Marketing and Partnerships Officer
HundrED has not validated this innovation
Why did you create this innovation?
When the lockdown happened in the Philippines, our community of learners and their parents were very scared. They didn't know what was going on or how they'll continue their classes. We knew we had to do something. That's when we found out that many of our community members used Facebook Free - a non-internet version of Facebook - and we decided to conduct our text-based classes there.
How does your innovation work in practice?
We use Facebook Free - a version of Facebook that does not need data or internet but only a stable mobile signal. From there, we decided to transform our bank of lessons to text-based lessons that can be easily read and answered via Facebook Messenger. Since it does not need data or internet, we do not send videos or pictures, but instead, we make up for it with emojis and other gamified tactics.
We have already made more than 600 lessons about Reading, English, Math, COVID-19, Daily Devotions, and even different text-based games.
How has it been spreading?
We currently have 300+ students enrolled in our centers. But our lessons are available to download on our website. We also have 7 NGO partners that are using these lessons. All in all, our lessons have reached more than 16,000 students all over the Philippines.
If I want to try it, what should I do?
If they want to apply this intervention, they can definitely contact us for support and we can also do collaborations together.