Mobile digital center to be deployed in Bulacan

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[/caption] The Apec Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC), which is housed in a 40-foot cargo container equipped with desktop PCs, will be deployed in the province of Bulacan. The transportable computer lab was launched in partnership with the Fil-Chi Love and Care Foundation, which was established this year, to help maintain the facility. The digital training center is actually part of the long-running ADOC initiative, a Taiwanese government-financed non-profit organization. In fact, ADOC set up its first e-learning facility at the National Computer Center building in 2005. ADOC was advocated by Taiwan during the 11th APEC Economic Leaders? meeting in Bangkok in 2003. However, the group was only formally established in 2004. To date, seven APEC economies are actively participating in the project. These are Chile, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Peru, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam. So far, 15 ADOC centers had been put up and at least 80, local folks have received various ICT trainings, the ICTO said. [cincopa AIBAX7KY3SKF] At the unveiling ceremonies held at the NCC grounds in Quezon City, DOST secretary Mario Montejo and officials from Bulacan took turns in explaining the benefit that the facility would bring to women, children, entrepreneurs, people with special needs, and disadvantaged groups in the province. Its proponents said the mobile digital center will prioritize rural areas with few teachers, high level of illiteracy, and poor infrastructure. ]]>

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