RP Out-of-school youth to be given high-tech education
The eSkwela project by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT),
in cooperation with the Asia Pacific Economic Council (APEC) Education
Foundation, aims to provide ICT-enhanced education for Filipino out-of-school
youth (OSY) and adults.
The program hopes to bridge the digital divide among the poor and
remote communities in the Philippines by providing them with a free
facility and learning materials.
If successful, the eSkwela pilot would be extended to major urban areas across the country.
(In a country where there are more youth who never finished their
education due to poverty and high tuition rates, this is a welcome news
for everyone in the Philippines.)