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02.13.2013 – Education is a precious commodity and most deprived population in the Philippines doesn’t have the money to go to school. Some end up in the streets as thief or getting hooked on drugs. But Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. (CHAP) an international non-profit, non-political, non-sectarian organization is there to support the plight in educating those who have lost their way.

In collaboration with Dell has pledge its support in joining CHAP’s advocacy to help close the learning gap among undeserved children.

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Dell is donates and re-facilitate the E-Laboratory for CHAP to empower street children through education. CHAP works with the underprivileged street children and out-of-school youth in Metro Manila to give them equal opportunities for learning through several programs, including basic literacy and numeracy, alternative learning system basic education, computer literacy, as well as life skills, values and primary health education. To facilitate its outreach and protection/education program, the charity is aided by mobile education vans with street educators that are deployed to 18 locations daily where street children are commonly found—in parks or on the sidewalks of urban centers—to teach children there.

The core of these partnerships is to provide the undeserved youth and educators with access to technology and serve as a catalyst for lifelong learning and career readiness. Dell technology will be used to equip the mobile education vans with laptops and the required education software to accomplish the work of accredited programs administered by CHAP, benefiting an estimated 500 children.

You can say it’s one of the closest places outside of Manila that doesn’t need In addition, the grant will also enable CHAP to set-up a computer lab with Dell desktops to provide digital learning and basic computer literacy classes to 120 selected street children brought to the charity’s premises and to the areas in Metro Manila where CHAP operates.

The computers at the center will also be installed with a database program that will be used by the 25 street educators for recording and tracking the progress of the street children under the program. This will greatly help in monitoring the welfare of the children and in evaluating the impact of the program to the beneficiaries.

“We’re grateful for Dell’s support in our efforts to defend the rights of street children by providing them with learning opportunities and knowledge that can help protects them from the vulnerabilities of life on the street. The education and skills they acquire will also go a long way in preparing them for a future as productive members of the community.”

Teresita L. Silva, president and executive director of Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc.

“Our initiatives to empower youth by closing the technology gap and providing training in information and communications technology skills are focused on improving, enhancing and jump-starting learning for life. By putting technology to work for underserved communities, we aim to help young people discover new possibilities, change their lives, and unleash their true potential.”

Richard Teo, president, Dell Philippines

Providing our world’s youth with access to technology is something that is dear to me and dear to Dell. Our Powering the Possible program is designed to change the way youth learn and access information today. Our work with Childhope Asia is giving us the power to provide the technology, the know-how and the resources to help the next generation grow and thrive in their communities.”

Ranjita Menon, Dell Giving Manager, Asia-Pacific and Japan

The event was held at the garden area of Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc where the E-Lab and two mobile e-lab which has been facilitated by Dell. The program was short and brief as the media was toured inside the new E-Laboratory for undeserved street children.

It is also a day of recognition for those who have been involved in this advocacy which is the partnership between Dell and Childhope Asia.

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