Barangay Barucboc, Quezon, May 30, 2024 – the Institute of Information and Communication Technology (IICT) of Isabela State University – Roxas Campus conducted a “Training on Computer Literacy” for local officials and health workers of Barangay Barucboc, Quezon.

Barangay Captain Hon. Rolando P. Marcos warmly welcomed the extension proponents, including Dr. Januard D. Dagdag, Campus Director for Extension & Training Services; Dr. Janet P. Cunanan, Campus Director for Research & Development and IICT Extension and Training Services Coordinator; Dr. Ma. Valen D. Alzate, IICT Program Chairperson; Engr. Mary Jane C. Baniqued, Mr. Joemar C. Tisado, Mr. Mac John Quiming, and Mr. Yosev Peter R. Marte, IICT faculty members; as well as Mr. Ryan James Suguitan and Mr. Ariel George Pira, IICT students.

Dr. Cunanan led the training session, which included hands-on activities where participants learned how to operate computers. The training focused on the practical use of Microsoft applications, with the participants directly engaging with the computers brought by the IICT faculty members and assisted by the extension and training team.

Participants included Barangay officials, Barangay Health Workers (BHWs), and Barangay Nutrition Scholars (BNSs). This initiative was in response to a request from Barangay Captain Hon. Rolando P. Marcos and was approved by Dr. Rosalyn L. Bautista, Campus Administrator of Isabela State University – Roxas.

The training marks a crucial step in improving the digital literacy of community leaders and health workers, equipping them with essential computer skills to enhance their administrative and health-related tasks. This initiative contributes to SDG 4: Quality Education and SDG 16: Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions. By empowering local officials and health workers with digital skills, the training supports inclusive and equitable quality education and strengthens institutions by enhancing their capacity to deliver better services and governance.