The outburst of COVID-19 pandemic caused the abrupt change in the whole world and educational system is not an exemption. The Department of Education in the Philippines made a quick decision that mode of teaching has shifted to modular approach. This phenomenon caused a lot of problems which lead Tulunan Local Goverment to initiate a program they called “ Tulunan Mobile Library”. This phenomenological research sought to describe the story of the mobile library volunteer teachers in teaching mathematics at the Municipality of Tulunan, North Cotabato, Philippines. It investigated the experiences and coping mechanism shared by the informants. Using in-depth interviews, the following were the struggles of the volunteers extracted through thematic analysis: insufficiency of resources, minimal expertise in teaching Mathematics, diversity of learners and time constrains. However, they managed to push through with their volunteerism through these coping mechanisms: they developed patience, practiced planning ahead, remained passionate and motivated their learners. This study points out the importance of preparedness in every voluntarism engagement that may be used in teaching. Furthermore, it can be noted that the participants experienced difficulties and struggles but those did not stop them to continue their act of volunteerism. They are very resilient and developed coping mechanism.
Citation: Picky John E. Billena and Carmee Lyn B. Paylangco (2022) The Story of Volunteerism Among Tulunan Mobile Library Volunteer Teachers, International Journal of Education, Learning and Development, Vol. 10, No., pp.1-15,
Lived experiences of mothers of with premature babies in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit of a selected hospital, in United Arab Emirates: A Qualitative Content Analysis (Published)
Background: A mother’s expectation and excitement of having a healthy newborn is cut short when a baby is born premature. She is faced with the fear and anxiety of losing her baby or overwhelming thoughts of her baby suffering inconceivable distress in Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU). Aim: This study explored the lived experience of mothers who had a premature baby admitted to NICU. Methods: A qualitative design with a phenomenological approach was used for the study. It was conducted from October to January 2019 among eleven women whose premature babies were admitted in the NICU at a hospital in Ras Al Khaimah, United Arab Emirates. Purposive sampling was used to choose the participants which continued until data saturation was reached. Data was collected using in-depth, semi structured face- to- face recorded interviews and analyzed using Colaizzi’s method. Results: Three themes were generated from the analysis. Mother’s expression of thoughts and emotions while their babies in NICU; Families experienced emotion while their premature babies were in the NICU and Mothers perception of care and support from health care professionals. Conclusion: Mothers and family members were anxious about the survival of their premature babies admitted to NICU. They exhibited emotions such as anxiety, anger and sadness. During the recovering process, mothers relied on family support, faith and hope to help get through the ordeal. Satisfaction of nurses providing competent care and provision of psychological support to the mothers helped them to cope.