official)) or email at firstname.lastname@example.org for donations and inquiries.