Tutok To Win party-list wants establishment of E-Skwela hubs nationwide
MANILA, Philippines — Tutok To Win Rep. Sam “SV” Verzosa filed House Bill No. 4827 seeking to create an E-Skwela hub in every barangay or district in the Philippines.
The proposed measure aims to aid the learners who have limited or no access to computers, printers and other digital learning tools and equipment as well as the internet.
“Noong pumutok ang pandemic, maraming estudyante ang nahirapang mag-aral dahil walang computer at internet connection. Kaya naisipan namin na magpatayo ng mahigit sampung E-Skwela Hub sa Maynila, Cagayan, Baguio, Camotes Islands sa Cebu kung saan maaaring pumunta dito sa ang mga estudyante upang makagamit ng computer at internet connection nang walang bayad.” said Verzosa who is known for his charitable works.
(When pandemic struck, many students found it hard to study because of lack of computer and internet. That is why we are pushing the creation of 10 E-Skwela hub in Manila, Cagayan, Baguio, Camotes Island in Cebu, wherein students can go and use the computer and internet without any cost to them.)
Rep. Verzosa hopes to increase and improve these learning hubs through legislation to narrow the gap in resources between the rich and the poor learners. E-Skwela hub has been defined in this Act as a learning center, which provides free use of computers, internet access and printing equipment, and other educational materials to meet the need of learners in the blended or online learning system.
“Importante na makatulong tayo sa pag-aaral ng kabataan dahil ang edukasyon ang mag-aahon sa mga pamilya mula sa kahirapan.” said the lawmaker who graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of the Philippines-Diliman as a scholar.
(It is important to help in our students’ learning because education can pluck their family out of poverty.)
Particularly important to Verzosa, who is currently the Vice-Chairperson of the House Committee on Welfare of Children, is the accessibility of education for students especially now where online distant learning is a real alternative to the traditional face-to-face classes. He calls on the private and public sector in joining their efforts to further the state of education and the welfare of the students.
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