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Remote learning: Phinma Education tap Globe to provide mobile data to students

As schools turn to online learning amid the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, Del Rosario-led Phinma Education has partnered with Globe to help narrow the digital divide.

“Education must continue regardless of the situation and challenges that lie ahead. We believe that every Filipino student, especially those who have the determination to learn but don’t have the financial resources to do so, should have access to quality education,” said Raymundo P. Reyes, PHINMA Education Philippines country head.

Students from PHINMA Araullo University in Nueva Ecija and PHINMA Cagayan de Oro College will benefit from the FlexLearning@PHINMAEd program.

Each student will be given mobile data to access apps designed to make remote learning more efficient such as Hangouts, Viber, WhatsApp, Zoom, GSuite, Office 365, Canva, Canvas, and Course Hero.

While e-learning is the more popular option for schools in the country, PHINMA Education opted for a flexible learning structure that maximizes mobile data, often the primary means for students from underserved communities to access the internet.

“With where education is heading in the long run, now is the right time to put digital solutions to work, and sustain the advantages it has to offer,” said Peter Maquer, SVP for Globe Business.

Aside from mobile data, Globe is set to help PHINMA equip its Nueva Ecija and Cagayan de Oro campuses with internet connectivity and digital payment facilities.

Upon the resumption of face-to-face classes, PHINMA Education will have already established its iLearn Zones powered by Globe internet hotspots through GoWiFi.

Phinma Education is a unit of conglomerate Phinma Corp., which has interests in property development, hospitality, and construction materials. It owns and operates seven schools across country and manages one in Karawang, West Java, Indonesia.

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