/ 17 November 2020

GLOBE At Home has started to carry out its pledge to support public schools by donating 2,000 modems to selected teachers who need strong connections to be able to teach.

From September 1-30, for every Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi unit sold on Lazada , P100 was donated to help provide the modems under its WiFi2TEACH program.

The distribution of modems started in August.

“Our public school teachers are working twice as hard to make sure that learning continues for their students despite this new set-up. Strong connectivity is really important for them to perform their duties and we are thankful for Globe’s WiFi2Teach program for providing free modems that they can use to conduct online classes, create learning materials, and supervise their students,” Abraham Abanil, a director at DepEd, said.

Beneficiary schools consider the WiFi2Teach program pivotal to their operations.

“These Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi that we received are essential and very helpful to facilitate remote distance learning and lead both parents and pupils to explore more relevant information suited to their self-learning modules and supplemental materials,” said Bagong Silang Elementary School Head Teacher III Rainiel Victor Crisologo.

Globe At Home will expand its WiFi2TEACH advocacy in partnership with Ayala Foundation to include select public school students nominated by the Department of Education as beneficiaries.

The effort will also now be applicable to every Globe At Home Prepaid WiFi unit sold from the Globe Shop and Globe’s official store on Shopee and Lazada from November 1-December 31, 2020.

“We are happy to be part of a program that enables teachers and students to thrive in this extraordinary time. We are grateful for the support that our customers have given us to successfully carry out this project,” Barbie Dapul, vice president and head of marketing for Globe At Home, said.

Aside from the WiFi2Teach program, Globe also launched its eLibrary platform with the Department of Education.

It has been working with the department to support various skills development programs for teachers nationwide.

“DepEd’s partnership and collaboration with the public and private  sectors are  very important to ensure that quality basic education will continue despite the challenges posed by Covid19.  We are truly grateful to all our partners especially to Globe and Ayala Foundation for providing connectivity assistance to help us upskill and reskill our teachers in order to realize the much-needed reforms in basic education even during the pandemic,” DepEd Undersecretary Tonisito Umali said.