|ASUS ADOC Mobile E-learning Center Welcomes New Graduates|
Last month, a group of students has celebrated their graduation from the ASUS APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Mobile E-learning Center in Urdaneta, Pangasinan. The event has graced by Urdaneta City Mayor Amadeo Perez and Manila Economic & Cultural Office Chairman Amadeo Perez Jr.
Guests of Honor include Chairman Billy Huang of the Fil-Chi Love and Care Foundation, Dr. Gary Song-Huann Lin of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in the Philippines and ASUS Technology Philippines Country Manager George Su.
In his speech, Dr. Song-Huann Lin stressed the importance of being skilled in Information and Communication Technology in this digital age. He added that Taiwan is benefitting from its rich ICT industry and this is the reason why they are partnering with a number of Philippine NGOs to provide courses in ICT literacy.
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On the other hand, ASUS Country Manager George Su highlighted that over 11,000 under-educated youth have improved their computer literacy through their ADOC E-learning Center and thus have increased their chances of getting employed. He added that these fuels the company to lessen the ICT illiteracy rate by working with more NGOs in the urban and rural areas.
Donated by the ASUS Foundation to the Philippines in 2010, the ASUS ADOC Mobile E-Learning Center is a converted 40-foot container trailer that is operated by the Fil-Chi Love and Care Foundation. It has made its rounds in Luzon and in the Visayas to train under-privileged youths on ICT. The mobile learning center has 20 ASUS Desktop PCs and two lecturers that facilitate the courses. In total, there are five ASUS ADOC E-Learning Centers around the country.
Aside from the mobile learning centers, ASUS has also sponsored the ADOC International Volunteers Program since 2010. This program has brought several ASUS staff and Taiwanese college students to the Philippines to lend their knowledge with the E-Learning Mobile Center lecturers.