IN today’s digital age, reliable and high-speed connectivity has become essential to effective education, as students and teachers need Internet access to engage in various online learning activities and resources.
But many schools in underserved areas still struggle with connectivity issues. To address this challenge, Globe is supporting the Department of Education’s (DepEd) MATATAG Agenda, which aims to improve the delivery of basic education facilities and services in far-flung places in the country.
The telco firm recently donated 100 Home Prepaid WiFi units to DepEd. These were distributed to various schools in Ilocos Region and the Cordillera Administrative Region.
Globe Home Prepaid WiFi offers budget-friendly yet fast and reliable internet access. By bringing technology and the Internet closer to teachers and students, Globe is helping facilitate better and more efficient learning.
High-speed Internet connectivity allows teachers and students to access digital textbooks and multimedia learning resources, as well as engage in collaborative web-based activities. The online linkage provides students with a more comprehensive and meaningful education and supports the development of critical digital literacy skills necessary for 21st Century success.
“Globe hopes to contribute to the achievement of the MATATAG Agenda and make a positive impact on the lives of students and teachers in CAR and Region 1,” said Globe Group chief sustainability and corporate communications officer Yoly Crisanto. “We are committed to continuing…efforts to improve Internet connectivity in schools across the Philippines and provide quality education for all.”
The MATATAG Agenda has four critical components: making the curriculum relevant to produce competent and job-ready citizens, accelerating the delivery of basic education facilities and services, giving support to teachers to teach better, as well as strengthening partnerships and collaborations of the education sector with other sectors.
Globe’s involvement in the DepEd program shows its dedication to ensure that every student has an equal chance to succeed, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographical location. Through its efforts of enhancing Internet connectivity in schools, the telco helps create more chances for students to access quality education and develop critical digital literacy skills.