MANILA, Philippines, Dell today announced an additional Giving grant to ChildHope Asia Philippines, Inc. (CHAP) and Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. (CJFI) under theDell Powering the Possible Youth Learning program.Dell donated more than 10 million pesos to these organizations to help them expand their computer literacy project outreach to more than 5,000 undeserved youth across the nation.
“Children are our future, and access to technology and education is critical to ensure their success in a connected world,” said Richard Teo, president, Dell Philippines. “We look forward to continuing to partner with ChildHope Asia and Children’s Joy to bring cheer to their lives and those of the wider community.”
CHAP, a leading advocate for street children, helps poverty-stricken children become more responsible by providing educational opportunitiesoutside a traditional school setting.The Dell Youth Learning grant is the third grant awarded to CHAP.The organization will use the funds to continue its Mobile Education Van program to reach and assist 500 street children and out-of-school youth in Metro Manila. CHAP will also extend its program to include the second phase of Financial Education, which is a Vocational/Technical Service Skills Training and Alternative Learning System (ALS) for Basic Education to select street children.
“We are grateful for Dell’s continued support in our efforts to advocate and defend the rights of street children that can help protect them from the vulnerabilities of life on the street. Through this continued program, we aim to educate and ensure these marginalized children can acquire the education and skills to prepare them as future productive members of the community,” said Teresita L. Silva, president and executive director of ChildHope Asia Philippines, Inc.
Children’s Joy Foundation has been a recipient of Dell grant and technology solutions for almost a decade and this organization plans to expand its program scopeto reach more youth and children across the country. From two facilities equipped with computer e-labs in Quezon City and Davao City last year, CJFI is adding five more facilities in Pampanga, Cavite, Laguna, Cebu, and General Santos City.
CJFI will furtherits reach by rebuilding four day care centers in Tacloban Citythat were severely hit by super typhoon Haiyan. Thus, allowing the kids to receive not only care, but also education and an introduction to computer technology.
“We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to Dell for their unwavering support and commitment to ourefforts to reach more underprivileged youthacross the country. The continued program aims to empower children through education and computer literacy to help them develop their skills and familiarize them to basic computer education,” said Rosemarie N. Dimagnaong, executive director, Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc.
This year alone, Dell Philippine team members have volunteered more than 2,100 hours, mainly with CHAP and CJFI,to supportingtechnology education and other life skills.
“I am very proud for our team members’ commitment to Powering the Possible. Their contribution has enabled a significant number of Filipino youths to have access to knowledge through technology. We hope this knowledge can become their catalyst for lifelong learning and future career readiness,” closed Richard.
About Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc.
The Children’s Joy Foundation, Inc. is a non-stock, nonprofit organization to help the abandoned, neglected and surrendered children in some urban areas. It was registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission on June 15, 1998. It provides temporary care for children and youth needing rehabilitative and developmental services.The foundation seeks to assist the neglected, abandoned and surrendered children and youth in achieving their dreams through better education, physical and spiritual nourishment. Visit www.childrensjoyfoundation.org to learn more about the organization.
About ChildHope Asia Philippines, Inc.
Since 1989, ChildHope Asia Philippines has been at the forefront of advocating the cause of street children in the Philippines and in Asia. It reaches out to about 1,200 street children every year and works to uplift street children from the hazards of working and living on the streets and aims to realize a better future for them by providing learning opportunities outside the confines of a formal school set-up. Visit www.childhope.hope.org.ph to learn more about the organization.
Dell Inc. listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services that give them the power to do more. Dell is committed to Powering the Possible by putting technology and expertise to work, where it can do the most good for people and the planet, making possible today what was impossible yesterday.For more information, visit www.dell.com/corporateresponsibility