The Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) launched its first Tech4Ed center in the municipality of Agoncillo in Batangas.
Committed to its goal of ending the digital divide, DICT Batangas Provincial Office partnered with Agoncillo Municipal Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) Federation to mount the said initiative.
“The center launching marked another milestone in bringing ICT services to every Filipino,” said DICT on Friday, Nov. 18.
Tech4Ed means “technology empowerment for education, employment, entrepreneurship, and economic development.” Called as the “digital inclusion” initiative of the DICT, the project aims to deliver communications technology-enabled services to Filipinos.
Through this scheme, community e-centers were established in areas with “minimal to no access” to information, government services, communication, technology, non-formal education, skills, training, telehealth, job markets, as well as business portals.
Target beneficiaries for this project include out of school youth and adults, educators, students, PWDs, senior citizens, Overseas Filipino Workers, entrepreneurs, indigenous people, farmers and fisherfolk, and persons deprived of liberty.
Along with the establishment of Tech4Ed center, DICT likewise provided an “equipment package” to Agoncillo Municipal SK Federation.