MANILA, PHILIPPINES – To thank the company’s premium partners and their contributions to the company over the years, Edukasyon.ph concluded the year by holding its first Awards Night on November 21.
The Edukasyon.ph Awards Night is a celebration where the company gets to extend its appreciation to current and potential partner schools, along with its premium partners, who continue to support Edukasyon.ph’s advocacy.
More than 80 school representatives witnessed the event, including De La Salle University, Lyceum of the Philippines University Manila, Saint Pedro Poveda College, PHINMA Saint Jude College, and Centro Escolar University.
Recognition for School Partners
Aside from celebrating the milestones that were achieved within the year, the event was also an avenue for Edukasyon.ph to extend its appreciation towards its premium partners who have contributed to the success of the educational platform for the past five years.
Among the awarded schools was Emilio Aguinaldo College, which was lauded for being the most responsive school from the National Capital Region in the platform, while Lyceum of the Philippines University Batangas, Cebu Institute of Technology University and Ateneo de Davao University bested other schools from Luzon, Visayas and Mindanao, respectively.
Special awards were also given to AMA University Online Education and Asian Institute of Management, which were both the first online and graduate schools to partner with Edukasyon.ph, respectively.
In exchange for their contributions and support, Edukasyon.ph has provided free digital marketing training to school representatives for them to transition into digital space.
Advocacies and Moving Forward
Henry Motte-Muñoz, CEO of Edukasyon.ph, opened the Awards Night by sharing the educational platform’s humble beginnings, which first began in 2013.
“We started almost five years ago […] with a very simple mission,” he said. “We wanted to ensure that the Philippines was a fair society where every student, regardless of their income, could have access to a quality, affordable and rounded education [for a] better future and for their dream career.”
Private Education Assistance Committee (FAPE) Executive Director Doris Fernandez-Ferrer expressed her support for Edukasyon.ph, and initially expressed how the educational platform and its extensive database can serve as a gamechanger in the country’s educational landscape.
“For us to have accurate and credible information about our schools and program offerings in accreditation levels… this is really a work of government,” said Fernandez-Ferrer. “We [at PEAC] felt that the work of Edukasyon.ph is very, very valuable, it’s very supportive.”
The event also served as an opportunity for Edukasyon.ph to share five years worth of exclusive data insights and realities to various school representatives, including the realities and trends found in the education industry, in the hopes of increasing enrollment among other schools.
The Awards Night also gave a brief overview of Project Layag, another project of Edukasyon.ph in partnership with De La Salle University, that aims to bridge scholarship opportunities to more students.
Launched in September 2018, Project Layag is an online nationwide scholarship platform that addresses the need of bringing scholarship opportunities to deserving students, especially residents from far-flung areas.
“By making the search and application more accessible and easier for everyone,” said Edukasyon.ph Partnership Manager Patricia Matias, “we hope that we can change the way students are able to access affordable and higher quality education in the future.”
Rinah Canilao, Head of Accounts, closed the night by highlighting the importance of giving students the freedom to choose for their own future.
“I know there are a lot of schools,” said Canilao, “and […] I believe that it’s super important that for students to have that power to choose how they might want to materialize their vision in the future. With clarity, they need to make that decision. And here at Edukasyon.ph, we wanted it to be easy for them.”
“I think for us, it wasn’t just about access to education,” Motte Muñoz concluded, “but it was access to the right education.”