Improving Access to Education for ASEAN

Edukasyon improves access to education for ASEAN students through a comprehensive database of thousands of education options and a strong community providing relevant and accurate career advice.

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Social causes

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SDGs covered

Market of Implementation

  • Philippines

Problem

Access to education is a huge, pressing problem in the ASEAN region. In the Philippines alone, our of 1.4 million annual high school graduates, 35% never go to college because they can’t afford it. Of the 900,000 who enter college, 33% drop out because they picked a wrong course or can’t afford to continue. Of the 600,000 who do graduate, 40% are considered unemployable. This all amounts to over 1 million high school graduates every year who are left behind and unemployed, contributing to 30% youth unemployment. Despite this, there are 1 million unfilled entry-level vacancies – revealing a massive mismatch in the education to employment pathway. This education to employment funneled is rooted on: (1) high tuition cost; (2) a broken discovery process for different educational options (schools, courses, student financing); (3) lack of career awareness and guidance for students; and (4) severely inconvenient and scattered application processes of schools.

Solution

Edukasyon’s solution addresses these root causes by connecting students to schools through its online platform. Students can (1) search through a comprehensive database of 10,000+ schools, 20,000+ courses, and 4,000+ scholarships; (2) learn about their target careers and relevant courses; (3) apply online to their chosen schools. Edukasyon works with school clients to provide students with relevant college and course information. They are charged $240-$480 for a subscription to our platform, allowing them to (1) reach more students, which includes receiving their inquiries and applications; (2) target students better through our data analytics insights; and (3) reduce marketing costs by switching to digital marketing. With the goal of increasing employability, Edukasyon works with corporations in creating industry-relevant, accurate and insightful career advice content. With improving women labor participation through women empowerment and access to education as part of our core roadmap, we also execute various initiatives targeted towards them.

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