Gearing up Internet Literacy Access for Students, also known as the GILAS project, is an initiative in the Philippines whose goal is to provide Internet access to all public high school students in the Philippines. Today there are 2,720 schools in the Philippines connected to the Internet, out of a total of 6,519 public high schools; the participants of the GILAS project, mainly corporations and non-profit institutions, helped to make tthat happen. Specifically, in the Compostela Valley province of the Philippines, GILAS has already helped connect six out of 56 high schools.
In early June, the Compostela Valley provincial government, in partnership with the department of Education and the Azala Foundation, turned over eleven server computers complete with printers and Local Area Network peripherals in order to implement the GILAS project in an additional 25 schools in the region. Currently, 3,799 schools remain to be conneted to the World Wide Web.
(Sources: Manila Bulletin Publishing Corporation and GILAS)