The Learning Hub has been established in Barangay Bagong Silangan, Quezon City, by PLDT Home, Zone V Camera Club, and the Virlanie Foundation with the goal of enabling universal access to digital services.
With the launch of The Learning Hub, its goal is to empower Filipino students and their communities by giving them much-needed access to high-quality learning resources and by connecting them to the rest of the world through dependable broadband internet connectivity.
This initiative aims to provide Filipino children access to a free learning environment that is equipped with a quick internet connection from PLDT Home and educational resources such as computers running software.
In addition, The Learning Hub aligns the PLDT Group with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) by boosting the country’s overall digital inclusivity.
PLDT and Smart Communications Director, President, and CEO Alfredo S. Panlilio said, “PLDT has long been committed to building a digitally inclusive Philippines where communities are empowered through technology. Connectivity has become a human right, and we believe in the project’s goal of helping provide quality education to ensure that no learner is left behind.”
“We want kids in these communities to have access to the internet’s global databank and create a learning hub,” Panlilio added.
Angela Panlilio, President of the Zone V Camera Club, which donated the gadgets, also stated, “Witnessing the transformative impact that The Learning Hub will have on our beneficiary communities will be amazing. The potential for a graduating student to positively influence their family’s life is profound, and we are honored to be part of such meaningful change.”
“The Learning Hub is a very helpful program, and it fits our foundation’s goals of providing quality education to children,” Arlene Fernandez, Executive Director of Virlanie Foundation, an organization that provides a safe space for children of abuse, said.