On February 17 Tencent Cloud announced its collaboration with education and training provider KinderWorld International Group, embodying Tencent Cloud’s commitment and intent to boost innovation in the education sector in the region.
|Ricky Tan, chairman and CEO at KinderWorld International Group (left) and Kenneth Siow, regional director for Southeast Asia and general manager for Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia at Tencent Cloud International signed the agreement
On February 17 Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology company Tencent, announced its collaboration with education and training provider KinderWorld International Group in smart campus development, innovation, and digitalisation, as well as training development in the education sector in Southeast Asia.
The strategic cooperation marks both parties’ intention to leverage technologies provided by Tencent Cloud for the development of smart campuses for schools under KinderWorld.
To achieve their mutual goals, Tencent Cloud and KinderWorld aim to explore the use of solutions and platforms such as campus security, smart technologies, and video and streaming to enable teaching and learning, as well as promote and conduct training courses for talent development while advancing innovation via the potential deployment of a smart education content management system.
According to the report by Research and Markets, the edtech and smart classroom market size, which was estimated at roughly $83.5 billion in 2020, is expected to reach about $241.5 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate of about 19.3 per cent.
Kenneth Siow, regional director for Southeast Asia and general manager for Singapore, Malaysia, and Indonesia at Tencent Cloud International, said, “Joining hands with KinderWorld, a forward-looking education institution that helps students reach their fullest potential, we are pleased to be providing highly reliable and high-quality technology and solutions to develop smart campuses, that will further enhance digital innovation in education and training in Southeast Asia. We look forward to more in-depth and fruitful collaborations that leverage our expertise to support KinderWorld’s educational projects.”
Ricky Tan, chairman and CEO at KinderWorld International Group said, “We are excited to collaborate with the leading technological partner Tencent Cloud as we continue our digital innovation journey. This collaboration signals our intent to explore new ideas, spark innovation, and create smart capabilities for our new school campus in the region."
Established in Singapore in 1986, KinderWorld strives to offer the best of international education with the aim of nurturing global citizens guided by Eastern values such as respect and responsibility for nature and their community.
KinderWorld’s mission to be a forward-looking education institution and embrace innovative teaching pedagogies in a creative and challenging environment aligns with Tencent Cloud’s commitment to using its high-performance, high-quality technologies to further boost education in the region.
Tencent Cloud’s collaboration with KinderWorld continues its momentum in education-related initiatives such as the signing of an MoU with the University of Edinburgh to provide cloud access and technical engagement to the institution as well as its collaboration with the Hong Kong education platform GRWTH to optimise and enhance online teaching efficacy.