Educating and Empowering the Community Through Mobile Kart

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Education is the foundation of economic growth in a community. Education plays a significant role in social progress, public health awareness, better chances for employment, equity etc. In the Philippines, Filipinos have a high rate of illiteracy which results to child labor, prostitution, drug addiction and other poverty related violence.

Formal Education has been discontinued and even neglected by some children in the Philippines. It stemmed from the incapacity of the parents to send their children daily to schools mostly due to financial reason. Poor access to education has caused many families to continue in the state of poverty and unemployed.

Limited access to livelihood training and entrepreneurial orientation is the main cause of skills mismatch in the job market and less opportunities for employment.

Malnutrition, poor hygiene and sanitation concerns in the community results to a serious health concerns and problem in addressing the Covid19 pandemic.

Lack of understanding on the issues of climate change resulted to pollution and destruction of natural resources and the environment. People tend to abuse and ruin natural habitat for personal gains not taking into consideration the long-term effect on the environment.

The main idea here is to bring to the communities the different learning and skills training to capacitate and empower the underprivileged children, youth, women, farmers and fisher folks and become active members of the society.

With presence of a mobile educational and training activities in their local communities, underprivileged learners, young women and the Out of School Youth (OSY) will be encouraged to participate and continue their interest in learning. Use of audio-visual generated lessons creates interest in the learners to study more and be involved in learning activities.

The Out of School Youth will be given access to quality learning materials, internet connectivity, digital literacy and direction to continue in their formal schooling.

Different advocacy programs for livelihood, health and the environment would be possible even in off grid communities through the built-in solar powered or photovoltaic (PV) setup of the Mobile KART with internet access if available.

Technical and skills training can be delivered by partner stakeholders at the community level to encourage hands-on livelihood activities to promote better understanding of the process.

Computer based activities and other training will be encouraged to capacitate the community for them to be able to join the Business Process Outsourcing sector.

The functionality of the Mobile KART can be customized and is flexible to address the need of the poor community. Tools and other livelihood skills equipment will be made available at their doorstep.

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