CARIGARA, Leyte- The local government here is extending assistance to students to make them computer literate.
In particular, the computer literacy program initiated by Vice Mayor Eduardo Ong, Jr., is giving free half-day training to students who are in the Grades 5 and 6 levels across the town.
Ong Jr. said that the program is in close coordination with the information technology (IT) students of the Eastern Visayas State University (EVSU) – Carigara campus.
The IT students are taking up their internship at the local government unit, particularly at the office of Ong, Jr. whose father and namesake is the mayor of the town.
According to the vice mayor, teaching students about the basic information and how to use computers at their early age could help them prepare for a number of possible careers and a higher education as the main reason why he initiated said computer literacy program.
He also said that he decided to come up with this kind of program as most of these students don’t have access to computers.
And since they have started the program last Feb.10, they have visited 18 public elementary schools.
Ong said that as much as possible he goes with the interns-cum- trainors to personally supervise the program, likening it as any regular government activity of bringing the government closer to people. (LIZBETH ANN A. ABELLA)