ADOC Newsletter May 30, 2012

ADOC Newsletter May 30, 2012

APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open a new ADOC Centers in cooperation with World Vision Peru on May 28th, 2012. This ADOC Center sponsored by ASUS Foundation aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) for women and children, and local community that have encountered difficulty in gaining access to computers and are eager to gain knowledge of computer. This new ADOC center seeks to empower them to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.

ADOC opened its first large Digital Opportunity Training Center and project office in Peru in 2005 with the generous support of its local partner, PROMPERU. ADOC has opened 13 centers in Peru until 2011. Thus far, around 70,000 Peruvians have received training at the ADOC centers in Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Lambayeque and Huancayo. These centers are the fruits of cooperative effort between Peru’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat in Chinese Taipei.

ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. It aims to assist in transforming digital divides into digital opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first phase of the ADOC project was launched in August 2004 and the second phase ADOC project was proposed during the 2007 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and launched in 2009 by Chinese Taipei.

The training provided by ADOC includes not only ICT basic skills but also e-commerce and e-trading practices in order to empower the trainees with the ability to generate income and to improve quality of life. In collaboration with APEC PMEs, 89 ADOC centers have been established, and around 270,000 people have received training from August 2004 to December 2011.

ADOC Success Stories: Providing eCommerce Skills to Entrepreneurs

My name is Jose Tapia Escobedo, and I’m a small business entrepreneur who lives in the municipality of Peñalolén, Santiago de Chile. My background is in metallurgical engineering, so during the last 10 years I have manufactured rubber parts and hardware. My small workshop was not doing so well, and every-day sales were decreasing while the costs of almost all materials were increasing.

I heard that the government of Peñalolén offered training programs specially designed to teach micro/small artisans and entrepreneurs computer-based entrepreneurial skills. I visited the governmental office of the municipality of Peñalolén and they referred me to the APEC Digital Opportunity Center. At their training program I learnt to use computers and the internet, to open an email account, and I even received some accounting and business management training. I also learnt about the advantages of doing e-commerce, and how to use a site called “Chilecompra”. This site enables us to offer our products within Chile and abroad through the internet. In another course, they taught me how to make business plans and helped me to apply to “Sercotec”, a governmental seed capital program that grants startup capital for promising business plans.

During the month of June I received a letter from Sercotec informing me that I was one of 104 people whose business plan would receive seed capital, plus free professional consultation to help re-organize my business. This was such good news for me and my family. I invested the money in two new machines to help expand my workshop’s production.

Many years ago, I decided to believe in this project. With its help, and some effort and perseverance, I was able to progress. Without the support I received from the municipality of Peñalolén and the ADOC project, the road to success would have been uncertain. I hope that the ADOC Secretariat will continue to support initiatives that benefit micro and small business entrepreneurs in our community.

ADOC Newsletter May 29, 2012

ADOC Newsletter May 29, 2012

ADOC first Latin America Mobile Center Open in Central Station

APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open a new ADOC center in cooperation with Central Station Municipal on May 22nd, 2012. This ADOC Center is the first Mobile Center we have in Latin America and it aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) for the community in Central Station. ADOC center seeks to empower people to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.

Chile joined the ADOC project in 2006, and since then 6 ADOC centers have been established. Thus far, around 15,000 Chileans have received training at the ADOC centers in Puente Alto, Temuco, Valparaíso and Peñalolén. These centers are the fruits of cooperative effort between Chile’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat Office in Chinese Taipei. The new ADOC center in Central Station open today aims to provide the ICT related training to the community here.

ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. It aims to assist in transforming digital divides into digital opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first phase of the ADOC project was launched in August 2004 and the second phase ADOC project was proposed during the 2007 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and launched in 2009 by Chinese Taipei.

The training provided by ADOC centers includes not only ICT basic skills but also e-commerce and e-trading practices in order to empower the trainees with the ability to generate income and to improve quality of life. In collaboration with APEC PMEs, 89 ADOC centers have been established, and around 270,000 people have received training from August 2004 to December 2011.

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ADOC successful story

ADOC Success Stories: Helping Abused Women to Rebuild Their Lives

Hoa is a young girl born in a poor village in the mountainous district of Thanh Hoa, Vietnam. In order to bring some extra money to their families, young men and women at this village search for jobs at farms across the border. With this idea in mind, Hoa left her village early one morning in 2007. But at her young and innocent age, despite her noble intentions, her adventure turned sour, and like so many others girls she was deceived and sold as a prostitute.

