TREATMENT AND LEARNING. Dr. Bryan Dalid, Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) medical center chief II (2nd from L), along with the Department of Education - Tagum City, and House of Hope Foundation for Kids with Cancer Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement on Sept. 16, 2022 for the hospital-based education project and construction of a transient home. Dalid said the project is expected to be completed within the year. (Photo courtesy of DavNor PIO)

DAVAO CITY – Children with cancer in Davao del Norte can now continue school while recovering once their transient home is completed this year in Tagum City.

In a statement Friday, Dr. Bryan Dalid, the Davao Regional Medical Center (DRMC) medical center chief II, said construction of the project and the allocation of a 200-square meter lot of the proposed three-story transient home will benefit children with cancer and their families.

Last Sept. 16, the DRMC, Department of Education (DepEd) - Tagum City, and House of Hope Foundation for Kids with Cancer Inc. signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) for the hospital-based education project and construction of a transient home.

“This means that the patients will no longer travel back and forth to get their medications. They can stay with their family in the transient home,” Dalid said.

While on medication, the children will continue their studies with the help of the DepEd, Dalid said.

“Even if they’re undergoing medication, it does not mean that they will become idle. They will be treated at the same time they can still learn,” he said.

Dalid said the children are going through a difficult stage in their lives and needed immediate help and care.

“They are close to our hearts and these children cannot fight the disease alone. So we have to be proactive to them,” he said.

The DepEd Tagum City committed to support the alternative system of education for kids with cancer. (PNA)