Inspired by Telecentre Europe, Philippines mounts Get Online Day

Tomorrow, June 18, is Get Online Philippines Day.

Spearheaded by the Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), the event will kick off with the launch of the Get Online Philippines campaign during a symbolic ceremony that will take place in the morning at the CICT Building in Quezon City, to be followed by a validation workshop on the formulation of the country's telecentre roadmap for 2010-2016.

During the kick-off ceremony, the 92 new telecentres under the Philippine Community eCenter (CeC) Program will be launched to highlight the Philippine Government's effort to make ICT more accessible to the grassroots.

“ICT has been government’s primary strategy and tool to enhance the country’s competitiveness in the global economic arena and generate much-needed jobs and livelihood opportunities for the nation,” shares CICT Chairman and Secretary Ray Anthony Roxas-Chua III, who also chairs the Foundation Board.

During the day, free computer use and Internet access will be provided to the general public in CICT computer laboratories and offices and in various telecentres nationwide as well as in public high schools that are beneficiaries of CICT's iSchools Program and in different branches of the country's leading Internet café, Netopia.

The Get Online Philippines campaign, which takes inspiration from the Get Online Day launched by Telecentre Europe in March this year, is part of the country's celebration of National ICT Month this June.

Various activities have been lined up for the month-long celebration to include free Internet services, ICT literacy tutorial and learning sessions, telecentre open houses and ICT forums to encourage people and communities to get online and to discuss issues of interest to the industry stakeholders.

Views: 69

Add a Comment

You need to be a member of Unite IT: The e-Inclusion Network in Europe to add comments!

Join Unite IT: The e-Inclusion Network in Europe

Comment by Innocent Dlamini on July 5, 2010 at 12:13
Hi Cuchie

I was in the Philippines two weeks ago, I managed to meet the Director. Thank you very much for linking me with her.

I was able to see some of the work there. It is a fabulous job that you are doing that side. The "Get Online Philippines" was inspiring. Thanks and keep the momentum going.
Comment by Laurentiu Bunescu on June 22, 2010 at 15:47
Great to see this rolling, Cuchie. Maybe next year we can try to go global with this campaign. Let us know how it went!

© 2021   Created by Unite-IT Manager.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Terms of Service