Valenzuela launches mobile education hub

Valenzuela launches mobile education hub

November 15, 2022 @ 11:20 AM 3 weeks ago

THE Valenzuela City government has partnered with a local Sangguniang Kabataan in launching a mobile education hub designed primarily to help needy students especially those who do not have access to internet data and gadgets.

Through ‘Just E-Connect,’ a free Wi-Fi and mobile educational hub, the project was similar to a typical computer van on wheels, according to Mayor Wes Gatchalian and Rep. Rex Gatchalian who both graced the launching in Barangay Gen. T. De Leon recently.

The Gatchalians joined with Gen. T. De Leon SK Chairman Justine Joy Rivera during the inaugural trip of the ‘Just E-Connect’ van to Sitio Kabatuhan II covered court in the same barangay which called the attention of many residents, mostly youth in the area.

The van is air-conditioned with laptops, television set, printer and a photocopying machine, the city government said.

“It aims to facilitate expense-free research and education for the needy students, especially those who do not have access to the internet data and gadgets,” the mayor said.

The lawmaker said the project was the result of a memorandum of agreement he entered into with the Gen. T. De Leon SK and youth leaders when he was still the city mayor.

He said he had promised to co-fund the mobile education hub on top of the money used for its activation from the ‘Galing Pook Award’ cash prize which the local government won for Valenzuela Live in October 2021.

This prototype will undergo monitoring and observation for improvement possibilities. A similar project can also be launched in other villages in the city and in other localities in the country,” the Gatchalians said.

“Even if it’s face-to-face already, there is an associated cost when you go to a computer shop to print or do research. So, this mobile library, make rounds to the areas that need it,” the former mayor-turned-lawmaker said.

“The internet issue always remains an issue. It will go to a community and we will throw free internet there,” he said.