Here is good news to persons from the less privileged sector who aspire at polishing their skills in information technology.

The answer to the aspiration is within reach though the Mobile Electronic Learning Hub program of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Visayas Command with the help of its partner-stakeholders.

Visayas Command has chosen Barangay Cabancalan, Mandaue City as its pilot area.

The Mobile Electronic Learning Hub is a container van converted into a learning hub parked at a vacant lot in Barangay Cabancalan. The learning hub features the latest in information technology.

In a post of "New Barangay Cabancalan," it was learned that the barangay is the first in the Philippines to benefit from the Mobile e-Learning Hub.  

"This Mobile E-Learning Hub plays a vital role in bridging the digital divide and providing educational opportunities to our Barangay Cabancalan," Barangay Chairman Francis Carlo Remedio said through the post. 

The Mobile e-Learning Hub is equipped with modern learning tools and resources to support students and learners of all ages and offers Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) short-term courses for National Certification (NC II) accreditation.

"We encourage parents, students, women and everyone to participate and enroll in our Mobile E-learning Hub. Your participation and support are essential for the success of this endeavor. Let’s work together to enhance educational opportunities in our barangay. For your inquiries or enrollment, don't hesitate to visit the Barangay Cabancalan Hall," he added.

The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), the Department of Education (DepEd), Local Government Unit (LGU), and telecommunication companies, as well as TESDA are AFP Visayas Command’s partners.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed by Major Joe Patrick Martinez, commander of the 3rd Civil Relations Group, Civil Relations Service of the AFP; Mandaue City Local Government Unit, DepEd, Director Ramon Evan Ruiz of TESDA 7; Engr. Royden Rusiana, DICT provincial officer; Mandaue City Councilor Cynthia Cinco Remedio, and Barangay Cabancalan Chairman Remedio and his council.