The Department of Information and Communications Technology – Luzon Cluster 3 (LC3) established a Rural Impact Sourcing (RIS) Hub Tech4ED Center in Ligao City, Albay last April 19, 2021.

The Hub aims to provide more convenient access to eGovernment services and to serve as a delivery channel of ICT-related content and materials especially amid the new normal.

“The Tech4ED Program aims to continuously narrow down the digital divide as we concurrently improve the delivery of our services,” DICT Secretary Gregorio “Gringo” B. Honasan II said.

Tech4ED, which stands for Technology Empowerment through Education, Employment, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development, aims to establish digital inclusivity in the nation by bringing information and communications technology (ICT) to the countryside.

The program establishes Tech4ED Centers that serve as self-sustaining, shared facilities to help the people in the surrounding communities participate in various digital opportunities.

Aside from the buildup of Tech4ED Centers, the program also seeks to provide need-based, community-responsive learning contents which can be accessed thru the Tech4ED Platform.

Previously, the DICT LC3 also conducted a Digital Literacy Training for grade school students in partnership with Sta. Cruz Elementary School and Buklathon Tech4ED Center.

The Ligao City Tech4ED Center project is spearheaded by Regional Director Cheryl C. Ortega in partnership with Albay local government units (LGUs) under the leadership of Mayor Patricia Gonzales-Alsua.