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ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme Highlights

Jun 28, 2019 | Events

Honey Gulane
Intern

In partnership with ASEAN Foundation, Microsoft, and Empire Code Singapore, Limitless Lab spearheaded the local implementation of the ASEAN Digital Innovation Programme – Train the Trainers Workshop last June 13 and 14, 2019 at VentureSpacePH, Mandaluyong, Metro Manila.

The event highlighted the future-ready ASEAN platform which includes gender-responsive tech training on digital programming languages such as HTML, CSS, and Javascript. The goal of the workshop was to train 40 participants on coding and gender-responsive tech training.

Selected from more than 280 applicants, the trainer participants are expected to teach and re-echo their learnings to at least 100 marginalized youth in their own communities.

It was encouraging to see participants from all over Manila come in together to create and develop future-ready ASEAN youths. Some even travelled from far away. Each one of our future trainers has a strong passion for teaching the youth and equipping them with future-ready skills.

“I thought this would be a good step, to discover a lot more from the STEM industry and to also look at us in the Philippine scenario, kung paano natin natin maiimprove ang STEM industry” said by one of the participants, Veronica Sison.

“I already have in mind so many marginalized children who are not aware of the positive things they might learn from this workshop, but as we will try to push them, or at least disseminate the information, I think we will create a new generation, of STEM literate children.” she continued.

“I already have in mind so many marginalized children who are not aware of the positive things they might learn from this workshop, but as we will try to push them, or at least disseminate the information, I think we will create a new generation, of STEM literate children.”

Veronica Sison

After the implementation of the programme, the youth who will be trained under this project will have a chance to be part of the regional blog-making competition. Ten ASEAN countries will be participating in the said event by the end of the year.

At present, the Filipino youth can be considered as behind other ASEAN countries in terms of digital skills. Despite the systematic struggles and poverty that we are facing in this society, I believe there is still hope as long as we are putting the youth as our priority. The simple act of teaching them paves the way of their interests and dreams. Through this project, one day we might see young Filipinos leading the digital field not only in the Philippines, but in Southeast Asia!

 

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