A non-profit organization’s mission to improve early education through an offline gaming app

By Eileen Mencias

In an effort to address the learning gap among young students, Philippine Business for Education (PBEd), a non-profit organization founded by the country’s top CEOs, has relaunched its Kiddie Learning Train (KLT) program.

The program is designed to teach basic reading and math skills to kinder students through an offline gaming app.

Partnering with Accenture Philippines in 2021, PBEd introduced the KLT program developed by Enuma, a California-based early-learning solutions provider.

The program has already yielded impressive results in Cebu, with students who were falling behind in class catching up and increasing their reading scores by 69% and math scores by 18%.

The KLT program was relaunched on February 28 in Himamaylan City, Negros Occidental, targeting students in Kinder 1 and 2.

Parents were oriented on the program, which includes an assessment of each student’s baseline skills to determine areas of improvement.

PBEd executive director Justine Raagas emphasized the importance of providing children with the right support and tools in the early stages of life to equip them with the vital skills and knowledge necessary for their cognitive, socio-emotional, and physical development.

Himamaylan vice mayor Justin Gatuslao expressed support for the KLT program, highlighting the potential of the program to strengthen education techniques and innovations.

For her part, KLT program manager Ruth Recto encouraged collaboration in ensuring that children are given quality care and education at home and in school.

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