Dell donated more than 10 million pesos to these organizations to help them expand their computer literacy project outreach to more than 5,000 underserved youth across the nation.
“Children are our future, and access to technology and education is critical to ensure their success in a connected world,” said Richard Teo, president, Dell Philippines. “We look forward to continuing to partner with ChildHope Asia and Children’s Joy to bring cheer to their lives and those the wider community.”
CHAP, a leading advocate for street children, helps poverty-stricken children become more responsible by providing educational opportunities outside a traditional school setting. The Dell Youth Learning grant is the third grant awarded to CHAP. The organization will use the funds to continue its Mobile Education Van program to reach and assist 500 street children and out-of-school youth in Metro Manila. CHAP will also extend its program to include the second phase of Financial Education, which is a Vocational/Technical Service Skills Training and Alternative Learning System (ALS) for Basic Education to select street children.
“We are grateful for Dell’s continued support in our efforts to advocate and defend the rights of street children that can help protect them from the vulnerabilities of life on the street. Through this continued program, we aim to educate and ensure these marginalized children can acquire the education and skills to prepare them as future productive members of the community,” said Teresita L. Silva, president and executive director of ChildHope Asia Philippines, Inc.
Children’s Joy foundation has been a recipient of Dell grant and technology solutions for almost a decade and this organization plans to expand its program scope to reach more youth and children across the country. From two facilities equipped with computer e-labs in Quezon City and Davao City last year, CJFI is adding five more facilities in Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Cebu and General Santos City.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Powering the Possible is Dell’s commitment to put technology and expertise to work where it can do the most good for people and the planet. Dell works with several non-profit organizations to address pressing social issues by donating a combination of Dell technologies and solutions, funding, expertise and volunteer support. In 2012, Dell team members volunteered more than 700,000 hours in their communities and contributed an estimated $32 million through employee match and rewards programs.