In early 2017, ASSIST Asia, a local non-profit organisation focussed on achieving social impact through sustainable practices, brought #DQEveryChild to the Philippines by helping schools conduct pilots of the DQ World programme. ASSIST then helped raise greater awareness by presenting the DQ framework at their DigiBayanihan event, as well as by featuring DQ thought-pieces in their IMPACT social innovation publication. In October of the same year, the organisation invited other schools in Manila to join the DQ Screen Time Study as a possible segue into the DQWorld programme.
Woohoo Learning Lab, a team of educational innovators passionate about using technology to enhance learning within and beyond the classroom, also helped propel #DQEveryChild into greater awareness in October 2017 at the InnovatED Conference that drew over 200 K-12 educators and thought-leaders from various countries. Following the conference, Woohoo reached out to several schools within their network to help jump-start participation in the DQ Screen Time Study.
The institute also worked with Globe Telecom’s efforts to increase digital citizenship. Recognising the need to engage schools from other backgrounds and languages, Globe worked together with the Department of Education (DepEd) to translate the Study into two local Filipino languages – Tagalog and Cebuano – and bring the Study to 12 more Filipino schools as part of their Global Filipino Schools (GFS) programme.
Junior Achievement Asia Pacific, including Junior Achievement Philippines, who seek to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in the global economy, together made an important contribution to the the DQ Study by involving several additional schools.
Thanks to the contributions of all partners, over 5,000 students were reached and all schools that achieved sufficient student respondents have received a free DQ Screen Time Report – giving insight on how they can improve their digital citizenship and, in turn, will serve as a a starting point for the implementation of the DQ World programme in 2018.