School gadget financing made more accessible with InvestEd-Abenson partnership

The partnership allows students to purchase gadgets for school from Abenson and pay through InvestEd’s Gadget Installment Plans.

The last two years saw a huge change in the learning experience of students: classrooms were closed and books were replaced with gadgets amid the distance learning set-up due to the pandemic.

And as movement restrictions easen, learning institutions now adapt to changes by blending face-to-face classes with ones done online. Thus, the implementation of hybrid learning, which allows students to study on campus and online.

The introduction of this new learning set-up comes with a growing demand for digital tools or gadgets among young adult learners. While gadgets like laptops and tablets were already a necessity for studying even before the pandemic, the need for these tools ballooned amid the new setting.

In an aim to provide Filipino students easier access to gadgets for school, globally-acclaimed impact business InvestEd partnered with gadget retail store chain Abenson.

With the partnership, college students can purchase learning gadgets or laptops from Abenson and pay it through InvestEd’s “Study Now, Pay Later” financing program. Abenson will, then, deliver the items purchased directly to the students’ doorstep. Students can also avail other school productivity tools such as internet devices, as well as tables and chairs through the partnership. The delivery coverage, however, is limited to Luzon for now.

“We are very excited to welcome Abenson, one of the country’s largest retail store chains, to our Education for All Alliance. Gadgets and conducive study setups are essential for today’s students, and non-possession of these are now a barrier to learning and student success. With Abenson, we can now reach students who are not able to purchase school necessities due to lack of access to affordable  credit.” InvestEd CEO and Founder Carmina Bayombong said.

The partnership is a major boost to InvestEd’s “Education for All Alliance,” adding another reputable brand that has more than 130 branches nationwide to its growing list of partners in promoting education access for underprivileged Filipino youth. To date, InvestEd has two large ecommerce platforms, Lazada and Abenson, in its Alliance.

“Abenson as the leading appliance and gadgets store in the country aims to always bring the Good Life to Every Filipino,” Aurora Mendoza, Abenson’s Senior Vice President, said. “We welcome partnership with organizations like InvestEd to help and support young Filipinos in achieving their dream education, through quality and affordable gadgets for learning within reach. With strong partnerships, we’ll be able to continue to serve and help the community better.”

About InvestEd

A globally-awarded impact business, InvestEd partners with organizations and brands to address the gap of education access affecting underresourced youth through its Education for All Alliance. Since its inception, InvestEd has co-created education access programs with  mission-aligned companies such as Lazada, Johnson & Johnson, Credit Suisse, UNICEF, and Cartier To date, InvestEd has helped thousands of low-income Filipino youth from 500+ schools increase their income by 2.3 times and navigate success in a fast-changing world. If you share our vision of equitable education access for the youth and would like to join InvestEd’s Education for All Alliance as a partner, please contact partnerships@invested.ph.

About Abenson

Abenson Group is the trusted appliance,  gadget and furniture store chain in the country, with over 130 stores nationwide.