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|Edmon Chung, CEO of DotAsia|
The NetMission Ambassadors Program (also known as NetMission.Asia) is a program facilitated by DotAsia, in which local students volunteer to help educate specific groups about the Internet. Each year, 20-25 students are selected to take part in a comprehensive training program, including workshops, seminars, site visits and exchange programs, while preparing community projects or events that raise awareness and bring positive change to the internet community in Asia.
The NetMission Ambassadors attend ICANN Meetings, IGF, and APNIC meetings, among others. In March 2011, Richard Cheng, on behalf of NetMission.Asia, submitted an application to ICANN for the organization to become an At-Large Structure. The application was approved.
The motivation behind the NetMission program is that the Internet has become integral to mainstream media and business relations, and the adoption of internet usage has the potential to radically improve one's quality of life by facilitating new opportunities in education, employment, and socio-economic development. As the socio-economic gap ever widening, it is becoming increasingly important to try to bring Internet access and usage to those who do not have it.
Their projects target every age group, from children, to youth, to the middle aged and the elderly.