San Juan Public School Teachers Receive Cash Aid, Health Kits Manila Bulletin

The San Juan City local government offered financial assistance, health kits and free flu shots to public school teachers in the city on World Teachers’ Day on Friday, October 7.

San Juan City Mayor Francis Zamora, along with other city government officials, led the event at San Juan Elementary School.

According to him, 636 teachers and school staff from the city’s 13 public schools each received P3,000 courtesy of the city government.

“This is our small way of saying thank you to our beloved public school teachers and recognizing their efforts and sacrifices in order to provide a high quality education for our children here in San Juan City,” Zamora said.

They also distributed health kits to beneficiary teachers and school staff containing two gallons of alcohol, two face masks, a spray bottle, an oximeter, a box of vitamin C, an infrared forehead thermometer and a nasal spray.

On August 22, the city of San Juan began full face-to-face classes at all public schools, ahead of the Department of Education (DepEd) mandate to begin full face-to-face classes at all public schools. by November.

Zamora explained that the city was allowed to do so because of its high vaccination rate. He said 265.5% of the target population completed their primary doses and 112.09% received the first booster.

The city government has also set up Covid-19 vaccination sites in all of its public schools to encourage students and their parents to get vaccinated against the virus.

In addition to ensuring high vaccination coverage and protection against Covid-19, the city of San Juan has also stepped up its efforts to give its teachers and students the tools they need to learn and teach.

By November of this year, all classrooms in the 13 public schools in the city of San Juan will be equipped with 55-inch smart TVs and will have Wi-Fi and fiber optic internet in common areas.

Around 7,000 homes of public school students also have a fiber optic internet connection.

“The City of San Juan will work to provide our teachers with the tools to make it easier for them to pass on knowledge to our children. We know their difficult work has been further complicated by the pandemic,” Zamora said.

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