The first Tech4ED center in the Sacred Heart Parish of Kamuning is launched today, April 12. This initiative aims to bring the benefits of ICT and introduce the Department of Information and Communications Technology – DICT Tech4ED Project in the religious sectors.
The Technology for Education, Employment, Entrepreneurs, and Economic Development (Tech4ED) Project evolved from the Philippine Community eCenter Program, a national digital inclusion initiative establishing eCenters that provide critical e-government and ICT-enabled services in communities with minimal or no access to information and government services.
This initiative was the government’s response to the World Summit on Information Society Plan of Action of which the Philippines was a signatory which states that “ Governments and other stakeholders should establish multi-purpose community public access points, providing affordable or free-of-charge access for their citizens to the various communication resources, notably the internet.”
Arnold Janssen Catholic Mission Foundation, Inc. (AJCMFI) is a non-profit organization which aims to promote the ideals and goals of the Department of Education’s Alternative Learning System (ALS) initiatives in the ALS centers in the country.
The Ceremonial Memorandum of Agreement Signing and Center launching was led by Tech4ED Project Manager Maria Teresa Magadia Camba, Asst. project Manager Amelia Dean and Rev. Father Jerome Marquez, the parish priest of the Sacred Heart Parish of Kamuning.
The parish was erected on October 1, 1941 and Fr. Theodore Buttenbruch, SVD was installed the first parish priest.