Given the situation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic that has affected public education, the municipality of Vega Bja has set up three Study Centers to help students continue their classes. They are located in the Casa de la Juventud at the entrance of the urban center, in the building of the School of Fine Arts next to highway # 2 and in the Trinidad Fontánez Adorno Library on Baldorioty street. They offer their services from Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 3:00 pm.
“As an educator, I know first-hand the importance of offering all the services that are within our reach to contribute to the educational process. The reality that we are seeing is that not all homes have desktops, laptops or cable or wi-fi internet service, so in the Municipality we have arranged to enable these three facilities, where users can enjoy at no cost some, ”explained Marcos Cruz Molina, mayor of Vega Baja, through written statements.
To access these Study Centers, it is important to maintain the health protocols, such as physical distancing, use of hand sanitizer and use of a mask at all times. “Our staff is properly trained to assist students and school personnel in the use of computers. Naturally, students who need to take classes online, should bring their headphones so as not to interrupt the work of their classmates ”.
Cruz Molina, a history teacher, reflected on the situation that prevails in the communities in the face of the pandemic, and urged parents to make an additional effort to help their children with their homework. “This extra work will be well rewarded in the future, because when what we are experiencing now is reflected in the history books, those who are students today will appreciate the effort. In that mission, they can count on their Municipality of Vega Baja ”, she concluded.