Your gift will give 200 young women in the Philippines access to online learning. Due to the Coronavirus outbreak, our local partner hospitality schools need to deliver their classes online. However, most of their students have very limited or no access to the internet and the necessary technology to access classes. With your help, the young women who study hospitality at their schools will receive a tablet and an internet connection so they can keep learning through the outbreak.
As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak in the Philippines, our local partner FPTI will have to move classes online for the school year beginning in August 2020. Many young women attending one of their five hospitality schools come from less-privileged families living in rural areas. Most are living with poor or no internet connexion and many do not have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer. As a result, many will fall behind on their education if they cannot access their classes online.
Having access to tablets and internet connection will not only allow FPTI students to stay connected and learning during the Coronavirus outbreak, but will also help them become IT literate. Students will use tablets to do homework, keep in touch with other students and teachers, and to become confident and fluent in technology.
Giving access to technology is key to empowering women. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for all women to be IT literate. By helping give these young women access to technology, we will open up new opportunities for them in the future. Using IT has become key in most sectors - from the simple use of social media to report writing and research. This equipment will help FPTI hospitality schools innovate and give the young women they educate better opportunities in the future.