Adaptech is a non-profit organization founded by Sancho Syquia in 2020. While interacting with teenagers from orphanages in his tenth-grade school outreach program, Sancho witnessed the disparity in Filipino students' access to technology. The image of 30 kids crowded around a single computer screen struck him; he realized that the world was growing more tech-centered, yet many Filipinos lacked the means to adapt. This realization prompted him to find ways to improve technological access and skills, especially in underserved local communities. From there, he assembled a team of students to form Adaptech.
Adaptech strives to make the future accessible to everyone via two main initiatives: (1) Adapteach and (2) Adaptware. First, Adapteach equips students with the skills needed to thrive in a rapidly digitalizing world by conducting workshops on GSuite, online safety, research, and coding. Second, Adaptware provides computer learning equipment to students who need them most. To promote sustainability and reduce e-waste, Adaptech sources and refurbishes used devices from companies undergoing hardware upgrades rather than purchasing new ones.
Adaptech prides itself on empowering the Filipino youth through technology, one computer at a time. Its core values—transparency, empathy, competence, and hope—are anchored by our mission to provide the necessary technological access, skills, and opportunities for Filipino students to adapt to the fast-paced digitalizing world. Adaptech not only seeks to bridge the gap in access to technology but also seeks to make an impact.
Our mission is to provide the necessary technological access, skills, and opportunities for Filipino students to adapt to the fast-paced digitalizing world.
We envision a technologically proficient Philippines where all Filipino youth are empowered to succeed in an increasingly tech-centered economy.