Grab Launches GrabVarsity – Special Benefits and Rewards for Students
In an effort to help empower the youths of today, Grab has launched GrabVarsity, a student-based programme with a number of interesting benefits and rewards.
Grab Launches GrabVarsity for Students
At a launch event in Universiti Malaya today, the e-hailing service Grab has announced the launch of GrabVarsity, a tertiary student engagement programme.
Designed for students from institutions of higher learning, GrabVarsity addresses the transportation needs of students, and looks at providing lifestyle benefits and rewards for the student community. It does this while also offering opportunities for them to glean real-life work experience.
Sean Goh, Country Head of Grab Malaysia, said:
We at Grab, are acutely aware of the role we play not just in moving the nation forward in transport and payments, but also in developing the country’s young minds. Learning and innovation is central to Grab’s culture and we are always on the lookout for initiatives that allows us to solve local problems whilst giving back to our community.
With GrabVarsity we are helping to create an ecosystem that goes beyond ride hailing benefits as we help bring meaningful long-term impact to tertiary students via economic opportunities to compliment their passion for learning.
Goh went on to share that GrabVarsity comprises of 4 pillars:
- GrabVarsity Rewards: A university student-based reward programme with exclusive, curated benefits that are more relevant and interesting to them. These rewards include offerings from Shopee Malaysia, iflix, Photobook Worldwide, Honor, Digi and Pizza Hut.
- Transport Partner: Grab is also trying to ease traffic congestion within and around the university by establishing designated pick-up and drop-off areas whilst providing exclusive promo codes for events such as convocations, sports day, or festivals.
- Hands-on Learning Opportunities: Students can apply for apprenticeship placements at Grab Malaysia and have the opportunity to work and learn from the best in developing their professional skills for the future.
- Bridging Income Opportunities: Students can participate in a special short-term, student-only Grab driver programme to earn supplemental income to help cover their education fees or student loans.
YB. Dato’ Seri Haji Idris bin Jusoh, Minister of Higher Education, said:
For our young ones to survive and succeed in this fast changing global economy, it is imperative for them to develop time and financial management, and entrepreneurship skills.
Therefore, the Ministry is always supportive of initiatives from corporate companies that enable students to not only gain a degree, but also gain real-life experience that can help them carve a better future. We hope that there will be more world class businesses such as home-grown Grab, who will take up this challenge and impact students in a very real and tangible manner.
Currently, GrabVarsity is available in Universiti Malaya (UM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) and University Malaysia Perlis (UNIMAP). Grab is currently working towards taking this student-centric programme to as many universities as possible in the coming months.
If you wanna know more about GrabVarsity and what it’s offering, click here to find out more.
Pokdepinion: Well, anything to help the youths of today learn and improve their skills is great. There’s enough incentive to drive interest from them too.