The Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign (PDLWC), local counterpart to the international Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign, has trained a total of 6,542 women, passing the halfway point of its 10,000 target goal by year-end.
With barely two months more to go, the Philippine CeC Program Management Office and the Philippine CeC Network (PhilCeCNet) are enjoining all CeC managers/knowledge workers to submit their training accomplishments, attendance sheets and updates to Christine Ruste at firstname.lastname@example.org. Be counted!
With the ongoing training of PDLWC trainers, it is not impossible to reach that 10,000 mark by the end of the year. Certain CeCs have managed to make imprints of their efforts in the annals of the PDLWC.
Malvar CeC in Batangas recently won the Telecentre.org Foundation award for having trained the most women to be digitally literate in the world, and received 15,000 Swiss Francs worth of IT equipment.
On the other hand, the CeC of M’lang, Cotabato have transcended their target of training 1,000 grassroots women and continues in their endeavors. Just behind them is the multi-awarded Tanauan CeC at 518 trained women.
The fledgling CeC in General Tinio, Nueva Ecija has started its grassroots training, despite not yet having officially “launched” in a bid to have their numbers included among the 10,000 committed before year-end.
Numerous CeC s have expressed that their training rollouts will push through at the last quarter of 2012. It is without a doubt that CeC managers and Intel Easy Steps trainers are doing their utmost to train Filipino women in computer literacy and take the leap across the digital divide