Technology: The misunderstood necessity

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There are a lot of misconceptions about the role that technology plays in the fight against poverty. The truth is tech of all kinds is no longer a luxury in the world’s poorest places. It’s a growing necessity.

In the latest video from our Global Poverty Perspectives series, we introduce you to Josie and Jhon, a mother and son from the Philippines. Please join them as they share their insights about the value and importance of technology that’s as simple as a secondhand TV.

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Now that it’s the rainy season, it’s quite dangerous because it’s the typhoon season again. We keep ourselves updated with weather developments by watching TV.”
- Jhon, 14, the Philippines

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Your compassion helps create positive change

Thanks to support from friends like you, families who lack access to technology can receive much-needed assistance. Life-changing resources like computer labs and libraries are also available. And your gifts even help promote digital literacy that prepares children and youth for secondary education and the workforce. These are just a few of the many ways your compassion has the power to change lives!

See all the videos in our Global Poverty Perspectives Video Insider Series


What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

Oct 13, 2022

I think it's a wonderful idea .Will be a great learning tool. How much in dollars would a second-hand T.V. cost ??? Norm Wiedrick.

Oct 13, 2022

Yes, I agree! What is the cost for these tv's? Susan

Oct 21, 2022

Thank you so much for your desire to purchase a tv! There has been a great response from sponsors, but it’s a bit more complicated as we have to ensure the family has electricity and costs can vary from country to country. If you’d like to see about providing funds for a tv for your sponsored child’s family, please contact the Care Team.

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