Grab Indonesia Launches GrabSchool
Grab, (formely known as GrabTaxi), Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, launched GrabSchool in Indonesia yesterday (6 March 2016). 150 children participated in GrabSchool, an innovation workshop to encourage entrepreneurship as a viable future career for Grab drivers and bikers’ children.
Jakarta, 7 March 2016 – Grab, (formely known as GrabTaxi), Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform, launched GrabSchool in Indonesia yesterday (6 March 2016). 150 children participated in GrabSchool, an innovation workshop to encourage entrepreneurship as a viable future career for Grab drivers and bikers’ children. Participants were taught key skills and behaviours to mould their future entrepreneurial success. GrabSchool is a part of Grab’s continuous efforts to to improve the lives of the people it touches – passengers, drivers, employees, governments and broader society.
“GrabSchool is our investment into our children’s future. We hope that by giving our drivers and bikers’ children the opportunity to learn from the best, we’re building their confidence and setting them on the right path for entrepreneurial success,” said Ridzki Kramadibrata, Managing Director of Grab Indonesia.
He added, “We hope these kids will create value for society in the future. Grab will continue to support similar activities that create positive social impacts in the short and long terms.”
The 150 Jakartan participants, aged between 9 to 15 years old, formed the first batch for GrabSchool Indonesia. The one-day workshop was facilitated by Berani, an organisation with a strong reputation for delivering outstanding training to children. Themed “I Can Do It”, GrabSchool was held at the national startup incubator programme Global Entrepreneurship Programme Indonesia’s (GEPI) space.
The workshop idea was to create creative and innovative kids and young Indonesian who can build their own business in the future. Participants will be encouraged and trained how to make startup step by step, started from creative thinking-skills, best solution creation, innovation process, to social interaction as they presented their idea to other participants.
M. Romi, 15, one the workshop participant whose father is a GrabTaxi’s driver, enjoyed the workshop session and glad that he got to know other children from Grab family. “The activities were fun and I got to learn a lot about the process of business, as well as what it takes to be an entrepreneur. I was given an opportunity to sell my idea of new mobile application called Castle of Lessons that provide school children access to myriad practice modules to other participants and received feedbacks about it.” said Romi.
GrabSchool is a regional programme and one of many driver-centric initiatives that Grab has run throughout Southeast Asia. In 2015, Elite Driver and Biker program was launched in Indonesia to promote and reward Grab’s most active drivers and bikers who meet the company’s highest service standard. Grab estmimated to have invest over IDR 50 billion for overal Elite Driver program. Especially for Elite Bikers, they will be eligible to participate in GrabScheme program, a low-rate motorcycle financing scheme, as a further initiative from Grab to reward drivers and help them improve their livelihoods.
In the past year, GrabSchool has been organized in five other countries – Singapore, Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, and Vietnam. – where 600 children have completed the program.
Grab is Southeast Asia’s leading ride-hailing platform. We solve critical transportation challenges and make transport freedom a reality for 620 million people in Southeast Asia. Grab began as a taxi-hailing app in 2012, but has extended its product platform to include private car services (GrabCar), motorcycle taxis (GrabBike), social carpooling (GrabHitch) and last mile delivery (GrabExpress). Grab is focused on pioneering new commuting alternatives for drivers and passengers with an emphasis on speed, safety and reliability. The Company currently offers services in Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam. For more information please visit: http://www.grab.co.
Throughout the years, BERANI has been trusted as an enterprise with expertise in children. Our news, both on print and online, has exposed us to children’s cognitive level and specific interests. BERANI’s strong rapport with other stakeholders in the education system has also allowed us to understand external factors that impact children’s industry, such as school activities and parents’ trends. All programs are designed such that they answer to children’s needs. BERANI has consistently delivered activities that are educational, fun, and sustainable. More information on BERANI, please visit: http://www.berani.id
GEPI was formally established in January 2011 by a group of 13 prominent business leaders in Indonesia. GEPI is also part of a wider global initiative called the Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP), which grew from an initiative of President Obama and former Secretary of State, Hillary Rodham Clinton. Since then, it has been a core program at the U.S. Department of State with the purpose of promoting entrepreneurship as a key pillar of economic development among developing countries. To get more information about GEPI, please visit: http://www.gepi.co
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