Dell has announced recently its partnership with Children’s Joy Foundation Inc. (CJFI) to help close the learning gap among underserved children. The advocacy aims to empower the youth and provide underserved communities with access to technology through education and computer literacy.
“We are proud to be able to partner with Children’s Joy Foundation to support its efforts to empower youth through computer literacy. This program will focus on providing opportunities to youth in marginalized communities who have the eagerness, interest and aptitude but are limited by circumstances and resources to fulfill their passions,” says Richard Teo, Dell Philippines president.
Earlier this year, Dell awarded a grant to Childhope Asia Philippines (CHAP) through the Powering the Possible program. CJFI, in turn, will receive a Dell “Powering the Possible” grant which will enable CJFI to set up computer labs with Dell desktops to provide basic computer literacy and other digital applications classes to at least 1,210 children and youth sheltered at the Children’s Joy Residential Centers, as well as from the marginalized communities served by the foundation through its outreach program.
“We have set up a few computer labs at CJFI centers in the Philippines, and Quezon City is just one of them. We expect to bring the benefits of the program to even more children over time. Our strategic Dell Giving program targets foundations focused on youth learning, children pediatric cancer, disaster relief and social entrepreneurship. Dell contributes one percent of its after-tax profits to non-profit organizations doing work in the communities where our employees and customers live and work,” Teo added.
CJFI assists neglected, abandoned and surrendered children and youth in seven children’s residential centers and several communities across the country. The foundation supports these underserved children through educational assistance such as the ‘Empowering Children and Youth through Computer Literacy’ program, which provides the beneficiaries with the opportunity to increase their familiarity and learning ability in information technology through formal and informal activities.
“The Children’s Joy Foundation would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dell Philippines for choosing us to be a recipient of the Dell ‘Powering the Possible’ grant. It will allow us to set up two computer laboratories that will benefit 1,210 children and youth in Metro Manila and Davao City.
The program can provide them with computer skills that would help them find a job in the future,” says Rose Dimagnaong, the executive director of Children’s Joy Foundation Inc.
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