The Quezon City government is giving away additional 1,000 laptops to public school teachers and child development workers to help address their teaching needs.
“In Quezon City, we value education, the reason why we continue supporting schools, students and teachers. We are coordinating with the Superintendents Division Office, and Social Services and Development Department to ensure that we are giving enough support,” Mayor Joy Belmonte said.
The laptops are on top of the 5,593 devices already distributed to the teachers.
The city is also providing teachers with free internet connectivity, and monthly and quarterly allowances.
The schools have likewise received service vehicles which they can utilize for their activities and programs.
Belmonte sought to strengthen the capability of day-care centers by providing 96,440 storybooks to pupils, school supplies, hygiene kits, medical supplies, and food packs.
Since the resumption of classes last Aug. 22, the city government has been distributing school supplies to over 450,000 students, including special education students.
Grades 1 to 3 students will be receiving tablets this school year.
Belmonte earlier led the ceremonial turnover of the additional 1,000 laptops for public elementary and high school teachers, and 50 laptops for child development workers in public day-care centers.