ADOC Newsletter September 26, 2013

2013 ADOC International Volunteer Teams in Thailand

The ADOC secretariat is pleased to share our 2013 international volunteer team stories with all the ADOC partners and friends. Co-sponsored with the ASUS Foundation, 10 groups composed of university students and NGO/NPO workers have conducted their volunteer services in summer 2013 in collaboration with ADOC centers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam…

Introduction to FTII in Indonesia

FTII is an organization consisting of the association in the field of Information Technology and other related fields, and in line with the goal of federation and in accordance with the Statutes and Bylaws of the Federation.Joining the ADOC Project since 2006, FTII is one of the major partners in the ADOC Project in Indonesia…

The ADOC Helps Members in the Community Improve Their Skills and Their Lives 

Carlos Wilson Lozano Rodríguez is a 42-year-old sales representative from Trujillo, Perú. He would like to share his experience with the courses provided by the ADOC Project.Carlos has been working as a sales representative for an electronic store to sell appliances and computers. But, he only had very basic knowledge of computers and software, and he did find that had begun to limit his ability…

2013 ADOC International Volunteer Teams in Thailand

The ADOC secretariat is pleased to share our 2013 international volunteer team stories with all the ADOC partners and friends. Co-sponsored with the ASUS Foundation, 10 groups composed of university students and NGO/NPO workers have conducted their volunteer services in summer 2013 in collaboration with ADOC centers in Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam.

Two volunteer teams were sent to Thailand. Both of them served in Khonkaen, where the long-time ADOC cooperating partner – College of Asian Scholars (CAS) is located.

In July, Youth E-Service (YES Taiwan), a non-profit organization which aims at promoting digital culture among youth in Taiwan, conducted its volunteer service by providing basic computer training, Chinese language and culture courses in CAS and secondary schools in Khonkaen.

In August, students from the Department of Information Service at the Chung Yuan Christian University continued the service baton. By using Scratch program and LEGO robot, the volunteer team combines the e-learning courses with games and activities, which have enabled local students to experience digital applications.

Besides College of Asian Scholars, the volunteer teams also cooperated with other ADOC centers in Thailand, including Krasaepattana School, Hua Khiew Wittayalai School and Nonthaburi Center for Independent Living. The international volunteer service has not only provided ICT education and Chinese language courses but also facilitated the digital centers more strongly connected within ADOC network.

 

Introduction to FTII in Indonesia

FTII is an organization consisting of the association in the field of Information Technology and other related fields, and in line with the goal of federation and in accordance with the Statutes and Bylaws of the Federation.

Joining the ADOC Project since 2006, FTII is one of the major partners in the ADOC Project in Indonesia.

VISION

Indonesia now has a thriving Information Technology industry which can potentially maximize all kinds of contributions to the development of the nation and state by

  •    Improving productivity, national competitiveness, and the welfare of the nation.
  •    Enhancing and maintaining national unity.
  •    Facilitating the convergence between various segments of the Information    Technology, Computing and Communications industries.

MISSION

  •   Translate the Common Vision into practical, up-to-date and relevant programs to   include Information Technology as an integral part of the National   Development Strategy.
  •   Take an active role as a partner of government agencies , other industry, educational     and civil society organizations in the development of Information Technology.
  •   Provide strategic recommendations for policy formulation, regulation and   development strategy of the Information Technology industry.
  •   Concretely prepare the Information Technology industry to face the opening of     markets and free competition by developing the potential domestic as well as global   markets.

The ADOC Helps Members in the Community Improve Their Skills and Their Lives

Carlos Wilson Lozano Rodríguez is a 42-year-old sales representative from Trujillo, Perú. He would like to share his experience with the courses provided by the ADOC Project.

Carlos has been working as a sales representative for an electronic store to sell appliances and computers. But, he only had very basic knowledge of computers and software, and he did find that had begun to limit his ability to provide information and suggestions to his clients. When he received a flier that advertised the local ADOC digital courses, he felt motivated to improve his knowledge and skills. Carlos was hoping that it would increase his participation at work and bring new ideas to the company after the training. Therefore, Carlos took Word, Excel, Corel Draw X5, Financial Excel and Visio courses in a period of 6-month training. After taking these courses, Carlos improved his number of sales significantly because he is now able to make informed suggestions to his clients, provide clear information and solve their needs. In addition, Carlos uses the store computer to create receipts, make lists of stocks and inventories of products, and even used the internet as a tool to promote their products and services in bidding processes. He is very happy with the results and is looking forward to taking more courses, and even looking for better job opportunities in the future.

