Edtech company Cakap recently signed a new partnership agreement with mobile communications provider Telkomcel to offer its educational programs in East Timor.
Telkomcel is a subsidiary of PT Telkom Indonesia International and one of the largest telecommunications operators in Timor-Leste.
The signing ceremony was held on January 25 at the Cakap Institute, Grogol, West Jakarta, and was attended by Tomy Yunus, CEO and co-founder of Cakap and Benedictus Ardiyanto Priyo, CEO of Telkomcel. The event was also attended by Jonathan Mario Dharmasoeka, chief business officer of Cakap; Dedy Edward Ambarita, vice president and finance business partner of Telkomcel; and Friesca Amelia, manager of procurement & logistics at Telkomcel.
Priyo said the new partnership with Cakap will help improve language literacy and skills development in Timor-Leste. “We cannot solve the challenges alone, especially in capacity building from solving business problems to the consumer level. We are lucky to be able to collaborate with Cakap, and hopefully, this will be a sustainable collaboration,” said Priyo.
Yunus welcomed the partnership, which is aligned with Cakap’s mission of providing quality education to rural and low-income communities. “This is our first overseas expansion in 2023. Cakap aims to provide content that is relevant to the needs of the Timor-Leste market,” he said.
He added that Cakap will target human resource training and development in Timor-Leste, especially in areas such as language learning and services excellence training. Other programs available through the upskilling platform include foreign language as well as training on financial literacy, digital marketing strategy, and customer service, among others.
“In the future, Cakap will also look at expanding its range of Technical-Vocational Educational (TVED) training programs in Timor-Leste to upskill students and professionals and enhance their educational opportunities,” added Yunus.
Priyo believes the new strategic partnership will also help address human resource challenges faced by businesses in East Timor. “By partnering with a two-way online learning platform, Telkomcel aims to provide wider access to quality education and training to students and employers in Timor-Leste to enhance their human capital development,” he added.
Cakap is a leading upskilling company in Indonesia that develops learning applications that connect students with professional teachers and industry experts through video calls and text conversations. Holding the ideal that everyone deserves a quality education, the Cakap education platform provides two-way learning interactions that allow users in various Asia Pacific countries to acquire knowledge and upskill themselves. Cakap is available on Google Play and the Apple App Store. The company provides educational solutions with an international standard learning curriculum to provide the best online learning experience. #SiapaCakapDiaDapat
This article was produced in partnership with Cakap.