Persons with disabilities, youth and senior citizens from Quezon City will receive free digital literacy training

The Quezon City government in the Philippines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Department of Science and Technology – Information and Communications Technology Office to undertake a joint project for digital literacy. The main objective of this collaboration is to provide free computer literacy training to persons with disabilities, youth and seniors from the region.

According to the agreement, both institutions will work together to establish an IT and orientation program for persons with special needs in the 142 barangays or neighborhoods from the city. The training and orientation activities, as well as the main details for the logistics of the program are still to be determined. While the city government will provide the venue for imparting the training programs, the Department of Science and Technology will be in charge of providing the trainers, manuals, instructional materials and handouts.

Ultimately it is expected that the course promotes more awareness about the relevance of digital literacy skills for all of citizens.

 

Additional Sources: News Pia