The city government of Manila has tapped Globe to provide public school students with free access to online learning platforms under Globe’s BatangMaynilaSurf Plans.
The BatangMaynilaSurf data plan is specifically engineered to help students focus on their school activities and gain a virtual space that keeps them safe from the health risks caused by COVID-19.
The custom-built plan allows students to access school-related websites and applications only. The plan is also already pre-activated upon distribution, with Globe refreshing the data allocation monthly through its Load Up platform.
The telco giant also gave 11,000 LTE pocket mobile Wi-Fi devices to the city for its public school teachers, as they prepare for the blended learning programs to be set by the Department of Education (DepEd).
Schools will be implementing blended learning—a mix of face-to-face and online classes—so that students can pursue their education amidst COVID-19.
Lessons can be delivered using various channels such as TV, radio, computer devices, and learning modules and packets both in print and digital form.