Globe, UP Virata School of Business Partner to Support Marginalized Students in Remote Learning
Issues concerning the education sector have been magnified with the shift to distance learning. With face-to-face classes still not allowed, students rely on digital devices and the internet to download learning materials and attend synchronous online classes. These can prove to be a challenge to some more than others, given the inequality in students’ access to connectivity.
As part of its commitment to ensure that no student gets left behind in this transition, Globe lends a helping hand to different learning institutions all over the country to recreate the way students learn. Recently, the UP Virata School of Business (VSB) was able to aid its students with their connectivity needs in partnership with Globe myBusiness.
Globe myBusiness donated 200 prepaid SIM cards and 400 pieces of P500 call cards to the UPVSB.
"These SIM cards and phone loads will be distributed to our marginalized students who encounter difficulty in their remote learning access. There will be a portion to be allotted for students who participate in the projects of the College," said UPVSB Dean Joel Tan-Torres.
Students can register to Go50 to do their schoolwork and attend online classes with ease. It comes with 5GB of open access data; 1GB of data for GoLEARN apps that include YouTube Learning, Wikipedia, Google Suite, CourseHero, Canva, WhatsApp, Telegram, and Spotify; 1 GB of free GoWiFi access; and unlimited texts to all networks. The promo is valid for 3 days and even comes with a free 3-month subscription to Shaw Academy. For longer validity, Globe also offers Go70 for Students that has the same features as the Go50 but is valid for 5 days.
“Globe myBusiness has been steadfast in assisting learning institutions ever since the onset of the pandemic, which affected the education sector gravely. Through webinars and donations like this, we hope to be of help when it comes to the connectivity needs of students so that they can continue their learning from home,” Mark Arthur Abalos, Segment Head for Education, Globe myBusiness .
#Recreate. The way we learn.
By bridging teachers to information and technology that enable continuous learning, especially during times of crisis, Globe continues to prove itself an invaluable partner in promoting 21st Century Learning and in improving resilience in education.
Learn more about our offers at https://www.globe.com.ph/business/sme/education-offers.html