The United Korean Community Asociation (UKCA) has forged a partnership with Smart Communications, Inc. to help unify and strengthen the growing Korean community in the Philippines. This agreement was signed officially in the Korean Embassy at Taguig City in the presence of Korean Ambassador Lee Hye-Min, UKCA President Won Joo-Lee, and members of the Korean Chamber of Commerce in the Philippines.
A Smart-powered Infoboard System wil be made available to UKCA members, allowing them to access a whole portfolio of customizable services through their own UKCA SIM Card. This SIM Card will empower them to use the Infoboard for web-based, mutual communication that will enhance the organization of the Korean community locally.
Through the SIM card, the UKCA will be able to send important communication like security advisory, emergency information, and even important announcement to the Korean community free of charge. Likewise, Koreans can reply and send their own communications to the system by simply sending an SMS for only P1.
This system will benefit all Koreans in the Philippines, from students, small entrepreneurs, professionals, and even tourists who will get the SIM card.
I’m actually not surprised that the UKCA has chosen Smart to be their partner for this project. When I was still studying, I had a special Smart university SIM that allowed me to get grade reports straight to my mobile phone. It was also customized in the sense that it allowed news blasts and other communications especially created for the university. I’m sure Smart adapted the same efficient system based on the needs of the local Korean community.
Thanks to smartschools.ph for the photo.