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Manila launches ‘E-skwela’ hub

The city government of Manila has launched the “E-skwela” hub meant to help students, teachers, and parents adapt to the changes with distance learning as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts the education landscape.

The ‘E-skwela’ hub was launched in Barangay 585, Sampaloc, Manila, and would allow students of the city to access computers, the Internet, as well as print learning materials.

“We appreciate the benefits that this educational hub will bring to students, teachers, and parents, especially those who have been severely affected by the pandemic, in helping them cope with the new normal of learning and conducting our classes so that no one will be left behind,” Manila Mayor Francisco ‘Isko Moreno’ Domagoso, who led the opening of the learning hub, said.

“They can use computers, access the Internet, print materials, conduct research, and prepare for the upcoming classes with these hubs,” he added.

Classes are set to open on Oct. 5 through distance learning as face-to-face classes remain prohibited to protect students from the risk of catching COVID-19.

The “E-skwela” hub was a product of a partnership between the Ang Probinsyano Partylist, Frontrow, and Barangay 585 officials.

“Today is a manifest of how important the private sector participating in fighting this pandemic na sumisira sa buhay at kabuhayan (which destroys life and livelihood). This is tangible help, mararamdaman ng tao (which the people can see and use),” he said.


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