Empowerment Group Dates
D.I.T.O.'s Progressive Thinkers program desires to strengthen and promote education and individual purpose. It is this programs function to provide the community with resources needed to excel occupationally. Progressive Thinkers inititatives include "life skills/empowerment training" and "literacy & computer" services to equip individuals for the job force. We believe in strengthening human capitol to encourage entreprenership and competitive employment.
What Is Empowerment?
To empower someone means to promote their self-actualization or influence. To assist the realization or fulfillment of one's talents and potentialities, especially considered as a drive or need present in everyone.
Why is Empowerment Important?
“Self-actualization” represents a concept derived from Humanistic psychological theory and, specifically, from the theory created by Abraham Maslow. Self-actualization, according to Maslow, represents growth of an individual toward fulfillment of the highest needs; those for meaning in life. Even when all a persons needs are satisfied, they still often (if not always) expect that a new discontent and restlessness will soon develop, unless the individual is doing what he is fitted for. A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately happy. What a man can be, he must be. This need we may call self-actualization.
When a person is "doing" what they "feel" they are "purposed" to do, they are most productive!!
DITO believes that progressive communities consist of individuals who are empowered in self actualization. It is apart of our mission to point people to becoming who they feel is their better self!
Literacy & Computers
What Is Literacy ?
Literacy is the ability to read, view, write, design, speak and listen in a way that allows you to communicate effectively. The power of literacy lies not just in the ability to read and write, but rather in a person’s capacity to apply these skills to effectively connect, interpret and discern the intricacies of the world in which they live.
Why is Literacy Important to DITO?
Literacy is often thought of as something that happens in school, yet low levels of functional literacy of adults are also a major concern.Low literacy levels have a significant impact on the health, education and employment opportunities of workers and are connected to lower salaries, lower employment rates, poor health and housing, crime and poverty.The question of how workers will be able to navigate the changing employment landscape with low literacy levels is an important one. We also need to strengthen our training opportunities through Technical And Further Education and the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system for workers seeking to transition from manufacturing and unskilled labour to the new working economy. At the same time, the question of how we are preparing students in our schools for the new work order also bears serious consideration.
Literacy is more than reading, its navigating through today's technical world successfully!!
Digital literacy includes skills such as coding, data synthesis and manipulation, as well as the design, use and management of computerised, digital and automated systems. Success in the new work order requires these skills alongside lateral thinking, innovation, problem-solving, collaboration and entrepreneurship. Add these to the traditional literacy skills of reading and writing and you have a very complex picture of what literacy is.