FSSI’s Digital Bayanihan, a digital lifeline for pandemic-hit SEs

COVID-19 has accelerated digital platforms as businesses and consumers alike seek alternatives to adjust to the restrictions on travel and mobility brought by the pandemic. In line with this, the Foundation for a Sustainable Society, Inc. (FSSI) identified 15 of its social enterprise (SE) partners to join “Digital Bayanihan,” a capacity building effort that aims to help them fast track their digitalization efforts to continue to deliver services amidst the pandemic and enhance enterprise growth.  

The program was a product of a survey on the information and communications technology (ICT) capacity of FSSI partners last May, at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The beneficiaries were also prioritized based on the results of the said survey. 

It includes a three-month online asynchronous training on the use of a computer, social media marketing, and legal considerations for micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs). The partner SEs are provided a laptop loaded with the training modules, pocket Wi-Fi and a Microsoft 365 license. As of now, the partners are completing the modules. 

Read the Inquirer’s feature on FSSI’s Digital Bayanihan, as well as other support programs on digital transformation available for pandemic-hit MSMEs here.