PASO Empowers Members Through Technology
By Marina Velmin
In April and May 2011, complimentary computer classes were conducted every Tuesday evening at 6:30 – 8:00PM at the Philippine Cultural & Civic Center. The classes were open to Filipino women residing in the community. This was made possible by a grant provided by the US Department of Justice to empower Asian women.
The Philippine American Society of Ohio (PASO), in partnership with Asian Services in Action, Inc. collaborated to provide laptops and financial assistance to complete the project. Retired physician Jorge Jandi taught the computer classes weekly.
Due to popular demand, those who were unable to attend the computer classes last April & May were able to do so in November and December of 2011. There were be a total of 6 computer sessions with Dr. Jorge Jandi once again conducting the classes. Everyone was encouraged to bring their own laptops to allow beginners use of the ones provided at the center.
Emphasis was placed on introducing basic computer technology.