Young people equipped with future-ready tech skills – Manila Bulletin

The youth sector comprises a third of the Filipino population, and according to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), the country has one of the youngest populations in Southeast Asia. Today, as we celebrate International Youth Day 2022, Lenovo is partnering with youth organizations across Asia-Pacific to provide future-ready tech skills and access to technology for young people underrepresented. Grantee partners include TNS India Foundation (TNSIF), Code Like A Girl in Australia and New Zealand, Waffle in Japan, and Solve Education! in ASEAN markets, including Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Singapore, as well as in the Hong Kong SAR of China.

“While education is fundamentally a human right, many Filipino children are denied the opportunity to learn and grow. Lenovo Foundation has partnered with Solve Education! hoping to open up more opportunities for young people, especially the underprivileged,” said Michael Ngan, President and CEO of Lenovo Philippines.

Solve education! is a nonprofit organization dedicated to helping people around the world receive a quality education. Solve education! develops applications combining curriculum and gameplay. Its exclusive city-building game, Dawn of Civilization, includes a series of tasks that participants must complete in each chapter to earn reward points. These platforms offer courses in English, numeracy and essential life skills, aimed at equipping students with the basic skills required.

Lenovo is committed to impacting 15 million lives worldwide through philanthropic programs and partnerships. With the new Lenovo Transforms grant program, Lenovo is also focused on transforming one million lives by 2025 through skills. Through long-standing partnerships with organizations across Asia-Pacific, Lenovo is increasing access and cultivating greater interest in STEM education among young people, especially in underserved populations.