Promoting Digital Literacy: DigiBayanihan attends 12th WYAAP Summer Camp

ASA and Special Projects Associate, Harveen Ang, conducts a workshop on responsible social media usage and social media marketing during the 12th WYAAP Summer Camp in Pandan, Antique.

Staying true to its aim of promoting digital literacy across different parts of the country, DigiBayanihan (DB) attended the 12th World Youth Alliance Asia Pacific (WYAAP) Summer Camp held last May 28 to June 2, 2018 at the Rosepoint Beach Resort in Antique, Philippines.

Harveen Ang, ASSIST Social Actions and Special Projects Associate, conducted a workshop that touched on topics about social media and how it can be used and maximized to spread true information online, especially with the onset of fake news in the present time.

The session, which was held on the 30th, also identified specific steps on how to produce effective and results-oriented social media campaigns. In addition to this, Ang introduced DB and its initiatives, Test Hero and The Career Engine, to 30 Asia Pacific youth campers who attended the event.

“It was an honor to be invited by the World Youth Alliance to serve as one of the speakers for this event, because one of DigiBayanihan’s main goals is to reach out to as many young people as possible, and this summer program gave us the opportunity to do just that,” Ang shared.

Organized by WYAAP, the summer camp featured learning and leisure activities spread out on a 6-day schedule, wherein the attendees gained knowledge on the dignity of a person and human rights advocacies. This program ultimately aims to promote holistic self-development, cultural exchange, and leadership skills. Twelve facilitators from the Philippines, Indonesia, and Nepal served as mentors of the event.

The 13th WYAAP Summer camp will have its official launching on January 2019.