April 12 saw another batch of trainors conclude their training of the Intel @ Easy Steps module for the Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign, at the National Computer Center - Field Operations Office through the PhilCeC Program.
Conducted from April 10-12, 20012, the participating CeC knowledge workers were mostly from the province of Ilocos Sur, Bataan, Bulacan, and Abra. The training was facilitated by Mr. Thomas Alcantara and Mr. Albert Daniel Azul, Region 1 and 3 RITCs, respectively.
The 17 participants were initially introduced to the Intel Easy Steps (IES) module, the tool for the digital literacy campaign. A group activity followed, wherein participants were tasked to put the IES module into practice. This activity involved the proper and step-by-step use of the IES module, and also proved student-based learning as a better medium for this type of training. Aside from the modules in the IES Manual, they were also introduced to social networking, like Facebook, and its importance in this campaign, especially on how they maximize information dissemination using these sites, to advertise the goal of the PhilCeC Program, and to connect with people.
They also signed up into the Intel Engage online community, where the participants were encouraged to write an article about their perspectives on digital literacy for women, and to discuss their views with other knowledge workers. One participant, Mr. Jacob Vizon of Bulacan posted a discussion on Muslim women's rights on their Intel Engage group, entitled "Women’s Rights in Islam!, Practiced?". His discussion was chosen by the moderator to be featured on the site.
During the discussion of their action planning and target setting, Ilocos Sur PPDO Mr. Enrie Mendoza II, elaborated their lack of equipments and training facilities in their upland areas. He, however, came up with a proposal with other participants from TelOF Region I to "team up" so they can reach these far-flung places. Having delegated their respective roles, they discussed the ways and means to provide digital literacy on their respective areas with enthusiasm and eagerness, and to accomplish their target to train at least 40 women, as part of the campaign's commitment to train 10,000 grassroots women.
All in all, the training of the latest batch of Luzon trainors proved to be a great success!