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The developed training tool was pilot tested in one Community e-Center – Bato, Leyte.
Rural and Remote CeC in the Philippines, the participants have zero background on computers and internet use.
To achieve the goal set by the implementing agencies, the project commenced with a two day consultation workshop in the target area: Barangay Sto. Nino, Bato Leyte, Philippines. The objectives of the activity were to (a) familiarize the trainor with the sources of livelihood in the area (b) assess the level of receptivity in attending trainings and seminars which will be useful in their livelihood. The outcome of the consultation workshop became the basis for the development of a customized training tool for the recipients in the selected community.
The five (5) days focused mainly on Basic Internet Literacy while the next five (5) days was devoted on the delivery of the customized training tools. Basic Internet Literacy specifically on familiarizing the participants with the keyboard, functions of the mouse, desktop, internet browser, windows management. Added to that were the exercises on Social networking like email, chatting, facebook, online forums, and introduction to local sites.
Customized training tool focused on topics related to problem solving skills specifically when confronted with problems pertaining to their livelihood, decision making skills like when they evaluate alternative related to their problem, how will they go about deciding which alternative to choose, the value of social networking supplemented by the theoretical background on the basics of economics like the concept of supply and demand and technical materials from the Department of Agriculture and inputs on microfinance.