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Grameenphone and Shikho team up to make digital learning accessible

MyGP users can now avail of the 70-learning video content directly from the app’s learning section for free

Update : 03 Oct 2022, 08:34 PM

To promote digital learning, Grameenphone has recently collaborated with Shikho – a leading EdTech company in Bangladesh. 

Through this partnership, the connectivity partner to Digital Bangladesh now hosts an array of educational content prepared by Shikho on its flagship app MyGP, reads a press release.

MyGP users can now avail of the 70-learning video content directly from the app’s learning section for free. 

The in-depth discussions, along with exciting, animated features in the videos, will help students get better ideas on SSC and HSC preparation, career readiness, resume and CV writing, professional communication, and many other aspects.

Shikho began its journey in 2019. Within only three years, it has become a favourite companion for thousands of aspiring students, job seekers, and young professionals who want to stay ahead in their journeys through personal skill development. 

The platform has recently raised over $5.6 million in global funding by showcasing immense growth potential via unique learning content, animated and interactive lessons, valuable courses, and effective tests. 

MyGP users can avail of certain Shikho courses for free and use those to upskill and learn directly from the app without leaving the GP ecosystem.

Solaiman Alam, chief digital and strategy officer of Grameenphone said: “Grameenphone has been actively working with a youth-first approach to digitally enable the future generation and create economic opportunities for all. Accelerating digital learning, upskilling, and reskilling using the power of digital connectivity is imperative for transforming the youth dividend into future drivers of economic progress and achieving our vision of ‘Connecting People to What Matters Most.’ MyGP, as a platform has the scope to provide unprecedented digital reach to emerging digital services. In that regard, we have partnered with Shikho to bridge the divide of access to quality educational content and create equal opportunities for all using technology to unleash their potential and empower them to be globally competitive.”

Regarding this partnership, Shahir Chowdhury, CEO of Shikho, said: “We started our journey to revolutionize learning in Bangladesh by building a hyper-localized digital learning ecosystem. We are working to make quality education accessible to every corner of Bangladesh. Grameenphone believes in empowering people and communities through the power of technology, which is why we are delighted to partner with Grameenphone, as we share the same vision and responsibility – supporting and enabling the community. As millions of people use MyGP as their preferred lifestyle app, we expect our content now will be accessible to more and more people.”

The importance of digitalization and tech-enabled blended learning remains paramount with the pandemic and intermittent school closures. Bangladesh is poised for a revolution in education technology in the coming years with the application of digital technology to transform education delivery and provide a new form of convenient and affordable learning architecture. With an internet connection, students can access preeminent education served by the best in the industry. Grameenphone believes in digitalization and upskilling and thus stepped into the budding industry of EdTech through this collaboration. Such partnerships will help to make MyGP customers preferred partners in the digital lifestyle.


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