Free PWD Training – Our Rights Be Heard!
Project Work Innovation through Resource Enabled Development or Project WIRED will be launched on October 22, Tuesday from 8am to 5pm at the Amphitheater, 12th Floor SDA Campus, De La Salle-College of St. Benilde, Pablo Ocampo St., Manila. The Project which won a grant from the US State Department aims to train PWDs in ICT skills utilizing online and face-to-face training methods to enable them to work initially as virtual assistants and online freelancers.
Project WIRED brainchild, Dr. Rex Bernardo, himself a tri-plegic since the age of five and an Apolinario Mabini Awardee, crafted the project together with members of his team to give hope to many PWDs in the Philippines who wish to seek employment but physical and even social barriers have kept them from getting jobs.
Expected to attend are supporters and presenters during the whole day training, among the guests are: Bro. Dennis Magbanua, FSC, DLS-CSB Chancellor & President, Ms. Carmen Zubriaga, National Council for Disability Affairs (NCDA) Acting Executive Director, Capt. Oscar Taleon, Chairman, AKAP PINOY, Mr. Manuel Agcaoili, President, Nova Foundation for Differently Abled Persons, and Ms. Elizabeth Masa, Asst. Cultural Affairs Officer, US Embassy Manila.
Project WIRED is inviting PWDs to participate in the advocacy and empower themselves by availing of free training pertaining to internet skills to be able to work from home. For more information, please visit the Project WIRED website: www.projectwired.org or contact project proponent Dr. Rex Bernardo at 09209091916 or email at [email protected].