What is Our Innovation?
CodePhil believes that a strong computer programming and digital literacy education for low-income youths living in developing countries to be essential for the following reasons:
- Close the gap in education between developed and developing countries, high and low-income families, and rural and urban areas
- Create equal access to digital literacy to democratize use of and ensure appropriate applications of ICTs
- Promote decent jobs for youth, encourage youth entrepreneurship to create jobs in the community that fill community-identified needs, and promote innovation
- Diminish poverty in the Philippines in alignment with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 1.
Our Approach - H.A.C.K.
(T) Teach computer programming, typing, and entrepreneurship skills to rural high school students living in poverty;
(E) Empower students to leverage computer programming to solve the challenges of their respective communities, pursue careers in the IT sector, and break the cycle of poverty;
(C) Connect Filipino high school students to mentors in the IT industry;
(H) Hack IT solutions to community problems at an annual Innovation Summit in collaboration with high school students, college students, and IT companies.