Globe Telecom has announced that it has donated 1,000 Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi modems to support of DepEd’s Distance Learning program.
Globe At Home’s donation of 1,000 prepaid WiFi modems is part of its WiFi2Teach program to help DepEd equip selected public school teachers with connectivity, enabling them to teach through online platforms despite the current global health crisis. WiFi2Teach is also part of the telco’s ongoing efforts and contribution under the Brigada ng Ayala – Ayala Group of Companies’ group-wide participation in the DepEd’s Oplan Balik Eskwela (OBE) and Brigada Eskwela (BE) programs.
“The migration to digital learning poses a lot of challenges for us at DepEd and most especially to public schools and teachers who commonly have limited access to the Internet and online learning tools,” shared Abraham Abanil, Director at DepEd. “With Globe’s WiFi2Teach program, we can gradually address these challenges and help more public educational institutions and teachers to become more adapted to the new normal of remote, online learning for the upcoming academic year.”
“The new normal has compelled all of us to transform our households to centers of productivity and learning,” shared Barbie Dapul, Vice President and Head of Marketing for Globe At Home. “WiFi2Teach is designed to assist public school teachers in carrying out their work and duty of teaching students remotely. Like our partners from DepED, we advocate for quality, accessible, and relevant education to help uplift the lives of more Filipinos as we continue accelerating the country’s digital transformation.”
Individuals may also extend help to teachers, even at home, by buying a Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi modem from Globe’s official store on Lazada LazMall. For every purchase, PHP 100 will be donated to fund the need for internet connection of public school teachers. Interested customers may purchase a modem and support the program until September 15, 2020.
Back in April, Globe has also launched its Globe eLibrary platform with DepEd to give K-to-12 students, educators, and parents around the country free and quick access to hundreds of ebooks and educational videos.