It's been almost two years since Filipino students had to stay at home and learn through the screens of their laptops or mobile phones. They had to say goodbye to their teachers, classmates, and friends in school.
Their world has abruptly changed and they had to adapt to a new learning environment that they had not experienced before. But through it all, they persevered, showing just how much they value education.
And so, selecting 10 exemplary public school students from across the country became even more special for Nestlé Philippines this 2021, which also happens to be the company’s 110th year in the country. The Batang Matibay Awards, led by BEAR BRAND Fortified in partnership with the Department of Education, recognizes students who showed astounding strength or ‘tibay’ to overcome life’s challenges – whether physical, emotional, or social – excelling not only in academics but also in making a difference in their communities.