OVP sets up more learning hubs in areas with internet access concerns

Published October 19, 2020, 12:21 PM

by Raymund Antonio

With the ongoing distance learning classes, Vice President Leni Robredo’s office continues to set up more learning hubs in communities nationwide to address internet access concerns.

(Photo courtesy of Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto / MANILA BULLETIN)

Robredo announced the opening of 55 additional learning hubs soon in areas where they are needed on top of the 13 pilot sites.

She gave the public a first glimpse of the learning hub during a tour on Monday in Barangay Pinagbuhatan, Pasig City. Joining her was Pasig City Mayor Vico Sotto.

“We are excited because we have opened 13 of these hubs during the first month. I will also visit the others,” Robredo, who went live on her Facebook account, said in Filipino.

“Hopefully, this week and next week. We will then open 55 other sites,” she added.

For the pilot run of the learning hub in Pasig City, Robredo’s office partnered with JCI Manila and Catholic group “Ligaya ng Panginoon (Joy of the Lord).”

Six students can only be accommodated per schedule in the learning center, where health and safety protocols are strictly being observed.

The walk-ins are not allowed so students who wish to use the hub should pre-register for their assigned schedules.

The Office of the Vice President initiated the establishment of the community learning hubs as part of its Bayanihan E-skwela program to help students who don’t have the capacity to study at home.

Two batches of tutors have already been trained to run these learning hubs. Among which are located in Taytay, Rizal; Himamaylan, Negros Occidental; Tabaco City, Albay; Lucena City, Quezon province; and Caloocan City.