Manila, Philippines – Philippines’ wireless communication services provider Smart Communications announced its recent partnership with local education startup Edukasyon.ph to provide a wider reach of educational tools for students attending their online classes.
Through the #LearnSmart initiative, students may now engage in other online learning activities and initiatives such as Smart Pal for online counseling for students, Smart Sessions for webinars and other in-depth topic exploration such as Smart Start for online training and courses for graduating students, Smart Move for case competitions, and Super Smart for online quiz competitions.
For Jane J. Basas, SVP and head of consumer wireless business at Smart, the latest initiative is on par with the company’s goal of bridging the digital learning gap brought by the “new normal” through learning tool accessibility.
“Our education initiatives at Smart seek to cushion the impact of the shift to distance and online learning necessitated by the global health crisis,” Basas stated.
On the other hand, Henry Motte-Muñoz, founder of Edukasyon.ph, stated that the platform’s establishment is focused on helping students be guided in their course choice.
“We built our platform because the youth often have limited awareness of opportunities they can pursue, or lack guidance on how to navigate their path from education to career. With the added challenges of the new normal, we’re grateful for this partnership with Smart, which enables us to engage students in a fresh and exciting way, to help them get ahead,” he stated.