McDonald’s offers party spaces as distance learning ‘classrooms’ for teachers

Published October 3, 2020, 3:52 PM

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot

You must have heard about McCafé, McSpaghetti, McFlurry, McChicken sandwich, McNuggets, and so forth.

But have you heard about Mc-Donald’s fast food chain’s latest offering – the McClassroom?

As the country shifts to distance learning this school year, McDonald’s Philippines will be opening its doors to educators by offering some of its party spaces as distance learning “classrooms” starting October 5 when classes formally open.

McDonald’s, in its official Facebook page, said it will be setting up “McClassrooms” to help teachers who might be encountering issues such as Internet access and lack of conducive work spaces. Teachers are among those who are affected by the new requirements in the change in teaching methods.

Many McDonald’s stores nationwide have party spaces usually rented out for birthdays and other special occasions. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, many of these party spaces are not being utilized.

To help the teachers, McDonald’s said that some of their party rooms will be converted to temporary classrooms. “Binago namin ang aming party rooms to give you a sanitized and quiet working space kung saan puwede niyo gawin ang inyong distance learning lessons,” the fast food company announced.  

(We changed our party rooms to give teachers a sanitized and quiet working space where they can conduct their distance learning lessons.)

Aside from clean and quiet work spaces, McDonald’s said that free McCafé coffee will also be given to the teachers. “In our branches with WiFi, bibigyan din namin kayo ng (we will give you) free WiFi access,” it added.

To use McClassrooms, interested teachers need to visit participating stores and register for a slot from Oct. 5 to 9. McDonald’s branches in Metro Manila will be opening their McClassrooms.

McClassrooms will also be opened in Cavite, Cebu, Batangas, Pangasinan, Cagayan de Oro, Bohol, Negros Oriental, General Santos, Quezon, Ilocos, Tarlac, Davao, Bicol, Mindoro, Palawan, Aklan, and Bacolod.

A complete list of participating stores is also available on its website.

 
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