Submitted by: Brotherhood of Destiny Inc. (BROOD)
Implemented country: Philippines
Title: BROOD Youth and Information Technology Center
The BROOD Youth and Information Technology Center is a new way to utilize an existing and easy-to-handle IT-based business technology. The concept uses the setup of an internet café, utilize its income-generating capacity, and translate this into skills development and training as well as project support for both environmental and sustainable development initiatives. The project will be utilized both offline (internet café, skills training and development) and online (website support, cyber-advocacy) to complement new and existing environmental and sustainable development initiatives while helping youth volunteers to take care of their own needs. The project trains youth, particularly those who are categorized as dropouts, and equips them with skills and know-how in Information Technology; in turn they will then train other youths.