|Their Smiles Say it All|
Students of the Ulip National High School in Monkayo, Compostela Valley, excitedly help unload computers and peripherals for the upgrade of their school’s multimedia center. They can now learn the fundamentals of information technology, conduct research for their schoolwork, and expand their general knowledge using the limitless resources of the internet, through the computers and wireless broadband access provided by the Computer Literacy and Internet Connection (CLIC) project of USAID’s Growth with Equity in Mindanao (GEM) Program. The GEM Program, in partnership with the Parent-Teachers Associations of individual high schools, has provided CLIC assistance to more than 920 schools in the Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao and other conflict-affected areas of Mindanao. More than a million students have benefited from the use of CLIC resources since the inception of the program.
Published in Business World, July 20, 2011