Acer Donates 42 Units in Support to Manila Mayor Isko Moreno's Digital Literacy Project

In a developing country like the Philippines, how important is digital literacy? Is it enough that the citizens can read and write the native language and the basic English?
Digital literacy is an individual's ability to find, evaluate, and compose clear information through writing and other mediums on various digital platforms. It is evaluated by an individual's grammar, composition, typing skills and ability to produce writings, images, audio and designs using technology. Digital literacy does not replace traditional forms of literacy, instead, building upon the skills that form the foundation of traditional forms of literacy.

Computer literacy is part of digital literacy

Digital literacy is one component of being a digital citizen - a person who is responsible for how they utilize technology to interact with the world around them. It allows people to interact and communicate with family and friends on a regular basis due to the "busy constraints" of today's world. Not only do white-collar jobs require digital literacy in the use of media to present, record and analyze data, but so do blue-collar jobs who are looking for a way to increase productivity and analyze market trends, along with increased job safety.

Digital literacy is, therefore, an important aspect in the life of every Filipino nowadays.

The City Government of Manila, headed by Mayor Isko Moreno, believes in the importance of digital literacy and the power it can give to the people which is why they introduced the Digital Literacy For All Project, which gives every person the opportunity to learn the digital skills that will be relevant in their workplace and daily life. 

5 Acer Units donated to Manila - Sacramento Friendship Library in Paco - the library which was established in 1965 as a symbol of friendship between Manila Mayor Arsenio Lacson and the mayor of Sacramento, California

Acer, the leading ICT company, now headquartered in Manila; strongly supports the initiative and recently, they signed a Memorandum of Agreement with the City of Manila for the donation of 42 desktop computers to Manila's ten newly renovated public libraries. These public libraries were provided with spaces for Manileños to do group discussions, meetings, and other collaborative engagements.


"It is an honor for Acer to partner with the City of

Manila in promoting access to quality education.

We are proud of Mayor Isko Moreno's efforts to

make digital education more accessible to

Manileños and provide opportunities for growth and

development through this partnership," said Acer

Philippines Inc. Managing Director, Mr. Manuel

Wong.

Photo : Acer Managing Director Manuel Wong, delivering his speech during the turn-over ceremony





Under the agreement, 42 Acer desktop units will be distributed to 11 Manila City public
libraries. These libraries include :

  • Manila-Sacramento Friendship Library (5 computers),
  • San Nicolas Public Library (4 computers), 
  • Tondo Public Library (4 computers), 
  • Valeriano E. Fugoso Library (4 computers), 
  • Main library Ref. Division (8 computers), 
  • Kapitan Isidro Mendoza Public Library (2 computers),
  • Dapitan Complex Library (2 computers),
  • Arsenio H. Lacson Public Library (3 computers),
  • Bacood Public Library (4 computers),
  • Patricia Public Library (2 computers) and Manila-San Francisco Friendship Library (4 computers)
Turn-over ceremony with Manila Mayor Isko Moreno and Acer Philippines Inc. Managing Director Ms. Manuel Wong

During the turn-over ceremony which was held at the Manila - Sacramento Friendship Library in Paco, Mayor Isko Moreno said that he is fulfilling his promise of bringing Makati to Manila. He also asked every Manilenyo to join hands in making Manila a better city, because he can't do it alone. He thanked Acer for the unwavering support in his endeavors especially in the field of education and literacy in this digital era.

Visit Acer's Official Social Media Pages for more details: Facebook- @AcerPH, Instagram-@acerph, Twitter @acerphils, wwww.acer.com.

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