The Philippines

 

The Philippines ADOC Centers

From 2005 to 2013 June, 17 ADOC Centers have been established in Philippines and over 90,994 people have received training. These centers focus mainly on trainers’ training, women and children’s ICT skills, and strengthen local SMEs’ e-commerce abilities.

CICT, Manila (2005)

This center is ADOC Partner Office & DOC which was established in 2005 and also the first ADOC center (partner office) in south Asia. CICT stands for “Commission on Information and Communications Technology”, this center is established to ensure the future development in Philippines and make sure the cooperation between Philippine government and the ADOC Secretariat of Chinese Taipei will go smoothly.

ADOC has established a considerable track record of success in 2005, notably:
1. It established ADOC Partner Offices, Digital Opportunity Centers and Tele-Centers in Peru, the Philippines and Viet Nam, with each Digital Opportunity Center expected to train over 500 personnel by the end of 2005.
2. It hosted the first ADOC Week and ADOC Award Ceremony on 3-6 August in Taipei.
3. It offered an IT Trainers’ Program for all ADOC partner member economics (PMEs) from 4 July to 19 August in Taipei.
4. It hosted the 2005 ICT Elite Camp for all PMEs from 25 July to 6 August in Taipei.
5. It launched the ADOC website http://www.apecdoc.org
6. It hosted a Tele-Center Workshop during the TEL 32 Meeting on 5 September in Seoul, Korea.

SCL, Smokey Mountain (2005)

This center is the Tele-Center which was established in 2005. The very first beneficiary of the project, with the Manila Partner Office, is the Sandiwaan Center for Learning (SCL) located in the Smokey Mountain of Manila. The training laboratory at the Smokey Mountain is intended to be a model of how a digital divide situation could be turned into a digital opportunity. It was run by a cooperative, headed by Fr. Benigno Beltran, the community parish priest. SCL is an existing IT center

project that received an earlier grant from the Taiwanese government. It is used primarily as an alternative learning site for underprivileged families and out-of-school youth. Sandiwaan has successfully doubled as a commodity-purchasing center, where orders of basic consumer goods are both placed and sent to distributors.

CICT, Quezon City (2006)

This center is an e-Care Center which was established in 2006. THROUGH the Asia Pacific Economic Council (APEC), the Taiwanese  government  has granted an estimated four million pesos to open two IT facilities in the Philippines to be used for

training local communities in electronic trading. Both facilities are called ì APEC Digital  Opportunity Centerî (ADOC), one located in Smokey Mountain ó a former dumpsite turned mass-housing project ó and the other at the National Computer  Center  (NCC) in Quezon City.
ADOC partner website:http://rdurmiendo.brinkster.net/bhfi/content.asp

Lakandula High School, Lakandula (2007)

This center is an e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2007.

ZOTO, Manila (2008)

This center is an e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2008. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) is opening two e-Learning Centers in Zone One Tondo Organization and UP Center for Women’s Studies on July 30th, 2008.

ADOC partner website:http://www.smzoto.org.ph/

UP Center for Women’s Studies, Quezon City (2008)

This center is an e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2008. Six ADOC center had been set up in the Philippines in the past four years: the National Computer Center in Quezon City, Tele-Center at the Smokey Mountain, e-Care Center to visually impaired persons in Quezon City, e-learning centers at the University of the Philippines for Women’s Studies and at the ZOTO (Zone One Tondo Organization). Thousands of trainees have benefited from the ADOC training programs.

ADOC partner website:http://cws.up.ph/

Grace School (2008)

This center is an e-School which was established in 2008. The Grace Christian college also has its own elementary school and high school. In 2008, the Grace Christian College began to devote themselves into the research of Chinese culture and language center. In 2009, the began to work with Tamkang High school in Taiwan on e-learning platform and remote education.

ADOC partner website:http://www.gcc.edu.ph/

Dr. Arcadio Santos National High School-Sun Valley Annex (2009)

This center is an ADOC 2.0 e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2009. Asus Foundation, an organization fully funded by the computer giant, donated forty (40) computer sets to the Sun Valley E-learning Digital Center as well as twenty (20) Eee PCs for the mobile education truck in Paombong, Bulacan. This is part of the second phase of Taiwan’s APEC Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) Project called ADOC 2.0 and was launched with the opening of the Sun Valley E-learning Center last July 9, 2009.

AI-FU Foundation 1 (2009)

This center in and ADOC 2.0 e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2009.George Huang of the ADOC 2.0 Non-Government Office notes that NGOs in the Philippines such as Child Hope Asia and the Ai-Fu Foundation have been crucial to the project’s expansion in the country.

Child Hope Asia (2009)

This center in and ADOC 2.0 e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2009On July 9, 2009 the ASUS Foundation announced that it had donated 84 ASUSTeK computers and is working with the Philippines Commission on Information and Communications Technology (CICT), the local non-profit organization Child Hope Asia, and the Taiwan Foundation to set up four ADOC 2.0 Digital Learning Centers in the Philippines.

ATRIEV Computer School for the Blind (2009)

The Adaptive Technology for Rehabilitation, Integration, and Empowerment of the Visually Impaired (ATRIEV) Inc, the organization that pioneered computer training for the blind in the Philippines, recently received a much needed boost from the Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Digital Opportunity Center (ADOC) based in Taiwan, in partnership with local funding agencies, and the private sector.

The launching ceremony for the Project was held on October 20, 2009, at 10:00 AM at ATRIEV’s Training Center for the Blind in Quezon City. The launch had an attendance which involves the establishment of an 8-work station call center training room and a 3-seat outbound call center facility, is the first APEC Digital Opportunity Center for the Blind in the Philippines.

AI-FU Foundation 2 (2010)

This center in and ADOC 2.0 e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2010.George Huang of the ADOC 2.0 Non-Government Office notes that NGOs in the Philippines such as Child Hope Asia and the Ai-Fu Foundation have been crucial to the project’s expansion in the country.

AI-FU Foundation 3 (2010)

This center in and ADOC 2.0 e-Learning Digital Center which was established in 2010.George Huang of the ADOC 2.0 Non-Government Office notes that NGOs in the Philippines such as Child Hope Asia and the Ai-Fu Foundation have been crucial to the project’s expansion in the country.

Provincial Government of Misamis Occidental (2011)

This center is an APEC Digital Opportunity Center which was established in 2011
ADOC partner website:http://www.misocc.gov.ph/

Provincial Government of Leyte (2011)

This center is an APEC Digital Opportunity Center which was established in 2011. This e-learning center is a specially designed call center that has 20 computer units customized to fit the needs of visually impaired Filipinos. It is supported by the ADOC Secretariat, the Institute for Information Industry, Chunghwa Telecom, Acer Computer Corporation and Tamkang University (all based in Taiwan) and by some government agencies in the Philippines.
ADOC partner website:http://www.leyte.org.ph/

Love and Care Foundation (Acer)(2012)

This center is an APEC Digital Opportunity Center which was established in 2012. This ADOC Center sponsored by ACER Foundation aims to provide training on information and communication technology (ICT) for women and children.

Love and Care Foundation (ASUS) (2012)

This center is an APEC Digital Opportunity Center which was established in 2012. This ADOC Center sponsored by ASUS Foundation seeks to empower them to take full advantage of the digital opportunities afforded by ICT and the Internet.