35 Porac IP youths graduate from digital literacy training
Some 35 Indigenous Peoples (IP) youth in Porac town in Pampanga completed their Digital Literacy Training course under a program of the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and National Commission on Indigenous Peoples.
According to DICT Pampanga Provincial Head Edriel Miranda, the project sought to help IP communities bridge the digital divide especially during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“Narrowing the gap of the digital divide would enable the indigenous youth to become more proficient in the use of technology and digital information,” Miranda said.
“It is essential that these can also be received, understood and used by indigenous people,” Miranda added.
The activity involved basic training course on computer and internet essentials, computer hardware, networking and troubleshooting, document processing, electronic spreadsheet, and multimedia presentation.
Introductory lectures on information and communications technology, and data privacy; as well as hands-on learning experience were also part of the five-day event.
The program is part of the continuing demonstration of the DICT Central Luzon’s mission in preparing the youth for the digital future, bridging the digital divide, and developing digitally inclusive communities.
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