Manila Bulletin Spotlights Go Digital ASEAN
October 30, 2020 — Manila Bulletin highlights Go Digital ASEAN in a featured article by Google Philippines Country Director Bernadette Nacario on the nation’s new wave of internet users. The 10-country digital literacy initiative will train up to 200,000 people in marginalized communities across the region, 60 percent of them women.
The Asia Foundation’s Go Digital ASEAN program is a step in the right direction. Backed by funding from Google.org, and with the support of Southeast Asian governments, the Foundation is supporting local nonprofits to teach digital literacy within traditionally underserved communities or groups, with a goal of reaching 200,000 people — half of them women. Here in the Philippines, the program is working with local implementing partners, Pailig Development Foundation and Clevergrit Web Services, to train 25,000 small business owners.
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