Lenovo has partnered with organizations across Asia Pacific in order to provide future-ready tech skills to the youth.
The partnership was mase in line with the goals of International Youth Day 2022 observed on August 12, 2022. Beneficiary partners include TNS India Foundation (TNSIF), Coke Like A Girl in Australia and New Zealand, Waffle in Japan, and Solve Education! in markets across ASEAN, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Hong Kong, and Singapore. Lenovo not only wants to upskill the youth with future-ready tech skills, but also provide access to technology to the underrepresented youth.
“While education is fundamentally a human right, many Filipino children are deprived of the opportunity to learn and grow. Lenovo Foundation has partnered with Solve Education! in the hopes of opening up more opportunities for the youth, especially the underprivileged.”Said Michael Ngan, President and General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.
Solve Education! is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping people worldwide receive a quality education. They also develop applications combining curriculum with gameplay. An example is its proprietary city-building game, Dawn of Civilization. It includes a series of tasks participants must complete within each chapter to earn reward points.
“The pandemic has further highlighted the inequalities when it comes to access to education, especially with the transition to virtual learning. Many of the available free courses and applications online are in English, which is why our efforts have a greater focus on English literacy. We are excited to continue our collaboration with Solve Education! and help change the lives of more Filipino youth through technology,”Added Michael Ngan, President and General Manager, Lenovo Philippines.
Lenovo commits itself in impacting 15 million lives globally though philanthropic programs and partnerships. They are also focusing on transforming 1 million lives by 2025 through skilling with the new Lenovo TransforMe grant program. The tech company, through long-standing partnerships with organizations across Asia Pacific, is also increasing access and cultivating greater interest in STEM education among youth, especially in underserved populations.
Source: Press Release