Jeepneys in Makati to be converted to Mobile Learning Hubs

Many jeepney drivers all over the country have lost their jobs due to the pandemic and the jeepney phase-out. Their livelihoods have come to a stop because of COVID-19 and it’s heartbreaking to see them try to make ends meet in other ways, some even resorting to going to the streets with signs asking for help. In Makati; however, jeepney drivers who lost their jobs are being tapped now to convert their jeeps into what Mayor Abby Binay calls “Mobile Learning Hubs.”

“Mabibigyan ng hanapbuhay ang mga jeepney driver sa Makati na nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa pandemya sa pamamagitan ng proyektong Mobile Learning Hub ng lungsod, ayon kay Mayor Abby Binay,” the My Makati Facebook page wrote in a note.

“Aniya, magiging katuwang ang mga jeepney driver, kasama ang mga guro at librarian, sa pagpapatupad ng naturang proyekto na naglalayong tulungan ang mga mag-aaral at kanilang mga magulang na makasabay sa bagong pamamaraang ‘blended learning’.
Kasalukuyan nang nakikipag-ugnayan ang lungsod sa Makati Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association (MJODA) para sa mga uupahang 27 jeepney na gagamitin sa pag-iikot sa mga barangay kapag nag-umpisa na ang klase sa Oktubre,” they continued.
Kudos to Makati for putting learning at the forefront of their priorities, as well as hiring the jeepney drivers!

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