Based on the EV-DCI 2021 report, nationally, the score of the infrastructure pillar increased by 20.3 points, increasing it to 56.2. This development has made remote learning accessible and feasible. However, thedevelopment of infrastructure and the distribution of access to internet are not equally felt, resulting in a myriad of difficulties for students and teachers in less-developed areas in successfully conducting remote study.

As of December 2020, Ruangguru had more than 22 million users throughout Indonesia and helped more than 300,000 teachers to teach remotely. Ruangguru’s free online school services has been used by more than 10 million students since it was first launched.

“Ruangguru’s Free Online School was launched one day after the government announced the learning process should be carried out online and remotely. Ruangguru is also working with telecommunication service providers to provide cheap, even free data packages, so that students in Indonesia can study online without being constrained by credits.”

CEO and Co-founder Ruangguru
Belva Devara

To help students take part in online or distance learning, the government continues to optimize the acceleration of education digitalization by building infrastructure in remote areas so students have access to education. “Without reliable infrastructure, it will be difficult to increase and equalize the quality of education,” said Belva Devara, co-founder and CEO of Ruangguru, an educational startup. In addition to pursuing his undergraduate degree in computer science and business at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Belva received dual degrees in public policy at Harvard University and business administration at Stanford University.

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