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UNESCO cites Globe’s schools program in study on education

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) and the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for the Asia and the Pacific included in its latest research study Globe Telecom’s Global Filipino Schools (GFS) program.

GFS was included in the 52-page research study focusing on broadband connectivity for inclusive and quality education, the telco said Tuesday.

“We are proud that international organizations have signified interest in our GFS program for public schools ... Our next step is to integrate more advanced technologies onto the program,” said Yoly Crisanto, Globe chief sustainability officer.

GFS began in 2012 to promoting 21st Century learning in public schools by providing classrooms with broadband connectivity, mobile devices, and training for teachers on how technology can be integrated in the classroom.

Globe was tapped by UNESCO in early 2019 so GFS can be used as a case study in the research, where its history and how it was created were cited.

“It aims to increase Asia-Pacific countries’ understanding of how best to leverage broadband connectivity for their education systems, and promote dialogue among stakeholders on maximizing the quality of broadband for learning,” Globe noted.

The study, “Inclusive Use of Broadband Connectivity for Quality Education, Insights from Asia and the Pacific,” also cited Globe’s Digital Thumbprint Program (DTP). —Joahna Lei Casilao/VDS, GMA News