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CARL KERVIN SAPUNGAN

VIA22 APAC

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Challenge

The indigenous people’s poverty remains a vicious cycle such as the Mangyans being deprived of the benefits of technology not just for education or learning but also for advancing their ways of life. Mangyans remain to have no access to technology such as the internet, all the more that they will remain in poverty. Schools nowadays require students to utilize technology for online research and for students to display computer skills and all these skills define their success in school particularly this time of pandemic and this need for learning online extends for lifelong learning. Thus, if indigenous people will have no access to technology for digital literacy, their learning will be hampered that will affect their opportunities to graduate in college and get a good job that may lift them up from poverty.