25 June 2024

Globe joins Grab in empowering Filipino women through the Misiskolar Program, providing digital upskilling opportunities and opening new livelihood paths for the spouses of Grab driver-partners.

Under the partnership, Globe will sponsor Essential Skills and Virtual Assistance courses, developed in partnership with edutech firm KodeGo, for an initial group of 100 Grab driver-, delivery-partners, and spouses. The scholars will receive full access to their selected courses, such as virtual assistance and essential skills training, focused on building in-demand digital skills.

“We believe that women play an important role in driving progress, not just for their own families, but also for their broader communities. Through this partnership with Grab and Kodego, we aim to provide women with access to digital skills that will enhance their employability, encourage entrepreneurship, and improve access to sources of livelihood. By equipping women with digital skills, we hope to help them increase their confidence and empower them to realize their potential,” said Crisela Magpayo-Cervantes, Globe’s VP for Marketing Communications.

“KodeGo is thrilled to be part of this amazing initiative to open doors for Filipino women,” said Patricia Gaw, KodeGo Venture Builder. “Our career programs are designed to make digital skills training affordable and accessible. With end-to-end support, we equip our students with the knowledge and skills to launch successful careers in tech fields.”

The Misiskolar Program reflects Globe and Grab’s shared vision of uplifting lives by bringing growth opportunities to Grab’s driver community and their families.

A DICT study on Gender Perspectives and E-Livelihood noted that non-internet users cited the lack of knowledge and high cost of subscription and equipment as barriers to use. Recognizing how this digital divide impacts FIlipinos ability to improve their lives and livelihood, Globe is collaborating with partners like Grab and KodeGo, bringing them digital skill-building programs that will open up new opportunities for people to uplift their daily lives.

“Our polestar is to make every Filipino an active and thriving participant in the digital economy. Among the thrusts that propel this mission forward is our focus on inclusive capacity-building,” shares Grab Philippines Head of Operations CJ Lacsican.

“The Misiskolar Program is geared at making a transformative impact on the livelihood and social progress of our driver-partners and their families through accessible digital upskilling. We are glad to partner with Globe on this program as we share the vision of creating a brighter digital future for Filipino communities,” Lacsican adds.

The initiative is part of Globe’s efforts to use digital technology to address social issues, with special focus on education and women empowerment, said Yoly Crisanto, Globe’s Chief Sustainability and Corporate Communications Officer.

“Globe’s partnership with Grab reflects our commitment to providing tech-enabled education to uplift lives and make a real difference. This program is also aligned with our commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, prioritizing the advancement of women as integral to our corporate agenda,” she said.

In support of the Misiskolar Program, Globe At Home is ready to provide affordable and reliable connectivity through GFiber Prepaid. The product, launched last year in line with Globe At Home’s push for inclusive and sustainable connectivity, provides reloadable, fast and reliable unlimited internet at affordable rates with no lock-in. Scholars who need stable connections at home may sign up and avail of the offer that best suits them.

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Women line up at the KodeGo booth for the Misiskolar Program, where Globe partnered with Grab to empower wives of Grab’s driver-partners.
Globe has partnered with Grab to provide digital upskilling and livelihood training for spouses of Grab driver-partners.