“We always seek innovative ways to provide holistic intervention that could bridge the gaps and tackle challenges faced by our public school teachers and students, to enable the delivery of quality education despite uncertain times,” said Yoly Crisanto, chief sustainability officer and SVP for Corporate Communications at Globe.
The Ayala-led telco is providing connectivity and communication tools, online teacher training, learning platforms and affordable products and services to help teachers and students in public schools, access and navigate the digital learning space.
In support of the Department of Education’s Basic Education Learning Continuity Plan, Oplan Balik Eskwela and Brigada Eskwela (BE) programs, Globe has equipped over 67,000 public school teachers and students nationwide since the onset of the pandemic with P34 million worth of load and sim cards.
Globe has distributed over 13,000 units of Home Prepaid WiFis and pocket WiFis and 2,000 Home Prepaid WiFi kits to different partner schools to help teachers deliver online learning modules.
Aside from connectivity tools, Globe allows all teachers and students to access, download, and consume hundreds of ebooks and e-learner videos through Globe eLibrary (https://globeelibrary.ph/) and DepEd Commons (https://commons.deped.gov.ph/), a website which contains online review materials and Open Educational Resources authored by public school teachers who are subject matter experts, for free using their Globe or TM mobile accounts.
“Globe Telecom’s partnership with DepEd has created a huge impact in the lives of the Filipino young learners, teachers and parents as they continue to embrace the challenges of the new normal in education,”said Atty. Tonisito M.C. Umali, DepEd Undersecretary for Legislative Affairs, External Partnerships and Project Management Service.