Digital4Change Passerelles Numeriques Side Events

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Digital4Change Passerelles Numeriques Side Events

  1. 1. Digital for ChangeDecember 9th, 2010 They are young, They are poor, They are interns in an I.T. company for 18 months, They tell you what I.T. changed for them…
  2. 2. The questions were: 1. Have you noticed changes in your lives because of I.T. & communication technologies? 2. How could IT & communication technologies improve the lives of the people in your Barangay (small subdivision of a City in Philippines)? 3. How can we use information and communication technologies to achieve social good? 4. How do you see the digital technologies and IT contributing to the development of your country? 5. How can the digital technologies help reducing poverty? Page: 2
  3. 3. “I see it really helpful to every country, not only in the Philippines but also in other countries. Without these technologies, I don’t think that our country would develop like this and would have lots of investors. ”Anna Marie, 18, ACCENTURE Emelie, 18, LEAR AUTOMOTIV “I.T. contributes a very large impact to the development of the country. Through it, communication of the different companies and factories of the country is just easy and accessible causing the country to improve.” Page: 3
  4. 4. Luisa, 18, ICOMM Mark, 18, TIMEX“Digital technologiescould help inreducing poverty,not just helpingpeople poverty insituation but alsopoverty in literacy.” “I.T. makes my life feel better.” Jefferson, 18, LEXMARK “The more people are engage with the technologies the more the country will grow.” Page: 4
  5. 5. Nova, 20, TIMEX “Before, I didn’t care about the new technologies for communication, or what they are talking about internet. But now most of the things I would like to do won’t work properly without internet. The only thing that I found bad about me learning new technology is that I forget to speak like a normal person because the terms that I speak are not like before that my friends would laugh on my jokes… being weird is attached to being a computer geek!” Page: 5
  6. 6. “I.T. has helped the barangay people raiseincome by making available internetconnectivity just like an internet café but alittle bit different because it is beingmanaged with a coin slot where users got to Kenneth, 20, ACCENTUREavail the connectivity Php 1 every 4 or 5minutes of internet connectivity.” Carmena, 18, ACCENTURE “I.T. helps reducing poverty through the use of the devices especially people in mountainous and island areas.” Page: 6
  7. 7. Fie, 18, ACCENTURE “I.T. can improve the lives of the people in our barangay by exposing themselves to our growing world, meaning they will not be behind of how the world turns to be modern.” Rhey, 19, INFOWEAPONS“Because of I.T. & communicationtechnologies, world becomes smaller,complicated tasks become easier and fasterto comply.” Page: 7
  8. 8. “For us in our barangays most of thepopulation there have relatives from anothercity, or even outside the country, so it reallyhelps a lot through I.T., and communicationtechnologies, it still feels like they are still inone house even though they’re not.” Ricky, 20, ALLIANCE Page: 8
  9. 9. “If my country produce high quality, low cost and fast delivery then other will patronize the product of the country. So, the country can John Rey, 20, NCR earn higher income and my country could pay the credits. Through this, the skilled- resident will stay here and no need to work in abroad because they will have enough money to spend for their families.” Catherine, 18, ALLIANCE“I.T. is contributing a lot in the countries industry formost of the companies here in the Philippines becamecompetitive through IT and most rampant job in ourindustry today are from BPO and call centers. IT made itpossible for the companies to be more productive andthus it gives a lot of job opportunities for the people.” Page: 9
  10. 10. “I could see the digital technologies and IT contributing to the development of the country by improving some national and local businesses using these technologies which help them a lot to produce more, gain more but spend less.”Reizl, 18, ACCENTURE Page: 10

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