On 30 March 2009, the President issued EO 788 - "Promoting a Youth National Service", initiating a new era of volunteerism and community spirit and requiring agencies to develop relevant programs for the youth.
- Conceptualized in June
- Proposed to DOLE-wide MYPA in Bohol on July 3-4 & accepted by Sec MDR with revisions
- Presented on July 9 as Youth ITo, the DOLE project under the National Youth Service
- Program launched by PGMA in Guagua, Pampanga; with 6 youths engaged by DOLE 3
- Launched in Maasin, Leyte on August 9 by the National Youth Commission; with 6 youths engaged by DOLE 8
Department Advisory # 06-09
K-ITo gives earning and learning opportunities
- Dated August 12, 2009
- Guidelines in the Implementation of the Kabataan Information Technology Opportunities Project
- States the project concept, objectives, beneficiaries, mechanics, youth mentor's service, requirements, roles and responsibilities of BWSC/ RO/ NYC/ other partners, reporting and evaluation
- K ITo is an earning and learning project thru which IT-literate unemployed youth shall be tapped and mobilized:
- To improve IT literacy among the out-of-school youth and other disadvantaged youth thru free mentoring sessions
- To bring the government closer to the people thru free, supervised internet access to online government programs and services
- Earning opportunities for IT or computer-literate youth who will serve as volunteer mentors with stipend
- Learning opportunities for youth & other disadvantaged sectors who will experience hands-on IT appreciation and familiarization and acquire basic and practical IT-related knowledge and skills
- Mobilized at least 3,500 computer-literate youths across 16 regions of the country as volunteer IT mentors receiving a modest stipend of PhP25 per hour of service
- Provided assistance to at least 25,000 out-of-school youths and other disadvantaged sectors through lessons on basic and practical computer operations and supervised online access to government programs and services.
By end of December 2009
- Youth Mentors (Work / service experience; stipend)
- Aged 18 to 24 years old; unemployed or underemployed
- Can communicate using computer technology
- Graduates or graduating students of high school or vocational-technical or college course
- Willing to render volunteer community service as mentors with a modest stipend
Participants in IT sessions (IT experience / knowledge & skills)
- OSY and other disadvantaged youths willing to attend hands-on sessions
- Disadvantaged sectors and their dependents regardless of age, such as:
- Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW)
- Occupationally Disabled Workers (ODW)
- Victims of work-connected contingencies
- Persons with disabilities (PWD)
- Indigenous peoples (IP)
- Workers in the informal economy
Requesting Clients (Assistance in accessing online government services)
- the Non-IT literate persons
- regardless of age
- wishing to have online access to government programs and services
- who may walk-in during the mentoring hour seeking assistance
Youth Mentor's Guide, Checklist and Daily logbook
- proper decorum; time schedule
- results-oriented in the use of the checklist of knowledge & skills
- maximized, productive use of the computer for mentoring & assisting
- "disadvantaged sector" - friendly
- should record daily accomplishment
Module = 4 lessons in the checklist
- Familiarizing with the Computer Hardware
- Operating the Computer
- Operating Word Processing Application Using MS Word
- Using the Internet for Searching and Communication
The youth mentor may skip or modify the preparatory lessons, based on the readiness of the A & F session participant for the subsequent or final lesson.
Only those who will be able to use the internet for searching and communication will be given an certificate of completion.
DOLE K -ITo Corner
- Internet-connected computer unit/s in the Field Office or partner's premises
- 1 mentor is to 2 participants
- Accommodate walk-in clients needing assistance to get access to government online services
- Designate DOLE personnel to supervise or monitor
- For better impact & visibility, should there be at least one in every DOLE FO?
- OR, should K -ITo be implemented only in selected offices?
Reporting RO accomplishments to the CO
- FO monthly accomplishment report (which may also include partner agencies' accomplishments) to the RO - TSSD
- RO monthly accomplishment report to the CO (BWYW / BWSC)
Other RO documents and records
- Participant's Certificate of Completion
(only to those who have reached lesson 4 and can use the internet for searching and communication)
- Youth Mentor's Certificate of Recognition
- End-of-Project records:
- Roster of youth mentors who have rendered volunteer service
- Roster of mentored participants
Proposed Time Lines
|Mentors selected / engaged||Sept. 15, Tuesday|
|Participants registered||Sept. 15, Tuesday|
|A & F sessions thru IT lessons started||Sept. 28, Monday|
|Simultaneous nationwide launching by DOLE ROs of K-ITo||Oct. 21, Wednesday|
|A & F Sessions should have ended||Dec. 14, Friday|
- BWYW is preparing the K-ITo logo, a t-shirt design, tem[lates of the service contract & certificates, a flyer & a tarpaulin design to attract beneficiaries to the Kabataan ITo
- BWSC will have a Young Workers Development Division that will manage the DOLE programs for young workers, including the monitoring of Kabataan ITo implementation
- BWYW has requested FMS to facilitate allocation and release of funds for the Kabataan ITo.
(No DBM release yet for the 2009 budget insertion of P31.91M; only 2009 budget of P3M for WODP-WEED can be allocated.)
Thus, available budget as of today is only PhP 3 M.
Estimated Target number of mentored participants in Luzon
How do we compute:
- Given - 3500 : 25,000 = 1youth : 7 or 8 pax (average ratio)
- stipend of PhP 25 per mentoring hour
- maximum of 22 hours complete lesson, which may be shortened
- How many are the participants per session?
- How many mentoring hours will the youth serve per day?
- How many days will the youth render service?
- Who will monitor his or her work?
- How will DOLE assess the mentor and the session participant?
- How much can DOLE afford to pay?
PhP 25 x 22 hours = PhP 550.00 / session
2 pax / 22 hr-session will be handled by 1 mentor
16 pax in 8 batches or sessions by 1 mentor would take 176 mentoring hours x PhP25 = PhP4400
(In Region 6) 1500 pax to be mentored by 210 youths in 750 batches or sessions @ 22 hours/ session x PhP25 would cost PhP 412,500.
750 batches or sessions would be (unequally) distributed to 210 mentors (750 / 210 = 3.57)