Through the Youth Learning Program of Dell International Services, Inc., the maker of one of the top selling computer brand in the world, CJFI’s Davao City Child Care Residential Center has acquired a new computer laboratory facility. The comlab is in line with Dell’s recent IT technology called thin client solution technology that uses a centralized server that controls the operation of the users. The system can monitor what the user is doing. The user cannot just simply open a website such as pornographic sites because it can be detected by the server. So it is very helpful especially to young users.
Dell is on its 3rd year of the Youth Learning Program with CJFI. The program aims to allow marginal children and youth in the country get free access to computer and information technology to reduce the gaps of IT knowledge and skills among students in the public schools and youth in the countryside. CJFI on its part allows students and youth from the communities where it operates to use the computer laboratory totally free. Part of the services being offered in the computer laboratories are regular computer classes and free internet access.
The program has impacted to close 10,000 students and youth as participants of computer regular classes and free use of internet for research and school projects. All CJFI Child Care Residential Centers located in Davao City, Cebu City, Quezon City, Imus City, Calamba City and City of San Fernando are installed with computer laboratories. In addition, 3 mobile computer laboratories were given by Dell to penetrate to interior and depressed communities to conduct computer classes to students and youth.