I am raising funds to give 80 young women in the Philippines access to online learning during the Coronavirus outbreak.
As a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, WONDER's local partner FPTI in the Philippines will have to move classes online for the school year beginning in August 2020. Many young women attending one of their five hospitality schools come from less-privileged families living in rural areas. Most are living with poor or no internet connexion and many do not have access to a smartphone, tablet or computer. As a result, many will fall behind on their education if they cannot access their classes online.
With your help, the young women FPTI educate will receive a tablet and an internet connection so they can keep learning during the outbreak.Having access to tablets and internet connection will not only allow FPTI students to stay connected and learning during the Coronavirus outbreak, but will also help them become IT literate. The students will use tablets to do homework, keep in touch with other students and teachers, and to become confident and fluent in technology.
Giving access to technology is key to empowering these young women, and giving them better opportunities for the future. Now, more than ever, it is crucial for all women to be equipped with the IT skills to be empowered and competitive in the labour market.
A donation of £180 will allow FPTI to purchase a tablet with 3G connectivity, which will allow students to study online during the outbreak and in years to come.
Please be generous and donate what you can!