/ 28 August 2020

GLOBE Telecom has provided connectivity and communications assistance to more than 760 trainees and scholars of the Philippine Business for Education and the Foundation for Professional Training Inc. to enable them to transition to digital and distance learning beginning this school year.

Globe gives prepaid SIM cards and load cards which 600 trainees under PBEd’s YouthWorks PH Program and 160 scholars under FOTI’s Lifelong Development for Women Program can use to connect to the internet for three and six months, respectively, to access relevant digital tools and content.

“Globe reinforces its commitment to nation-building by being the catalyst for the new normal. One of our goals is to assist the education sector by providing connectivity, educational materials, and training that can help schools, teachers, students, and parents prepare for and embrace digital learning,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe chief sustainability officer and senior vice president for corporate communications.

PBEd’s YouthWorks PH offers Flexible Training for Work, a set of interventions for unemployed, out-of-school youth affected by the Covid19 pandemic. For the current program, trainees came from Metro Manila, Bulacan, Laguna, and Zamboanga City.

“We thank Globe Telecom for their generous support to our FTW trainees, and we are certain that their assistance will go a long way in ensuring that our trainees will not be left behind,” Lovelaine Basillote, PBEd executive director and YouthWorks PH chief of party, said.