Grab unveiled a social impact program by leveraging on technology to, among others, bring digital literacy and greater inclusion to 3 million Southeast Asians by 2025.
In a statement, Southeast Asia’s leading everyday app, said it has launched “Grab for Good” which aims to empower people in Southeast Asia to gain critical access – some for the first time – to technology, upskilling and digital services.
Grab said the initiatives under the program will allow citizens in the region become part of the fast-growing digital economy and have more choices and opportunities to improve their livelihoods.
To achieve these goals, Grab announced two flagship initiatives: a skills training and digital literacy partnership between Microsoft and Grab, and regional “Break the Silence” initiative, that enables the deaf and hearing-impaired to better participate in the digital economy through the Grab ecosystem.
Grab said these two initiatives are the start of a multi-year plan to equip individuals and small businesses with the necessary technology skills and tools to thrive in the new digital economy.
Grab has set ambitious goals for its “Grab for Good” program to be achieved by 2025:improve digital inclusion and digital literacy in Southeast Asia; help over 5 million more traditional businesses, and small merchants digitize their workflows and processes and; train 20,000 students through its tech talent initiatives in partnership with educational institutions, non-profits and leading technology companies.