A joint effort to help out distance learners struggling with connectivity

Published October 8, 2021, 9:41 AM

by MB Technews

Globe Business, Unilever collaborate to give students access to free data

With schools across the country preparing to welcome students back for another year of distance learning, reliable access to data is crucial to ensure the continuity of every students’ digital learning.

To help provide relief to distance learners struggling with connectivity, Globe Business and Unilever forged a partnership that will give hundreds of thousands of Filipino households access to free mobile data for the upcoming school year.

Free Globe and TM data in specially-marked Lady’s Choice products

From August 16 to December 31, 2021, through a promotion powered by Unilever and Globe’s enterprise arm, any purchase of specially-marked Lady’s Choice Sandwich Spread products gives customers the chance to win 100MB and 300MB Globe and TM data for free. To redeem the free data, customers need only text the promo code found inside the Lady’s Choice packs to 2117 in this format: LCCODE.

Each participant must use up one data promo at a time before availing of another code. The promo is available in all leading supermarkets nationwide.

A partnership to help bridge the gap in connectivity access for education

“We are honored to become part of the solution to the connectivity woes that beset many Filipino learners. Through our partnership with Globe Business, we have become a channel that will give students easier access to mobile data which is so important in their day-to-day learning,” said Marjorie Chan, Lady’s Choice Brand Manager.

“Our collaboration with Unilever is an example of how like-minded enterprises can team up to become a force for good, especially in ensuring that Filipino students continue to have access to proper education through seamless online learning experience,” said Peter Maquera, Senior Vice President for Globe Business, Enterprise Group.

Globe Business: a trusted partner of educators and distance learners

While internet usage has dramatically increased over the last year, the World Bank reports that the Philippines has trailed behind its regional neighbors in terms of digital adoption in 2020.

Globe continues to be at the forefront of efforts that help make distance learning more efficient and accessible, which includes programs that assist academic institutions as they migrate to online learning platforms.

This year, the telco giant has extended free access to government learning platforms such as DepEd Commons and Phil-Connect for distance learners. Through this plan, data is only charged when a user is brought to an external site outside the whitelisted websites.

“Globe believes in the power of education to enable a brighter future for Filipinos,” added Peter Maquera. “This is why we remain committed to developing solutions and forging partnerships and programs to enable the youth and academic institutions to thrive amidst changing learning structures.”

Globe also launched its e-Library, a free learning resource that Globe and TM subscribers can access to help them with their assignments and expand their learning through the materials made available on the platform.

To safeguard underage students from exposure to harmful content on the internet, Globe has also rolled out the Digital Thumbprint Program which helps teach young students the rudiments of online safety, digital responsibility, and online discernment and empowerment. The program has recently ramped up its campaign against online sexual abuse and exploitation of children through insightful educational sessions.

 
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