Youth geared up with future-ready tech skills

Published August 12, 2022, 7:31 PM

by Len Amadora

The youth sector comprises one-third of the Philippine population and according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the country has one of the youngest populations in Southeast Asia. Today, as we celebrate International Youth Day 2022, Lenovo is partnering with youth organizations across Asia Pacific to provide future-ready tech skills and access to technology to underrepresented youth. Beneficiary partners include TNS India Foundation (TNSIF), Code Like A Girl in Australia and New Zealand, Waffle in Japan, and Solve Education! in markets across ASEAN, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, and Singapore, as well as in Hong Kong SAR of China.

“While education is fundamentally a human right, many Filipino children are deprived of the opportunity to learn and grow. Lenovo Foundation has partnered with Solve Education! in the hopes of opening up more opportunities for the youth, especially the underprivileged,” said Michael Ngan, President and General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.

Solve Education! is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people worldwide receive a quality education. Solve Education! develops applications combining curriculum with gameplay. Its proprietary city-building game, Dawn of Civilization, includes a series of tasks participants must complete within each chapter to earn reward points. These platforms deliver English language, Numeracy, and essential life skill lessons, catered towards equipping students with the requisite elementary skillsets.

Lenovo is committed to impacting 15 million lives globally through philanthropic programs and partnerships. With the new Lenovo TransforME grant program, Lenovo is also focusing on transforming 1 million lives by 2025 through skilling. Through long-standing partnerships with organizations across Asia Pacific, Lenovo is increasing access and cultivating greater interest in STEM education among youth, especially in underserved populations.