On June 27, the Philippines commenced its Lead Training of Trainers at the CICT-NCC Building in Diliman, Quezon City. Thetraining workshop, which is organized by the Philippine Commission on Information and Communication Technology (CICT) together with the Philippine Community eCenter Network (PhilCeCNet) and supported by Intel®, is the first ever training of trainers to be conducted under the Telecentre Women: Digital Literacy Campaign, a joint program by the ITU and Telecentre.org Foundation.
The 5-day training covered topics such as “Resource Mobilization and Marketing Strategy for Digital Literacy,” “Use of Online Collaboration Tools,” and the complete modules of the Intel® Easy Steps program. Tess Camba, Acting Executive Director of Telecentre.org Foundation, who was present at the launch of the training, gave an overview of the Telecentre Women’s Campaign and cited the partnership with Intel® as an important component, saying “The Philippines is one of the three countries where the Intel® Easy Steps program will be piloted as part of our partnership with Intel for the campaign. Later this year, Brazil and Kenya will also receive training as pilot sites for the Intel® Easy Steps program.”
During the workshop, Monalisa Sasing, Intel® Easy Steps Trainer, described Intel® Easy Steps, as a digital literacy program especially designed for adult learners. “Intel® Easy Steps promotes the independent learner approach,” reported Ms. Sasing.
Twenty-seven Community eCenter (CeC) men and women managers and regional IT coordinators all over the country were selected to participate in the training.