• Connected Women Trains Underskilled Women in AI for Free in Partnership with UN Women

  • (Manila, Philippines, July 6) With the Philippines bracing itself for the impact of artificial intelligence (AI), one social impact tech startup is making sure that Filipino women are prepared for the inevitable changes.

     

    Philippines-based startup Connected Women creates opportunities for both skilled and underskilled women by training them to be data annotators, which are considered to be essential in any program that uses AI.

     

    Labeling and categorizing images can earn data annotators around P500 per day, depending on their output. This is more than what many Filipino women earn in the informal economy due to lack of education or access to decent jobs. Outside NCR, the minimum wage ranges from P200 to P400 a day.

     

    The training is part of the #WomenRiseAboveCovid program in partnership with the joint EU-UN Women program WeEmpowerAsia. This initiative is one of two tracks with the other focused on helping women business owners during and beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

     

    Founder Gina Romero said that the reputation of Filipinos for being hard working will help us stand out in this fast-growth market.

     

    “As long as we keep advocating for the training, the tools, the knowledge, and the awareness about these types of opportunities, I think this industry will surely grow,” Romero said

     

    Connected Women plans to train 200 women by the end of the year and 1,000 more by next year. As an advocate of technology and the opportunities that platforms like Connected Women create, Romero believes that technology can be empowering for women at all levels.

     

    “Technology is a game-changer for women and providing access to remote and flexible work means having a choice between staying in the workforce or being forced to drop out.”


    Who can join ELEVATE-AIDA? (Sino ang pwedeng sumali sa ELEVATE-AIDA?)

    If you:

    • Are female, 18 years old and above (Babae, labing walong (18) taong gulang pataas) 
       
    • Have basic English skills (reading and writing) (May kakayahang magbasa at magsulat sa wikang Ingles) 
       
    • Know how to use a smartphone or a computer (Marunong gumamit ng cellphone o computer) 
       
    • Have working knowledge of Facebook and Messenger; know how to watch videos on YouTube (Gumagamit ng Facebook, Messenger, o nanonood ng bidyo sa YouTube) 
       
    • Have a high school diploma (Nakapagtapos ng high school) 
       
    • Are willing to learn new technology skills (Nais matuto ng bagong kaalaman sa larangan ng agham at teknolohiya) 
       
    • Have a high level of self-discipline and are reliable (May disiplina, malakas ng loob, at maasahan) 
       
    • Have the desire to work (Nais magtrabaho)
     

    This program also prioritizes women from the following segments (Ang programang ito ay nagbibigay prayoridad sa mga kababaihan na kabilang sa mga sumusunod):

    1. High school graduate with no income opportunities (High school graduate na walang oportunidad na makapagtrabaho) 
       
    2. Full-time mom who wants to work from home, with or without previous work experience (Mga ina ng tahanan na nais makapagtrabaho habang nasa bahay lamang, maaaring nakapagtrabaho na o hindi) 
       
    3. Single mother with no income opportunities (Mga single mothers na nais magtrabaho habang nasa bahay lamang at walang oportunidad upang kumita) 
       
    4. Working student (Mga estudyante na nais magtrabaho para matustusan ang pag-aaral nila) 
       
    5. Person with disability 
       
    6. COVID-displaced worker (Mga dating worker na nawalan ng trabaho dahil sa epekto ng COVID) 
       
    7. Senior citizen 
       
    8. Home helper (Mga kasambahay na nais magtrabaho upang pandagdag sa kanilang kita para sa pamilya) 
       
    9. Displaced or former OFW (Mga dating OFW na hindi na makapaghanap ng trabaho sa labas ng bansa dahil sa epekto ng COVID)
  • For more information about the ELEVATE AIDA Program, see the infographic below

    (Basahin ang infographic para malaman kung ano ang kinakailangan para makasama sa programang ito,)

  • For more information about the ELEVATE AIDA Program, see the infographic below

    (Basahin ang infographic para malaman kung ano ang kinakailangan para makasama sa programang ito,)

  • If you think you are qualified and
    are interested to join the program

    (Kung para sa iyo itong programang ito:)

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