Since the COVID 19 outbreak, we’ve been working hard to help support our International Students community during this pandemic crisis.

Covid-19 has drastically changed the educational landscape for many International students around Victoria, and our Filipino international students have their own set of unique challenges. The many sudden changes, along with the chronic stress of the pandemic, may pose mental-health challenges, particularly with the students who struggle to meet the expense of their daily needs due to loss of income from their employment. 

Our International Students are more vulnerable than ever during COVID-19. Many of them are finding themselves trapped in the home with no support while observing ‘Stay at Home’ and social distancing directives.

5Bs Humanitarian Incorporated team has seen an increase in requests from our International Students for help of any assistance and, often sharing their experiences, in particular how they are facing tremendous financial hardship.

Many of our International Students we supported are on a student visas, so accessing the support they need to stay safe is often made more difficult as they are ineligible for government support such as Centrelink, or any of the other benefits of the many stimulus packages. This leaves our International Students and their children reliant on charity organisations to meet even their most basic day-to-day needs.

In response to this, 5Bs Humanitarian Incorporated has partnered with CALD Communities Taskforce Multicultural Coronavirus Response Team to launch an emergency food relief project, connecting our most vulnerable International Students.

The Geelong food pack distribution event yesterday (29.11.2020) has turned out to be a successful one. Without each one of our team, it might not have been possible. 5Bs Management would like to take this opportunity to thank each one of our team for the hard work and all the effort. The significant rise in productivity from our team was massive which has helped us achieve our targeted goals with the Geelong Food Pack Distribution. In addition, 5Bs Humanitarian Incorporated would like to take this opportunity to thank INC (Iglesia Ni Cristo) for collaborating us and Thank you for being a great addition to our event.

We would also like to express our gratitude to Mr. Jason Cordi from The Philippines Times (Australia) for your excellent coverage. The positive exposure you gave our organisation on the segment provided the community with a nice introduction to our goals and services. The entire 5Bs Humanitarian team appreciated the professionalism, we are indeed grateful for your willingness to include us in your coverage. Please extend our thanks to everyone involved.

To our beloved Geelong International students chapter- Thank you so much for meeting with us. We really enjoyed our conversation and learning more about what you do and sharing your experiences. 5Bs are truly appreciated all your kind time. Good luck with your upcoming future progression! Stay in touch and see you around soon.

To our 5Bs Humanitarian team… Thank you all for being patient and focusing on the goal that mattered the most. We make such a good team and took the 5BS Humanitarian to another level! We are looking forward to our future missions.

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