Connectivity in education
Reliable and high-speed connectivity has become an essential component of practical education in the digital age, as students and teachers need access to the internet 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 MATATAG Agenda, which aims to improve the delivery of basic education facilities and services in far-flung places in the country.
The company recently donated 100 Home Prepaid WiFi units to DepEd, distributed to various schools in the Cordillera Administrative Region and Region 1. 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 and engage in collaborative online activities.
This provides students with a more comprehensive and meaningful education and supports the development of critical digital literacy skills necessary for success in the 21st century.
“Globe hopes to contribute to the achievement of the MATATAG Agenda and positively impact the lives of students and teachers in CAR and Region 1. Globe is committed to improving internet connectivity in schools across the Philippines and providing quality education for all,” said Globe Group Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer Yoly Crisanto.
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, supporting teachers to teach better, and strengthening partnerships and collaborations of the education sector with other sectors.
This is aligned with Globe’s commitment to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, including SDG No. 4, which advocates for equitable access to quality education and tools for digital upskilling.
Globe’s involvement in the DepEd program shows its dedication to ensuring every student has an equal chance to succeed, regardless of socioeconomic status or geographical location. Through its efforts to enhance internet connectivity in schools, Globe helps create more opportunities for students to access quality education and develop critical digital literacy skills.
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