In the face of historic setbacks in education, schools around the world are getting smarter with technology, harnessing its power to close learning gaps caused by the pandemic and meet the diverse needs of students.
PHINMA Education has accomplished this goal, quickly forging its digital future to empower its learners to continue their education amid learning disruptions through its collaboration with Globe.
Through its enterprise arm, Globe customized a mobile plan, referred to as Globe PHINMA Educ Exclusive, enabling PHINMA Education to develop a hybrid learning system that efficiently combines printed modules with remote virtual coaching.
This exclusive mobile package is powered by Globe Load Up, a mobile loading solution that lets schools send data allocations to students, faculty, and staff conveniently, with automated bulk sending and convenient top-up, manage their connectivity, distribute internet load to students, faculty and staff, and provide data allocations for learning apps like Google Workspace, YouTube for Learning, Facebook Messenger and Microsoft Office 365.
The initiative allowed enrolled students to keep pace with changes in the way they learn as the organization embraced technology that ensures the continuity of quality education.
“Our partnership with Globe Business gave us the support we needed to navigate a difficult period in education while remaining true to our mission to serve underprivileged students and help improve their chances of completing their education and finding employment,” said Christopher Tan, Country Head of PHINMA Education Philippines.
PHINMA Education, a fast-growing network of academic institutions in Southeast Asia, operates nine schools in the Philippines and one in Indonesia under a brand of education that is responsive to the needs, resources, and aspirations of first-generation college students from low-income households.
In 2020, they introduced two learning systems—Flex Learning, which allowed students to return to school once the government eased pandemic protocols, and Remote and Distance Learning (RaD Learning), an entirely home-based learning setup. Both programs relied on printed materials and strong teacher and peer support through mobile data.
PHINMA Education tapped Globe for its mobile solutions to ensure that no student gets left behind, especially with 70 percent of pupils lacking access to connectivity at home, according to Tan, and to bolster communication between teachers and learners.
“Globe continues to support the education sector with customized solutions that will help them transform digitally and ensure continued delivery of quality learning. The personalized services we offer to them come from our deep understanding of their unique needs to meet their goals and adapt to an era that revolves around digitalization,” said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President for Business Strategy and Marketing for Globe Business, Enterprise Group.
Globe is a staunch advocate of quality education, which is one of the 10 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that the company remains committed to support.
To know more about Globe Business’ sustainability efforts in education, visit our website.