DOLE launches “Kabataan ITO” in 3 WV provinces

October 21, 2009 10:19 pm 

ILOILO CITY, Oct 22 – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has launched Wednesday the “Kabataan ITO” project in Antique, Aklan and Negros Occidental.

“Kabataan ITO” or Information Technology Opportunities seeks to establish a mentor-mentee relationship, wherein a youth knowledgeable in I.T. or computer programs can tutor a fellow youth, adult or any sector interested to avail of his/her services.

“The project will tap students or out of school youth who will serve as volunteer mentors, and will be given a stipend for their work,” DOLE Administration Department Officer in Charge Melissa Navarra said.

DOLE will give the mentor P25 per hour of tutorial session.

In the whole region, the agency has allotted P1-million for the project.

An initial 15 mentors in Antique were identified to extend tutorials to sectors interested in basic and practical computer operations, and to supervise on-line access to government programs and services.

Navarra said they are targeting 35 computer literate youth each in Antique, Aklan and Capiz, 45 each in Iloilo and Negros Occidental, and 15 in Guimaras for the program.

The latter three provinces have yet to launch the project since they are currently implementing other activities.

DOLE has partnered with Antique’s Advance Central College for the implementation of the project. (PNA)



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