The online education platform honors their 10,000 Filipino teachers
To honor educators commitment and dedication to their vocation, education platform 51Talk held its annual Teachers’ Day gathering via a virtual event.
Attended by over 10,000 of its online English teachers from all corners of the Philippines, the event, called “51TalkFlix: Your Future At Home,” was streamed live through its website and YouTube channel. Over 2 million pesos worth of prizes were raffled off during the event including exclusive 51Talk merchandise, gift certificates, gadgets, appliances, and laptops.
“We always have an annual gathering for our teachers and this pandemic won’t stop us from doing it again this year,” says 51Talk country head Jennifer Que. “We consider the teachers’ month as the most wonderful time of the 51Talk year. Because all our teachers are home-based, it made sense to mount the grand event virtually. There are no boundaries anymore so we were able to reach more of our teachers to participate.”
51Talk founder and CEO Jack Huang was also virtually present straight from 51Talk’s headquarters in Beijing, China. “I’m so happy to see everyone enjoying themselves as we celebrate and honor our teachers at 51Talk. I want everyone to know how grateful we are, for our teachers’ dedication and hard work, and for brightening our students’ day, one lesson at a time,” he says.
“2020 is another special year for 51Talk. It marks the company’s 9th year as a platform and 4th year of being listed in the NYSE. I salute all of the teachers who have been with us for many years now and I thank you for the trust and for believing in the 51Talk platform. As we move forward to the next year, expect greater and better things from us,” he adds.
To show appreciation to their teachers, there’s also a special segment where Chinese students gave their teachers a heart-warming tribute.
And to make the event more entertaining, legendary OPM singer/songwriter Ebe Dancel serenaded the teachers, while Asia’s Phoenix, Morissette wowed the crowd with her rendition of pop songs and original singles.
Rounding out the list of personalities during the event was 51Talk’s Philippine brand ambassador Pia Wurtzbach, who delivered an inspirational message.
“When I joined the 51Talk family, I was thrilled to help spread the word about the 30,000 livelihood opportunities on the platform. I love to empower my fellow Pinoys and I believe in our skills, dedication, and our capability to succeed and flourish when faced with opportunities,” says Pia. “To all of the 51Talk teachers, Happy Teacher’s Day!”
For those who are interested to become a home-based online English teacher at 51Talk, visit 51Talk.ph .