left to right: First Secretary and Consul Edna May G. Lazaro,
Amb. Antonio A. Morales, Ms. Lites M. Viloria, Cehief Executive
Officer of Edukasyon.ph and Mr. Daniel J. Macusi, Jr., Client
Engagement Manager of Edukasyon.ph
enterprise www.Edukasyon.ph calls on Philippine Embassy in Singapore
June 23, 2016
MAKATI CITY –
Representatives of educational technology social enterprise
www.Edukasyon.ph paid a courtesy call on Ambassador Antonio A. Morales
on 20 June 2016 at the Philippine Embassy in Singapore.
“Our team is honored to have
met with the Philippine Ambassador to Singapore H.E. Antonio A.
Morales. We are happy to be one of the Top 100 Echelon Asia
qualifiers. We are happy to represent the Philippines and share the
work that we are doing to help OFWs, particularly parents, on finding
the right education for their kids,” said Ms. Lites Viloria, CEO of
Edukasyon.ph was in
Singapore recently for the E27 Top 100 Echelon Asia. Edukasyon.ph is
one of the ten Philippine start-ups who made it to TOP100 Echelon
Asia. The Top 100 Echelon Asia brought together shortlisted start-ups
from 14 countries across Asia. Key investors and start-up community
leaders judged the start-ups, and one start-up from each TOP 100
Qualifier will be crowned the Judges’ Choice.
“We are proud of our
Filipino start-ups that are making waves in Asia with their work that
helps improve the lives of fellow Filipinos overseas through the web
technologies they are developing. Education is a concern of every
Filipino, specially our OFW parents who are working hard to ensure
their kids are able to get to school,” said Amb. Morales.
Edukasyon.ph is a website (www.edukasyon.ph)
that helps Filipino high school students and parents search, apply and
pay for the right senior high schools, colleges, tech-voc courses that
will help them get to the careers they aspire to. It has over 7000
schools and 4000 courses that can be found all over the Philippines.
“We want to help our OFW
parents participate in their children’s education regardless of how
far they may be. As www.Edukasyon.ph reaches out to more parents
across the world, www.Edukasyon.ph is bringing the Filipino youth
closer to their dreams. We believe introducing www.Edukasyon.ph and
the work it does to the different embassies and consulates across the
world is one of the many steps we have to take in order to provide our
parents quality information that can lead their kids to jobs,” said
Henry Motte-Munoz, Founder, www.Edukasyon.ph. “www.Edukasyon.ph
intends to participate in the different information sessions and
Filipino community meetings that are regularly organized by the
Philippine Embassy in Singapore. And we will be
tapping www.Edukasyon.ph volunteers based in Singapore to conduct these
sessions,” Munoz added.
On the value of these
activities, Amb. Morales said “We welcome initiatives such as these
that reach out to our OFW parents in improving the educational choices
of their kids back home. We look forward to seeing more home-grown
digital initiatives like this that bring families together and improve
www.Edukasyon.ph was established by
French-Filipino Henry Motte-Muñoz in 2014. A graduate of the London
School of Economics and Harvard Business School, Henry was inspired to
launch an education website in the Philippines because of the poor
sources of information on academic opportunities in the country and
overseas. He is the only Filipino who made it to the Class of 2015
Asia 21 Young Leaders, a network of young leaders from across the Asia
Pacific, representing the private, public, and non-profit sectors.
Henry is one of 10 Filipinos included in the Forbes 30 under 30. The
list features young entrepreneurs, innovators, and leaders in Asia
across 10 fields.