Globe and PHINMA Education: Forging a Brighter Future for Filipino Students through Free Mobile Data
PHOTO CAPTION: (L-R) Meanne Quiamao (VP for Corporate and International Sales, Globe Business, Enterprise Group), Christopher Tan (Philippines COO, PHINMA Education), Peter Maquera (SVP for Globe Business, Enterprise Group), Dr. Emon Reyes (Philippines Country Head, PHINMA Education), Ramon del Rosario, Jr. (Chairman of PHINMA Education, President and CEO of PHINMA Corporation), Ernest Cu (Globe Telecom President & CEO), and Dr. Chito Salazar (President & CEO, PHINMA Education).
Through its alliance with Globe, PHINMA Education, a fast-growing network of schools in Southeast Asia, makes quality education accessible for Filipino students from underserved communities by providing them with free mobile data to overcome the challenges of online learning.
Globe created a customized mobile package for PHINMA Education students to maximize their remote learning experience. The monthly package comes with open-access data allotment and data allotment for Facebook and YouTube, enabling students to stay connected to teachers and peers while also being able to use different online materials that are essential to their learning.
"We knew that our market would be challenged on several fronts when it came to distance learning. Limited access to the internet is one of the main issues for our students. We realized that their success primarily comes from support from the school, their peers, and teachers," said Dr. Raymundo "Emon" Reyes, PHINMA Education Philippine Country Head.
Instilling Positive Change in Students through the Power of Connectivity
PHINMA Education owns and operates nine schools in the Philippines—PHINMA Araullo University, PHINMA Cagayan de Oro College, PHINMA University of Pangasinan, PHINMA University of Iloilo, Southwestern University PHINMA in Cebu City, PHINMA Saint Jude College in Manila, PHINMA Republican College in Quezon City, PHINMA Rizal College of Laguna, and PHINMA Union College of Laguna. The organization also manages one school in West Java, Indonesia through Horizon Education.
With its partnership with Globe, PHINMA Education has received a slew of positive feedback from its students on social media, praising the institution for the additional support it extends beyond just teaching.
Reyes shared, "Our students feel that there is empathy in the difficulties they go through with the changes brought about by the pandemic. We are happy to know that our alliance with Globe has helped our students adjust and cope with the challenges of distance learning this year.”
As students transform their homes into places for learning, PHINMA Education's partnership with Globe provides value-laden connectivity, making learning delivery more efficient as the society moves to a normalized remote learning set-up in the education space.
"The more support we get from partners who have the technology and capabilities to connect people, the more opportunities we can provide to the Filipino youth. More importantly, finding partners who share in our values of community building encourages us to come up with more solutions and possibilities to influence positive changes, one student at a time," added Reyes.
Free Access to Education to Uplift the Filipino Youth
Globe has also committed to prioritizing affordable access to connectivity for all Filipinos; bringing world-class digital education solutions to schools, and advocating for effective learning even at home. In line with this, the telco giant has given Globe and TM customers free data to multiple online learning platforms.
- DepEd Commons contains online review materials and open educational resources authored by public school teachers who are subject matter experts.
- PHL CHED Connect features higher education course materials in text, media, and other digital assets that are useful for teaching, learning, and research purposes.
- Globe eLibrary, gives K-to-12 students, educators, and parents nationwide free and quick access to hundreds of ebooks and videos provided by the DepEd and other sources.
"As a strong advocate of quality education, Globe is pushing for digital learning by providing top-notch connectivity to learners and teachers. In addition, we are constantly building innovative digital solutions, which are crucial in helping more Filipinos adapt to the current times," said Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, Enterprise Group.
The company strongly supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly UN SDG No. 4 on the provision of quality education and UN SDG No. 9, which highlights the roles of infrastructure and innovation as crucial drivers of economic growth and development. Globe is committed to upholding the 10 United Nations Global Compact principles and 10 UN SDGs.
Discover Globe’s suite of digital tools and solutions for education at www.globe.com.ph/education.