LRT-1 mounts ‘Gabay Guro Train’ to encourage reading and learning

Published September 8, 2018, 10:35 AM

by iManila Developer

By Erma Edera

In honor of the Filipino educators’ role in molding the minds of our country’s future, the Light Rail Manila Corporation (LRMC) and the PLDT-Smart Corporation launched the ‘Gabay Guro Train’ designed with library and school-themed interiors on the LRT-1 Generation 3 trains on Wednesday, September 5.

(Photo courtesy of Gabay Guro via Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)
(Photo courtesy of Gabay Guro via Facebook / MANILA BULLETIN)

The themed train features library and school-themed details such as handrail poles designed to look like crayons, printed graduation caps on train windows, and inspirational quotes on education on different parts of the train.

The Gabay Guro Train seeks to stimulate the minds of its passengers during their commute by posting questions about basic grammar, logic, history, and other trivia on the train’s handrails.

Commuters are invited to post their answers to these questions on social media and tag @officialLRT1 on Twitter and Instagram, for a chance to win prizes such as loaded beep cards and ikotMNL tour packages.

According to LRMC President Juan Alfonso, the Gabay Guro Train is part of an initiative “to promote reading and the love for books in the daily life of passengers beyond the four walls of the classroom.”

It also aims to raise awareness on the significance of education for students to achieve success.

Known for its seasonal-themed trains, LRT-1 will run the Gabay Guro trains for a year beginning Wednesday.

In the past years, special LRT-1 trains have also been decorated for Valentine’s Day and the Christmas season.

Only one LRT 1 train out of 20 trains was decorated for the Gabay Guro Train project.

 
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