Through a combination of charitable giving, technology and expertise, Dell has helped 12,000 underserved Philippines youth gain access to technology and education
Demonstrating its long-term commitment to bridging the digital divide, Dell Philippines reaffirmed its dedication to local youth by announcing $359,000 (PHP 16 million) in donations for its long-term charitable partners – Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. (CHAP) and Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI).
The donation is part of Dell’s global Youth Learning program, which includes 62 partners in 15 countries working to increase access to technology and education for underserved youth in the communities Dell serves.
“Despite the enormous opportunity, many young students have limited ability and access to build the critical skills required to succeed in a connected world,” said Denis Kelly, vice-president of GSC Client Basic Support, Dell Inc.
She added: “We are thrilled to help youth organizations achieve our mutual goal of enabling the next generation and making a difference and for the Philippines’ future.”
Speaking at the ceremonial turn-over of the grant, Richard Teo, president of Dell Philippines reinforced the company’s commitment to empower the youth through education.
“Today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders. Enabling them to gain proficiency in technology skills is Dell’s way of contributing meaningfully to the development of a generation that will be ready for the future,” Teo said. “We are pleased to be leading the charge in giving Filipino youth access to education and technology through our continued partnerships with CHAP and CJFI.”
CHAP, a leading advocate for street children, gives poverty-stricken youth access to educational opportunities outside a traditional school setting. Through this additional grant, Metro Manila’s street children can benefit from alternative and basic education, computer literacy, vocational technology and service skills training classes.
An additional mobile education van equipped with a TV monitor, projector and 10 laptops will be deployed to reach more than 1,000 street children from 6 cities – Manila, Quezon City, Caloocan, Pasay, Makati and Parañaque – which will enhance the children’s learning and facilitate classes even during rainy days.
“CHAP is grateful for Dell’s ongoing support for youth education programs that endeavor to uplift the lives of marginalized children. The grants from Dell over the last 4 years have made a positive impact on the community and on the lives of the children who now have a chance for a brighter future,” said Teresita Silva, president and executive director of CHAP.