Vice President Leni Robredo visited the Community Learning Hubs put up by the OVP and its partners in Quezon province on Thursday, Jan. 21, 2020.
VP Leni spent Thursday morning in Lucena City, at the four hubs which are currently catering to the needs of students in the following communities: Brgy. Talao-Talao, Brgy. Dalahican, Brgy. Cotta, and Brgy. XI.
This initiative is made possible by partnerships with local governments, barangay officials, and private sector partners. For Lucena, the hubs are operated by barangay officials (for Talao-Talao, Cotta, and XI) and the Payatas Orione Foundation, Inc. (for Dalahican), with the help of volunteers, most of whom are from the youth sector. The Rotary Club of Makati, meanwhile, provided desktop computers (for Talao-Talao and Cotta).
Community Learning Hubs offer various forms of assistance for learners, including the availability of computers and other gadgets, printers and scanners, and learning materials. Volunteers are also trained as tutors, so they can help the students with their distance learning modules. These facilities are able to help children at various grade levels, including non-readers and those with learning difficulties.
Health and sanitation protocols are implemented, along with a schedule for small batches of learners, in order to ensure physical distancing.