Bulacan juvies to get IT training in Malolos reform school – Gov Alvarado
In line with ongoing efforts to make them more responsible members of society, residents of the Malolos-based “Tanglaw Pag-asa” Juvenile Center will soon undergo training on information technology (IT).
Governor Wilhelmino M. Sy-Alvarado, in a statement March 3, that the juvenile reform facility will soon have four brand new computer units as part of the training program.
The politiko said the computer units will be a big help to residents of Tanglaw Pag-asa because they will be given an opportunity to learn and become productive citizens.
He also added that the provincial government of Bulacan, in partnership with the Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT), will also launch the program E-dalaw in the near future.
Aside from helping young offenders at the juvenile center to become computer proficient, the E-dalaw will help them reconnect with their families outside the facility.
“Due to circumstances such as distance, family members are unable to visit their loved ones and home sickness strikes. Through electronic dalaw or E-dalaw, it will help families visit the minors through the use of the internet. But internet usage will be strictly monitored for security reasons,” “Tanglaw Pag-asa” head Jaymark Chico said in a Philippine News Agency report March 3.
The four computers were donated by Roderick M. Magpili, officer-in-charge of Bayan Telecommunications, Inc. (BayanTel)-IT Division and Maricar G. Magpili, provincial team leader of Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) in cooperation with Director Cheryl C. Ortega of DICT Field Operation Office Luzon Cluster 2, as part of the program Tech4Ed, which is set to start during the last week of March this year.
Tech4Ed which stands for Technology for Education aims to help members of the society, especially those in the marginal sector to have new opportunities in terms of education, business and employment.
The program will use the ICT as medium of training.
The minors at the juvenile center will receive online lessons through the Alternative Learning System (ALS), which was digitalized with the help of the DICT.
Currently, the “Tanglaw Pag-asa” houses 123 residents with ages ranging from 15 to 26 years old.
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