The town of Magalang in Pampanga province has pioneered the first community learning hub in Central Luzon.
In a Philippine Information Agency report, Magalang Councilor Koko Gonzales said the pilot site had started catering to some 30 student beneficiaries from Grades 4-6 at the Magalang Elementary School.
“The current education set up is a challenge for the parents and the students,” he was quoted as saying.
“We believe that despite the setbacks the current crisis had brought us, and no matter the crossing difficulties and challenges we might be facing, the preparation for the future of our children should not stop and falter,” Gonzales said.
Officials said 15 tutors volunteered “to guide the students in their learning modules at least twice every week.”
The tutors are recommended by the barangay council, city, or municipality.
The learning hub is equipped with computer sets and other learning equipment which extends educational support for the students, according to the report.
Magalang community learning hub is a joint program of the Office of Councilor Gonzales, Office of the Vice President, Magalang Elementary School, Pampanga State Agricultural University, Barangay San Nicolas Uno, and Globe Telecom.