Globe, PHINMA Education Collaborate on Closing Learning Gaps with Mobile Solutions

In the face of historic setbacks caused by the pandemic, educational institutions and schools around the world are trying to maximize technology, harnessing its power to ensure continuity of education, close learning gaps, and meet the diverse needs of students in today’s hybrid learning setup.

PHINMA Education has accomplished this goal, quickly pivoting to meet learning needs and collaborating with Globe Business to empower students to continue learning even amidst disruptions. 

Through its enterprise arm, Globe customized a mobile plan referred to as Globe PHINMA Educ Exclusive, enabling PHINMA Education to develop a hybrid learning system that efficiently combines printed modules with remote virtual coaching for its students.

This exclusive mobile package is powered by Globe Load Up, a mobile loading solution that lets schools send data allocations to students, faculty, and staff conveniently, with automated bulk sending and convenient top-ups, allowing them to stay connected remotely.

The initiative enabled enrolled students to keep up with changes in the way they learn, as the organization embraced technology that ensures the continuity of quality education. PHINMA Education was able to manage their internet connectivity, ensuring that students had ample data for learning apps like Google Workspace, YouTube for Learning, Facebook Messenger, and Microsoft Office 365.

“Our partnership with Globe Business gave us the support we needed to navigate a difficult period in education, while remaining true to our mission to serve underprivileged students and help improve their chances of completing their education and finding employment,” said Christopher Tan, Country Head of PHINMA Education Philippines.

PHINMA Education, a fast-growing network of academic institutions in Southeast Asia, operates nine schools in the Philippines and one in Indonesia under a brand of education that is responsive to the needs, resources, and aspirations of first-generation college students from low-income households.

PHINMA Education began their venture into the education industry by acquiring PHINMA Araullo University in 2004, piloting the non-traditional approach to learning that aims to strengthen academic programs. Since then, they have exemplified their quality education, with Southwestern University PHINMA recently dominating the Optometrist Licensure Exam.

In 2020, they introduced two learning systems—Flex Learning, which allowed students to return to school once the government eased pandemic protocols, and Remote and Distance Learning (RaD Learning), an entirely home-based learning setup. Both programs relied on printed materials and strong teacher and peer support through mobile data.

PHINMA Education tapped Globe for its mobile solutions to ensure that no student gets left behind, especially with 70 percent of pupils lacking access to connectivity at home, according to Tan, and to bolster communication between teachers and learners.

“Globe continues to support the education sector with customized solutions that will help them transform digitally and ensure continued delivery of quality learning. The personalized services we offer to them come from our deep understanding of their unique needs and are designed to enable them to meet their goals in an increasingly digital era,” said Raymond Policarpio, Vice President for Business Strategy and Marketing for Globe Business, Enterprise Group.

Globe and PHINMA Education are staunch advocates of quality education, which is one of the 10 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals that the company and organization remain committed to supporting.

To know more about Globe Business’ sustainability efforts in education, visit our Globe Education page. To learn more about our digital solutions, you can schedule a consultation with your Globe Business Enterprise Account Manager.

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