By Abdul-Mohaimin M. Ismael

MARAWI CITY, Sept. 5 – The Department of Information and Communication Technology (DICT) in collaboration with the provincial government of Lanao del Sur welcomed 25 internally displaced person (IDP) Meranao scholars during the DigitalJobsPH Day 0 event at the Social Hall, Lanao del Sur Provincial Capitol in this city.

These scholars would undergo 10-day face-to-face training and 21-day online campaign, teaching them ways and strategies on how to effectively adapt to the environment of online freelancing and business outsourcing industry.

During the training, they will get online jobs and earn money.

Ms. Jehan Macapundag, IDP from MAA, is freelancing practitioner and advocate and top graduate of DICT Rural Impact Sourcing in 2018. She partners with DICT to serve as trainer in support of her Meranao IDP brothers and sisters. “I will always support the trainees to successfully complete and become DigitalJobsPH graduates,” she said.

Ms. Norhana H. Said, who is now undergoing the technical training said: “As an IDP from Norhaya Village (part of MAA), my family painstakingly went through a lot of dramatic experience. But I take this big opportunity to help them. I hope I will get employed through online jobs. Aside from this, I expect that with my co trainees, this training will change our lives.”

Of the 255 online applicants, only 25 successfully passed to become DCIT’s DigitalJobsPH scholars.

DICT continues to provide digital services to address the educational, business and livelihood needs of the people of Marawi City and the Province of Lanao del Sur as whole. (AI/DICT LDS)