After a period of intense family care and long hours of counseling at the Center for Women and Development, Hoa slowly started to rebuild her ability to interact and regain trust in other people. At the center, she also learnt about the AEPC Digital Opportunity Center and the training programs they offered. Hoa’s determination knew no boundaries, and despite this shameful setback, she never forgot her goal of helping her parents. In her eyes, the ADOC 2.0 project could help her achieve this goal, so without a second thought, she joined the computer training program.

During four long months, Hoa studied and trained at the AEPC Digital Opportunity Center. She learnt how a computer works, the basics of the operating system, and how to use the internet together with the most popular applications. She then learnt to draft documents on a word processor, and how to work with spreadsheets. Seeing that she was a hard worker, the center issued a job recommendation for her upon completion of the course.

Thanks to her new skills, strong determination and the support provided by the Center for Women’s Development and AEPC Digital Opportunity Center, Hoa soon landed a staff position at a company where she was hired for her newly acquired skills. The road to a better life may have cost Hoa her innocence, but her determination finally paid off. With her salary, Hoa is now able to live a comfortable life, but most importantly, she is also able to send some money to help her family back in her village.


ADOC Newsletter 5/28

ADOC Newsletter May, 28, 2012

Dear ADOC members :

Thanks you for participating in the Photo Contest and had fun with us !
The ADOC Photo Contest voting period is now ended!
We will announce the result of this contest on 6/7, please pay close attention to the website !
Also,  DO LIKE our Facebook page http://www.facebook.com/adoc2.0 so that you could keep up with the latest information.

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ADOC Success Stories: Providing Self-Confidence to an Army Veteran

 

My name is Dang Dam Tuan, and I am a veteran soldier who served in the Vietnam People’s Army. I devoted my youth to the people of Vietnam and to my country. My unit was stationed away from home, so I could spend very little time with my family. To make up for it, since being discharged, I now spend most of my time caring for my family. I have 2 beautiful grandchildren, one in 9th grade and the other in 5th grade. They are both well mannered and are doing well in school, and for this I am grateful.
Some months ago, my wife bought a computer to help our grandchildren learn. Being children, it wasn’t long before they managed to crash it. My wife then came to me and asked me to fix it. At that point I realized that I knew nothing about computers. In this era of information technology, computers and the internet have become extremely necessary in all aspects of life, and even children are taught about ICT at an early age, but sadly I was out of the loop.
Full of frustration, I asked friends and relatives if they knew where I could learn computer skills. Luckily, I didn’t have to search too long. One relative told me to go to the APEC Digital Opportunity Center, so I paid a visit. I was impressed with their clean facilities, modern computers and internet access. I enrolled in their computer training program that same day. The teachers were so enthusiastic and reassured
me that I would soon know all about computers.
After only three months of study at the APEC Digital Opportunity Center, I learnt the basics about computers, such as how to install and configure the operating system and application programs, how to use MS Office, but most importantly, I learnt to use the internet to assist my grandchildren in doing homework. Thanks to the ADOC 2.0 project, I have confidence in fixing our home computer whenever our children break it or there are any errors. I no longer fear this new technology and have found a way to bond with my grandchildren, compensating for
all those years I was away from them. ADOC 2.0 has helped improve my parenting

 

 

ADOC first Latin America Mobile Center Open in Central Station

ADOC Secretariat Office, Chinese Taipei

May 22nd, 2012

APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open a new ADOC center in cooperation with Central Station Municipal on May 22nd, 2012. This ADOC Center is the first Mobile Center we have in Latin America and it aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) for the community in Central Station. ADOC center seeks to empower people to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.

 

Chile joined the ADOC project in 2006, and since then 6 ADOC centers have been established. Thus far, around 15,000 Chileans have received training at the ADOC centers in Puente Alto, Temuco, Valparaíso and Peñalolén. These centers are the fruits of cooperative effort between Chile’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat Office in Chinese Taipei. The new ADOC center in Central Station open today aims to provide the ICT related training to the community here.

 

ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. It aims to assist in transforming digital divides into digital opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first phase of the ADOC project was launched in August 2004 and the second phase ADOC project was proposed during the 2007 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and launched in 2009 by Chinese Taipei.

 

The training provided by ADOC centers includes not only ICT basic skills but also e-commerce and e-trading practices in order to empower the trainees with the ability to generate income and to improve quality of life. In collaboration with APEC PMEs, 89 ADOC centers have been established, and around 270,000 people have received training from August 2004 to December 2011.

 

For additional information, please contact with local ADOC Country Coordinator.

