At Intel we believe that we and others have an important window of opportunity—a chance to unlock an untapped resource of millions of talented and capable contributors to transform local communities and add to the world’s economic growth.
Intel Philippines believes in empowering marginalized sectors such as rural women and children, the urban poor and persons with disabilities by facilitating access to teaching and learning opportunities. By enabling these sectors to maximize their skills and potentials, they become productive members of their community who pay it forward by empowering others. This creates a ripple effect that transforms their entire community.
In particular, we prioritize the participation of women and girls in Education Transformation programs. We believe it is vital to invest in technology and education for women in order to optimize the potential to multiply social and economic benefits for all, and thus drive global transformation.
ADDRESSING THE ISSUE
For over 40 years Intel has created tools and technology for innovation and over the past decade has invested more than $1 billion to improve education globally. But with all of the progress that has been made, the gap for girls and women remains. If we truly want to ‘connect and enrich the lives of every person on earth’, and achieve our vision of empowering all people through technology, we must focus and address the gaps.
In the Philippines, Intel actively supports Tech Age Girls (TAG) Philippines, a program that encourages and develops the skills of promising young female leaders by providing them with specialized information technology (IT) training and opportunities to engage in critical public discussion. The program is implemented by the Philippine Community eCenter Network, Inc. (www.philcecnet.ph), in partnership with the DOST-Information and Communications Technology Office, Intel Philippines, Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company (PLDT), and Smart Communications, Inc.
Intel Philippines also supports the Philippine Digital Literacy for Women Campaign, a national digital inclusion program, focusing particularly in providing digital literacy opportunities for women. The program taps Community eCenters nationwide as an avenue for training to ensure its implementation from the national to the local levels, especially in rural municipalities where the absence of communication facilities makes digital literacy opportunities rare.
The campaign was spearheaded by the then Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), now the Information and Communication Technology Office (ICTO), through the Philippine Community eCenter Program. Along with Intel Philippines, the implementation of the nationwide campaign is supported by the Philippine CeC Network (PhilCeCNet) and telecentre.org Foundation.
THE GENDER DIVIDE
Globally, 66 million girls who should be in school – are not.1
The Internet Gender Divide is nearly 25% in developing nations.2
2/3 of the world’s 796 million illiterate adults are women.3
Intel technology–based programs in education and digital literacy are empowering girls and women around the world.
Intel partners with organizations around the globe to expand our efforts for girls and women.
Intel's report on bridging the Internet gap and creating new global opportunities in low and middle-income countries
Transforming education with technology, expertise, products and solutions.
Interviewing women about the benefits of accessing the Internet to become informed, connected, and educated.
Intel is the founding Strategic Action Partner with 10x10, a campaign to reach global audiences and inspire people to take action for girls.
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