In Makati, jeepney drivers displaced by the coronavirus pandemic will be hired to deliver learning materials for alternative learning to households that lack resources.
"Their jeepneys will be outfitted to transport books and other learning materials, teachers and librarians, and laptops with an internet connection," Mayor Abby Binay said of the Makati Jeepney Operators and Drivers Association in a statement.
The city government is renting more than 27 jeeps for its Mobile Learning Hub Project, which will benefit parents and students who can't afford gadgets and other materials for blended learning.
The city is looking at hiring 100 jeepney drivers for the effort, said Makati Education Department Program Director Rita Riddle.
Makati is also enlisting 54 teachers who will use the learning hub to tutor students starting Oct. 5, aside from the distance learning method.