 

ADOC Secretariat, Chinese Taipei Maxim C. C. Lu maximlu@iii.org.tw +886(2)66318518 

 

Mexico Coordinator Mr. Julián Nevárez Montes jnevarez@apecdoc.org +52(1)6444577119
Chile Coordinator Mr. Renzo Sanguinetti Mariselli Renzoul98@hotmail.com +56(9)84119067
Peru Coordinator Ms. Cynthia Fiorentini cfiorentini@apecdoc.org +51(9)95256590


Cooperate with World Vision Peru, ADOC opened a new center in Chanquil

ADOC Secretariat Office, Chinese Taipei

May 28th, 2012

APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open a new ADOC Centers in cooperation with World Vision Peru on May 28th, 2012. This ADOC Center sponsored by ASUS Foundation aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) for women and children, and local community that have encountered difficulty in gaining access to computers and are eager to gain knowledge of computer. This new ADOC center seeks to empower them to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.

 

ADOC opened its first large Digital Opportunity Training Center and project office in Peru in 2005 with the generous support of its local partner, PROMPERU. ADOC has opened 13 centers in Peru until 2011. Thus far, around 70,000 Peruvians have received training at the ADOC centers in Lima, Arequipa, Chiclayo, Lambayeque and Huancayo. These centers are the fruits of cooperative effort between Peru’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat in Chinese Taipei.

 

ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. It aims to assist in transforming digital divides into digital opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first phase of the ADOC project was launched in August 2004 and the second phase ADOC project was proposed during the 2007 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and launched in 2009 by Chinese Taipei.

 

The training provided by ADOC includes not only ICT basic skills but also e-commerce and e-trading practices in order to empower the trainees with the ability to generate income and to improve quality of life. In collaboration with APEC PMEs, 89 ADOC centers have been established, and around 270,000 people have received training from August 2004 to December 2011.

 

For additional information, please contact with local ADOC Country Coordinator.

 

ADOC Secretariat, Chinese Taipei Maxim C. C. Lu maximlu@iii.org.tw +886(2)66318518 

 

Mexico Coordinator Mr. Julián Nevárez Montes jnevarez@apecdoc.org +52(1)6444577119
Chile Coordinator Mr. Renzo Sanguinetti Mariselli Renzoul98@hotmail.com +56(9)84119067
Peru Coordinator Ms. Cynthia Fiorentini cfiorentini@apecdoc.org +51(9)95256590

 

 

 

ADOC Center Opened in Calimaya, Increasing Opportunity for all

ADOC Secretariat Office, Chinese Taipei

May 31st, 2012

APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Secretariat is proud to open a new ADOC Center in cooperation with Municipal of Calimaya on May 31st, 2012. This ADOC Center aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) for women and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that have encountered difficulty in gaining access to computers and are eager to gain knowledge of computer and e-Commerce. ADOC center seeks to empower them to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.

 

Mexico joined the ADOC project in 2009, and since then 5 ADOC centers have been established. Thus far, around 7,000 Mexicans have received training at the ADOC centers in Obregon, Navojoa, Guanajuato, Juarez and Temoaya. These centers are the fruits of cooperative effort between Mexico’s public and private sectors and the ADOC Secretariat in Chinese Taipei. The new ADOC center in Calimaya opened today will aim to provide the ICT related training for the local community.

 

ADOC project is a self-funded multi-year Economic and Technical Cooperation (ECOTECH) initiative that Chinese Taipei first raised in the 2003 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting. It aims to assist in transforming digital divides into digital opportunities throughout the Asia-Pacific region. The first phase of the ADOC project was launched in August 2004 and the second phase ADOC project was proposed during the 2007 APEC Economic Leaders’ Meeting and launched in 2009 by Chinese Taipei.

 

The training provided by ADOC centers includes not only ICT basic skills but also e-commerce and e-trading practices in order to empower the trainees with the ability to generate income and to improve quality of life. In collaboration with APEC PMEs, 89 ADOC centers have been established, and around 270,000 people have received training from August 2004 to December 2011.

 

For additional information, please contact with local ADOC Country Coordinator.

 

ADOC Secretariat, Chinese Taipei Maxim C. C. Lu maximlu@iii.org.tw +886(2)66318518 

 

Mexico Coordinator Mr. Julián Nevárez Montes jnevarez@apecdoc.org +52(1)6444577119
Chile Coordinator Mr. Renzo Sanguinetti Mariselli Renzoul98@hotmail.com +56(9)84119067
Peru Coordinator Ms. Cynthia Fiorentini cfiorentini@apecdoc.org +51(9)95256590