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Zenius, Gojek team up to provide free e-learning service


Educational technology platform Zenius Education has teamed up with on-demand multi-service platform Gojek to launch a free online learning service that is accessible through the Gojek app.

By clicking the Zenius option on the Gojek app, users will have access to several services, including 80,000 learning videos and exercises for elementary, junior high and senior high school students; live lessons and live chats with a tutor from Zenius; and daily learning plans that can be delivered to students’ and their parents’ accounts every day for a more structured self-learning program.

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“As a result of this pandemic, we have continued to explore innovations to provide the easiest access so that students can self-learn at home. Hopefully this collaboration will allow more Indonesian students to benefit from Zenius services,” Zenius CEO Rohan Monga said in a statement.

Meanwhile, Gojek’s third party platform head, Sony Radhityo, encouraged the company’s communities to practice safe distancing and maintain health and productivity during the crisis.

“We always provide solutions based on issues experienced by users in their daily life. This e-learning service is part of our real effort to ensure all Indonesian children stay productive and learn independently and safely at home,” he said.

Zenius is among a number of homegrown tech startups that have rolled out free services to cater to the needs of students and employees put in self-quarantine in an effort to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Other than helping students, recently Gojek announced that it would provide at least Rp 100 billion (US$6 million) to help drivers cope with low demand as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. The funding is said to come from the salaries of Gojek senior management – a quarter of their year’s pay – and the budgeted salary increases of all Gojek employees this year. (wir/kes)

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