Launched in mid-2014, DigiBayanihan was born out of the partnership among 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.
In 2017, DigiBayanihan was relaunched, but with bigger focus on Visayas and Mindanao regions. 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. 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.