Carlos is certain that he still has a lot to learn. Carlos appreciates the Gobierno Regional de La Libertad ADOC Center for providing practical training courses in the evening so someone like him is able to take computer classes. He urges the center to continue providing these training courses so more people can be blessed.

ADOC Newsletter September 18, 2013

“ADOC Yayasan KDM” Won the Prize in the Short Film Contest 2013

The ADOC Secretariat is pleased to announce the winner of the ADOC Short Film Contest 2013. After weeks of evaluation conducted by the joint committee from the ADOC secretariat and ASUS foundation, along with the consideration of the open votes, the winner of this year’s contest is “ADOC Yayasan KDM” from Indonesia…

Introduction to the National Computer Center in Philippines

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is seen as the fuel that boosts the economy in Philippines. The National Computer Center (NCC) is the wheel that steers ICT in the right direction. As the lead agency to promote the strategic use of ICT in the government, the NCC commits to invigorate knowledge sharing and plays a pro-active role in the ICT development and diffusion in the government…

The ADOC Project Helps Yossa to Reach the World 

My name is Yossa. I am 16-year-old and came from Jakarta, Indonesia. My father died when I was little. Since then, my mother had to work very hard in order to provide enough food for my brother and me.To my mother, the most important thing is to get my brother and I educated. Although our relatives allowed us to stay with them, life was still hard to my family

“ADOC Yayasan KDM” Won the Prize in the Short Film Contest 2013

The ADOC Secretariat is pleased to announce the winner of the ADOC Short Film Contest 2013. After weeks of evaluation conducted by the joint committee from the ADOC secretariat and ASUS foundation, along with the consideration of the open votes, the winner of this year’s contest is “ADOC Yayasan KDM” from Indonesia.

This work tells the story and the ADOC experience of a local non-profit organization – Kampus Diakonia Mocem (KDM) in Indonesia. KDM has played the role as an education center and shelter for street children for a number of years. Since its cooperation with ADOC in 2009, KDM has provided e-learning environment for local children and access to digital information for neighboring community. The film also combines true stories and sincere documentary clips.

Introduction to the National Computer Center in Philippines

Information and Communications Technology (ICT) is seen as the fuel that boosts the economy in Philippines. The National Computer Center (NCC) is the wheel that steers ICT in the right direction. As the lead agency to promote the strategic use of ICT in the government, the NCC commits to invigorate knowledge sharing and plays a pro-active role in the ICT development and diffusion in the government.

NCC joined ADOC Project since 2005. NCC is also the major partner in the ADOC Project. In addition, NCC gives its full support to the administration’s ICT thrust by forging strategic alliances with the private sector, coordinating ICT activities, developing human capital, promoting ICT utilization in all sectors of the society, and advocating Philippine ICT services worldwide.

NCC traces its roots to the former Presidential Economic Staff (PES) – Department of National Defense (DND) Computer Center, which was created through a Memorandum of Understanding between the PES and DND on June 30, 1968.

NCC Vision

We see NCC as the prime mover in the government in harnessing Information and Communications Technology (ICT) as a strategic tool for national development.

NCC Mission

Championing the rational and optimal use of ICT in the government for the delivery of public services through innovative solutions.

NCC Goals

•Implement the prescribed NCC accountabilities in the GISP

• Sustain a critical mass of ICT professionals in the government whose competencies are at par with international standards

• Strengthen NCC to become a prime ICT mover in government

The ADOC Project Helps Yossa to Reach the World

My name is Yossa. I am 16-year-old and came from Jakarta, Indonesia. My father died when I was little. Since then, my mother had to work very hard in order to provide enough food for my brother and me.

To my mother, the most important thing is to get my brother and I educated. Although our relatives allowed us to stay with them, life was still hard to my family.

When I was 5, my mother told us that she received welfare grants to support us. My brother and I would live in Kampus Diakoneia Modern (KDM). I had no choice but started my life in KDM, a shelter for my brother and I to be cared. We learnt math, science, social studies, Bahasa, history, and etc.

In June 2009, we were told that the ADOC Secretariat planned to donate 20 computers and a server to set up an ADOC center in KDM. That was exciting news to all of us living in KDM! With the training programs provided, we learnt to type, and used computer applications such as Microsoft Office, movie maker, Adobe and Photoshop. In addition, with internet explorer, we were able to reach the world through Internet. I even learnt how to design by following the online tutorials.

I am very thankful for the facility provided by the ADOC Project. Now, in order to return the favor I received, I serve in the center to tutor younger children and volunteer to design posters and brochures for fundraising activities in KDM. I plan to keep learning more computer skills every day. I would not be able to make it without the support from the ADOC Project.