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UPOU partners again with PLDT’s InfoTeach Outreach Program

UPOU signed agreement with PLDT, INTEL Philippines, and PhilCeCNet to implement a digital literacy program in the country.




UP Open University signed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) with the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Co. (PLDT), INTEL Philippines, and Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet) for the Implementation of PLDT’s InfoTeach Outreach Program on 22 October 2012 at the PLDT building.

This partnership is a new chapter in the PLDT’s InfoTeach Outreach Program that has been implemented for several years now.  It is a convergence of advocacies – with PLDT, Intel, PhilCeCNet, DepEd, and UPOU joining hands to reach more schools, teachers, and students for a digitally literate Philippines.  The Program will cover more municipalities in Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao.

According to Chancellor Grace Javier Alfonso, “the outreach program will reach more areas and more skills; will provide a ladderized program towards increasing the levels of digital literacy and applications and as a result will provide more and better opportunities to both the teachers and students who will participate in the program.”

She further announced that the teachers who will participate in the outreach program will be the first among the enrolees of UPOU non-formal courses on IT which include Web Design and Development; Basic Course on Database Development for Education, among others.

In line with UPOU’s vision, Chancellor Alfonso expressed optimism that UPOU’s involvement in the PLDT InfoTeach Outreach Program will touch every Filipino family and would further increase the radius of influence of a digitally empowered Philippines.

Present during the MOA signing were Ramon Isberto, Public Affairs Head of PLDT, Evelyn Mamauag-del Rosario, Head of PLDT Community Relations Division, Dr. Angelo Ramos, Chair of PhilCeCNet, Tess Camba of Telecentre.org Foundation, and Dr. Melinda dP. Bandalaria, Dean of UPOU Faculty of Information and Communication Studies and Chair of Capability Building Committee, PhilCeCNet. (Eleanor Payawal-Manipol)





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