Dell strengthens support for youth learning in the country


L-R: Dell Philippines President Richard Teo; HR Director Donna Grande; Childhope Asia kids; and Country Manager Chris Papa.

Dell proclaims further support in the advocacy of Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc. (CHAP) to help bridge the learning gap among underserved children in Metro Manila.

CHAP will receive additional funding from Dell’s Powering the Possible grant that will facilitate its aim to empower misplaced youth through education and computer literacy. To assist in its outreach and protection/education program, the charity is aided by mobile education vans with street educators that are deployed to 18 locations daily where street children are commonly found.

The core of this partnership is to provide the underserved youth and educators with access to technology and serve as a catalyst for lifelong learning and career readiness. Dell technology is used to equip the mobile education vans with laptops and the required education software to accomplish the work of accredited programs administered by CHAP, benefiting an estimated 500 children.

Dell’s support has also enabled CHAP to establish a computer lab providing digital learning and basic computer literacy classes to 120 selected street children brought to the charity’s premises. The lab also provides the educators and mentors with IT facilities to record and track the progress of the street children under the program.

The additional grant will help CHAP sustain its efforts and continue to monitor the welfare of the children and the impact of the program to their development.

“The Childhope Board of Directors, staff, and the street children we assist are truly and deeply grateful for the deep commitment and substantial financial support of Dell to street children’s education, which will have a life-long impact on their development and well-being as well as contribution to society as a whole,” said Teresita L. Silva, president and executive director, Childhope Asia Philippines, Inc.