With children learning from home and internet use on high, Flow is exploring ways in which it can further enhance their support in realisation of the Government’s vision for the education sector.
The company said it recognises its importance “for keeping everyone connected” during this time and is fully supportive of government’s adopt-a-child initiative, which aims to supply students in need with devices.
In a recent release, the company said: “We have already engaged in numerous ways to provide access to the required education platforms and content for our students. Through our existing Triple A programme, in existence since 2012, we provide relief with the installation of free broadband service for students in need throughout Trinidad.
“Since March 2020, we have been providing free internet access for students in need from the Cascade School for the Deaf and the Audrey Jeffers School for the Deaf, through local NGO Quota International of TT.
They said “We have also expanded our Triple A Programme with a partnership with pennacool.com that sees us using a computer-based program to assist Standard Four and Five students prepare for the Secondary Entrance Assessment (SEA) exam.”
Through this website, 30 schools have received assistance for standard four and five students. Flow said within the next three years, it plans to add 20 more schools.
“Additionally, with our Flow Study platform, readily available via mobile app (Android), Flow EVO (TV) or broadband connections, students have access to the same curriculum used in their schools, along with exam-style question and solutions for over 35 subjects, more than ten years of past papers and solutions, plus digital encyclopaedias and virtual science labs which employ digital animations and simulations to assist in learning.
“We also doubled broadband speeds for thousands of our Basic broadband internet customers at no additional cost. We are currently engaged in discussions and exploring ways that we can further enhance our support in realisation of the Government’s vision for our education sector.”