Over 130,000 kindergarten, primary and secondary school students across the Caribbean will benefit from the Flow Study programme free of charge from now through June 15.
The Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF) in partnership with Flow and One on One Educational Services Ltd. joined forces to provide access to the comprehensive virtual education platform.
The plat which offers a wide array of educational content enabling students to continue their studies at home during the COVID-19 crisis.
Students in Antigua & Barbuda, Anguilla, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Trinidad and Tobago, and Turks and Caicos will benefit from this initiative.
“Education is a right and not a privilege. This is an important and strategic partnership for One on One and we are happy that the CWCF has stepped up once again to provide the funds needed to ensure that our students can continue to have access to their education,” CEO of One on One, Ricardo Allen said the partnership with the CWCF and Flow.
“This is a platform developed by some of the best Caribbean teachers for Caribbean nationals. Our platform has the capacity to facilitate all students to learn at their own pace, anytime, anywhere and from any device. It is in times like these that we are reminded of the importance of having choices for access to education and the value of e-learning.”
The Flow Study platform provides access to digital courses for the K – 8 curriculums, equipped with over 500 video lessons spanning the CSEC curriculum, question bank and solutions with over 40,000 exam style questions and solutions for 35 subjects.
The digital platform also has 10 years of past paper solutions for over 17 subjects, digital encyclopaedia with over 9,500 digital animations and simulations for four subject areas, and virtual science labs with more than 500 digital laboratory simulations for science subjects and skills gap testing for over 30 subjects.
Students age 5 to 18 will have access to the curriculum used in their schools.
Access is available via Flow Study e-Learning services through the Flow Study mobile apps (Android), and Flow EVO — Flow on Demand.
Inge Smidts, CEO of C&W Communications, operator of the Flow brand, and chairperson of the CWCF, said:
“During these times of crisis we must join forces to ensure that our children, families and communities are supported. Given that parents are now faced with the reality of homeschooling their kids, we wanted to find a way to support them despite which network they subscribe to.”
“Our primary concern is to ensure that students across the region continue to have access to the education they deserve and that there is minimal disruption to their learning.
“The Flow Study programme powered by One on One is available to all students across the Caribbean regardless of their network operator.”
OK, So how can and do the children access these classes? Will the Internet be free and will there be funding for poor parents who are probably jobless and cannot pay for Internet connection?
One good move is to stop taking back people’s cell phone time, especially if a cell phone is used to access these classes.
Not everyone is going to benefit from this those less fortunate or those with no access to the internet, or those disconnected from the electrical company. What is the solution to these problems
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