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Lenovo recognizes GO2 Virtualahan as Outstanding Tech Visionary in TAYO Awards

By Ciara Alarcon - on 9 Mar 2017, 1:01pm

Lenovo recognizes GO2 Virtualahan as Outstanding Tech Visionary in TAYO Awards

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Lenovo named GO2 Virtualahan, an online virtual school for PWDs, as an Outstanding Tech Visionary at the recently concluded 14th Ten Accomplished Youth Organizations (TAYO) Awards. The said award is given to the youth organization that has the most meaningful project addressing key issues such as employment inequality, education disparity, illiteracy, and poverty through the innovative use of technology.

A social enterprise based in Davao City, GO2 helps people who can’t get a job because of their medical condition, disabilities, or former life. The organization would turn them into skilled home-based professionals to work online as virtual assistants.

“We have taken advantage of the power of technology, the Internet, and the growing outsourcing industry here in the Philippines to fulfill our mission, which is to promote inclusive and sustainable employment by leveraging ICT so people can work online,” Ryan Gersava, Founder and President of GO2 Virtualahan, Inc., said.

“We are helping all kinds of people who are facing employment challenges because of their current condition or former life — people who are visually or orthopedically impaired, or have dwarfism or Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy, or are former drug addicts,” Gersava added.

GO2 already garnered support from various international organizations and they also have trainers coming from the United States, China, Germany, Norway, and the United Kingdom.

Lenovo has been the technology partner of TAYO since 2012.