Indosat Ooredoo, Funzi Partner to Drive Digitalization in Education


Indosat Ooredoo, Indonesia’s leading digital telecommunication company, announced a partnership with Funzi, a mobile learning service from Finland, to accelerate digitalization in education and bridge the quality gap learning in Indonesia.

With this partnership, all Indonesian, including Indosat Ooredoo customers, can enjoy free and affordable training courses on Funzi mobile learning service that can be easily accessed whenever and wherever they are.

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The Funzi service runs on any mobile phone internet browser and works seamlessly in all mobile networks. It provides a wide range of training courses and only requires very little internet bandwidth to access. The courses offered cover relevant topics that help boost every Indonesian’s essential skill to advance in their careers, improve their well-being, live happily, and have meaningful lives. Courses range from communication, problem solving, leadership, entrepreneurship, career development, sustainability, sales to financial management.

The Funzi courses are designed with a gamified, scientifically proven pedagogy and not tied to deadlines for everyone to learn new skills at their own pace. The pedagogy will help Indosat Ooredoo’s customers to understand better, where courses are broken down into bite-sized portions (micro-learning) to allow users to fit learning into their lives with just 15 minutes a day. Complicated theories are made easy to understand using conversational, aspirational language that celebrates the learners’ achievements.

Ritesh Kumar Singh, Chief Commercial Officer of Indosat Ooredoo, said, “COVID-19 has been the best teacher, and it has been proven that the world needs to advance faster than yesterday. And to make it happen, everyone has to learn new ways, new things to keep up the pace. We take immense pride in our digital ways to provide new products and services for our customers. Our partnership with Funzi is another step to support our moto in providing quality learning solutions across Indonesia using technology and ensuring equal educational opportunity for all. Funzi is a service to develop the skills needed to build a brighter future. We hope that the people of Indonesia take full benefit of this partnership and later will contribute to enriching people’s lives and accelerate the transformation of Indonesia into a digital nation.”

Aape Pohjavirta, Founder & President of Funzi, said, “We are honored to be working with Indosat Ooredoo to provide easier access to digital education and create an impact that helps shape the future of many in Indonesia. We share the same vision to provide accessible education for all, especially the youth, to help them navigate and thrive in these challenging times. The training courses available on the Funzi service can be accessed anytime, anywhere across Indonesia, and designed with unique pedagogy to help users fit learning into their lives.”

Customers can enjoy high-quality educational content on the Funzi service simply by clicking the marketing banner on the Indosat Ooredoo website and myIM3 apps, which will redirect to the Funzi web app where customers can join free courses, such as ‘How to Gain a Better Understanding of Finances’, ‘How to Write a Perfect CV’, ‘How to Communicate with Peers in and out of a Professional Setting’, or ‘How to Start a Small Business’. After completing free courses, users can enjoy more advanced training courses at a low cost with various payment channels. A Certificate of Completion will be given to the users upon completing Funzi advance courses with a chance to join Funzi’s Facebook community to receive career and life tips, seek advice, share experiences, as well as connect and discuss with other users across the globe.

“Through this partnership, we seek to deliver sustainable benefits to improve our customers’ digital lifestyle and quality of life. We believe that this initiative can accelerate digitalization in education and provide easier access to quality and impactful learning for millions of people across the country,” concluded Ritesh.