Assist Asia


Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation

is an international non-governmental organization focused on capacity building advocacies.

Although primarily based in the Philippines, the institution is present across South and Southeast Asia where it seeks to promote sustainable practices to address social problems in the developing world.

One of the primary arm of ASSIST is the Social Actions (ASA) unit that runs initiatives geared towards creating a positive social impact to society. Specifically the programs and projects developed are targeted towards honing an engaged, empowered, and appropriately skilled youth generation. A number of notable projects include DigiBayanihan, Master of Disaster, SoLVe, I2Can, and Creativity as Catalyst for Change.


DigiBayanihan is one of the flagship programs of ASSIST Social Actions

By taking advantage of the declining costs of digital technology, DigiBayanihan aims to close the digital divide between those with and without access to technology so that more Filipinos have the life skills they need to succeed. DigiBayanihan hopes to continue to empower all Filipinos through digital literacy to support the country’s next phase of development. Thereby, transforming ordinary citizens into digital heroes, confident with using available digital platforms to support their communities and the country.


Characterized by electronic and computerized technology


A Filipino term that refers to the spirit of community working together to finish a particular task


DigiBayanihan mobilizes the spirit of Volunteerism, Genuine Concern and Teamwork, characteristics which are innate in Filipinos.

Since its launch in 2015, Digibayanihan has touched, trained and transformed the lives of millions of Filipinos


Launched in mid-2014, DigiBayanihan was formed out of a partnership with the Department of Science and Technology-Information and Communication Technology Office (now called Department of Information and Communications Technology), Intel Philippines, and the Asia Society for Social Improvement and Sustainable Transformation. Since then, the movement has touched one million Filipino lives with digital literacy and volunteering initiatives.


After its initial launch in 2014, DigiBayanihan has and continues to be a movement that touches the lives of a great number of Filipinos through a range of digital literacy and volunteering initiatives. Its success can be seen through a range of milestones achieved for the past year from the relaunch of the initiative, opening of Center of Excellence (COEs) in different parts of the country, to successfully conducting 11 workshops since October 2017. DigiBayanihan 2.0 is considered to be more extensive with the aim of promoting the program outside Metro Manila, particularly in the Visayas and Mindanao regions, through one of its main partners, TEVSAPHIL.

The new DigiBayanihan movement intends to supplement traditional education by providing practical digital literacy skills that prepare Filipinos for the world of work. Through digital technology, DigiBayanihan delivers simple-to- understand job preparation and career development modules and university examination preparation materials more effectively.

Managing Director

Managing Director

Sreeni Narayanan – Founder and Group Managing Director (ASSIST)

A Chemical Engineer by profession with an MBA from the Asian Institute of Management, Sreeni has led ASSIST in managing projects in over 20 countries across Asia.

Alongside development partnerships, Sreeni has led the organization’s Social Actions projects, which are all internally conceptualized and independently managed by ASSIST. These projects aim to challenge conventional thinking to spark positive change and build enduring cooperation for progress in areas such as education, technology, human rights, environment, among others.

Our Team


STANDING (LEFT TO RIGHT) Leinard Ramos, Senior Associate for Communication and Visibility, Harveen Ang, Associate for Social Actions & Special Projects, Maryanne Mendoza, DigiBayanihan Program Manager, Ian Kelly Jamotillo, Editorial Associate, Aedrian Araojo, Communication & Visibility Associate, Brian Christian Lim, Associate, Office of the Managing Director, Franz Gabriel Rana, Events & Partnership Associate

SEATED (LEFT TO RIGHT) Monica Taneja, Social Actions Associate, Mansi Arora, The Career Engine, Project Manager