CEBU CITY – After the successful relaunch in Metro Manila, the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation (ASSIST) brings its flagship digital empowerment movement, DigiBayanihan, to Visayas and will hold a regional launch on November 30, Monday, at the Theodore Buttenbruch Hall, University of San Carlos (Main Campus) in the city.
Supported by Google.org and multi-stakeholder partnerships, DigiBayanihan aims to provide digital literacy, digitally-enabled literacy and digital citizenship to Filipinos, with special focus on Visayas and Mindanao.
“Digital skills are no longer optional but have become integral in addressing employment issues,” explains Sreeni Narayanan, ASSIST Managing Director.
A World Bank report notes that by 2020, 95% of all jobs will require digital literacy.
“That is why DigiBayanihan’s goal is to democratize education and improve employability,” he adds.