With the theme “Creating Opportunities for Filipinos Together,” the annual event also saw partners from the government, the academe, industry and job portals expressing their commitment to continue rolling out programs and projects that will help uplift the lives of Filipinos by maximizing their skills and potentials as digital netizens in the present digital age.
Participants of the event included partners from the government such as the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the City Government of Bacoor represented by its City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla; school and university partners National Teachers College, Bulacan State University, Carlos Hilado Memorial State College, Don Honorio Velez State University and AMA Online Education; and industry partners Smart-PLDT, Philippine Airlines, Bossjob and Mynimo.
With the current situation this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, online livelihood and remote work have never been more in demand and important. 51Talk, being the biggest online English teaching platform with more than 20,000 Filipino home-based teachers, announced the need for 30,000 more to join the platform.
“Through the years, 51Talk has always sought partners from the academe, industry, and the government to achieve its goal of empowering qualified Filipinos through online teaching opportunities. We knew and understood from the start that there is a big task ahead of us and we simply can’t do it alone,” said 51Talk Country Head Jennifer Que.
Bacoor City Mayor Lani Mercado-Revilla, a long-time supporter of 51Talk, thanked the platform for extending opportunities to her constituents to earn at home throughout the pandemic.
“We thank 51Talk for this continuous partnership. So far we have over 50 beneficiaries of 51Talk in the City of Bacoor and we look forward to adding more, especially for the displaced teachers working in private schools,” shared the local government head.
51Talk’s industry and job portal partners helped attract qualified applicants to become online English teachers through their apps and websites. These portals have been instrumental in helping 51Talk achieve its goal to have 100,000 home-based online teachers on the platform in the next few years.