Childhope Asia receives second grant through DELL’s 'Powering the Possible' initiative
DELL Volunteers with the kids of Childhope Asia after the 'Wolverine' screening for the kids at Greenbelt 1 Cinema.
Dell today announced that it will further support the advocacy of Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. (CHAP) in helping to close the learning gap among underserved children in Metro Manila. CHAP will receive additional funding from Dell’s Powering the Possible grant that will facilitate its aim to empower misplaced youth through education and computer literacy.
“We are very pleased to be able to extend funding support for Childhope Asia’s outreach program. Childhope Asia has been a strategic partner of Dell under the Powering the Possible program. Since last year, Dell has helped to equip a computer lab and mobile education vans with state-of-the-art technology so that the street children of Manila have access to these learning tools. Dell team members have also been active in providing skills training in computers as well as other creative activities like singing, dancing and the arts. The additional funding support is intended to enable further outreach so that the deployed technology can be fully utilized by the street children.” said Richard Teo, the President of Dell Philippines.
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 this partnership is to provide the underserved youth and educators with access to technology and serve as a catalyst for lifelong learning and career readiness. Dell technology is 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.
"The Childhope Board of Directors, staff, and the street children we assist are truly and deeply grateful for the deep commitment and substantial financial support of Dell to street children's education, which will have a life-long impact on their development and well-being as well as contribution to society as a whole." said Teresita L. Silva, president and executive director, Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc.
Dell’s support has also enabled CHAP to establish a computer lab providing digital learning and basic computer literacy classes to 120 selected street children brought to the charity’s premises. The lab also provides the educators and mentors with IT facilities to record and track the progress of the street children under the program. The additional grant will help CHAP sustain its efforts and continue to monitor the welfare of the children and the impact of the program to their development.
About Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc.
Since 1989, Childhope Asia Philippines has been at the forefront of advocating the cause of street children in the Philippines and in Asia. It reaches out to about 1,200 street children every year and works to uplift street children from the hazards of working and living on the streets and aims to realize a better future for them by providing learning opportunities outside the confines of a formal school set-up. Visit www.childhope.org.ph to learn more about the organization.
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