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The Text2Teach presentation booth at the AMFIE 2013 Gallery Walk. Representing Text2Teach are Ayala Foundation Inc. Senior Program Manager Dino Abellanosa and Globe Telecom Senior Specialist for Corporate Social Responsibility Miguel Bermundo.
Innovative learning system Text2Teachwas featured as one of the exemplary ICT innovations for education in the recent Asia-Pacific Ministerial Forum on ICT in Education (AMFIE) 2013 organized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).
"Less than 10 projects, representing the best practices in the region, were selected to participate in the AMFIE Gallery Walk, withText2Teach included among the selected projects. We are proud of Text2Teach and also of Globe for being the only telecommunications organization present in the forum and recognized for its involvement in the Text2Teach project," said Fernando Esguerra, OIC, Globe Corporate Social Responsibility.
During the AMFIE 2013 held in Wuzhou Guest House in Shenzhen, China and attended by a total of 27 UN member states, key players from the region were invited to showcase successfully implemented ICT in Education innovations through a Gallery Walk, a discussion platform where booths and presentation boards are setup at the Forum.
The move was in line with AMFIE's objective to raise awareness and initiate focused reflection on key issues and concerns on ICT for education as well as future activities on the application of ICT to achieve education for all.
AMFIE is an annual platform for policy-level knowledge exchange and dialogue. The Forum showcases a number of promising ICT innovations and experiences in developing, adapting and/or monitoring ICT in Education policies and practices in countries at different development levels.
Text2Teach is a mobile learning package which uses a smartphone and a specialized SIM card to download comprehensive educational videos of Math, Science, English, and Values Education subjects for 5th and 6th grade students. Itutilizes Globe Telecom'smobile network to allow teachers even in remote areas to access educational materials to supplement their lessons. So far, Text2Teach has been deployed to 816 Philippine public elementary schools, and has served 309,672 students and trained 2,617 teachers across 14 provinces, 15 cities, and 26 municipalities.
The project is being implemented by theText2Teach alliancecomposed of Nokia, Globe, Pearson Foundation, Ayala Foundation, Toshiba and Department of Education.
Text2Teach is one of the projects under the iAccess pillar of Globe CSRwhich advocates quality education and social services for all.