ASUS Promote International Volunteer Service and More than 7,000 Persons Receive Educational Service
Today, the leading PC manufacturer, ASUS, organized the “2016 International Volunteer Presentation of Results” ceremony at its headquarters in Guandu to gather all volunteers participating in the digital educational service plan to share their experience. According to the statistics, more than 7,000 teachers and students have received the service.
This summer, ASUS Foundation and hundreds of volunteers headed for the nine countries including Philippines, Indonesia, Vietnam, Thailand, Nepal, Myanmar Malaysia, India and Tanzania. By donation of computer equipment and hardware and teaching, the Foundation helped the rural area schools and communities in these countries construct friendly digital learning environment to bridge the digital divide. A total of more than 7,000 teachers and students have received the service.
The college/university volunteer groups participating in the current international volunteer project included the 10 volunteer groups from National Chiao Tung University, National Tsing Hua University, National Taipei University of Business, Yuan Ze University, CYCU, Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology, and Chaoyao University of Technology, and Youth E-Service, Taiwan (YES), consisting of 120 volunteers. Each group was assigned one ASUS volunteer to execute the digital service plan overseas altogether.
The courses including the introduction to computers, basic access to Internet, application of basic software (Word/Excel, et al.), basic photographing, cultural exchange and group activities. At the presentation of results ceremony today, each group told about the stories about their walking out of Taiwan this summer and the experience received by them.
ASUS Foundation has organized the international volunteer group since 2011, and would solicit ASUS colleagues and various colleges/universities for service proposals at the same time each year. It would provide the guidance and sponsorship for the groups. Until now, more than 500 volunteers have participated in the group.
CEO of ASUS Foundation, Wei Hsing-Chuan, indicated that ASUS would continue to promote the international volunteer project to help bridge the digital divide and gap between urban and rural areas, and also work with NPOs in various regions and domestic/overseas volunteer groups to set up digital learning centers in the territories where the service is provided to feed back to the society concretely and fulfill its corporate social responsibility, hoping to urge more enterprises to join the group to build more equal digital learning opportunities and practice ASUS’s ideal for being a world citizen together. 1050909