China’s Tencent Cloud announced Thursday its collaboration with Singapore education and training provider KinderWorld International Group (KinderWorld) in the areas of smart campus development, innovation and digitalization, as well as training development in the education sector in Southeast Asia.

Tencent Cloud said in a statement the strategic cooperation agreement marks both parties’ intention to leverage the technologies provided by Tencent Cloud for the development of smart campus for schools under KinderWorld.

To achieve their mutual goals, Tencent Cloud and KinderWorld aim to explore the use of solutions and platforms such as campus security, smart technologies, video/ streaming to enable teaching and learning, as well as jointly promote and conduct training courses for talent development while advancing innovation via the potential deployment of a smart education CMS content management system.

Cited a report by Research and Markets, Tencent Cloud said that the edtech and smart classroom market size, which was estimated at $83.61 billion in 2020, is expected to reach $241.58 billion by 2026, with a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.34 percent.

“Joining hands with KinderWorld, a forward-looking education institution that helps students reach their fullest potential, Tencent Cloud is pleased to be providing its highly reliable and high-quality technology and solutions to develop smart campus, that will further enhance digital innovation in education and training in Southeast Asia. We look forward to more in-depth and fruitful collaborations that leverage our expertise to support KinderWorld’s educational projects,” said Kenneth Siow, Regional Director for Southeast Asia and General Manager for Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia of Tencent Cloud International.

Tencent Cloud’s collaboration with KinderWorld continues its momentum in education-related initiatives such as its signing of a memorandum of understanding with the University of Edinburgh to provide cloud access and technical engagement to the institution as well as its collaboration with Hong Kong education platform GRWTH to optimize and enhance online teaching efficacy.

“We are excited to collaborate with leading technological partner Tencent Cloud, as we continue our digital innovation journey. This collaboration signals our intent to explore new ideas, spark innovation and create smart capabilities for our new school campus in the region.” said Ricky Tan, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer at KinderWorld International Group.

Established in Singapore in 1986, KinderWorld strives to appropriate and offer the best of international education with the aim of nurturing global citizens guided by Eastern values such as respect and responsibility for nature and their community. Its mission to be a forward-looking education institution embracing innovative teaching pedagogies in a creative and challenging environment aligns with Tencent Cloud’s commitment to use its high-performance, high-quality technologies to further boost education in the region.

At present, KinderWorld is the largest owner-operator of foreign-invested international schools in Vietnam operating under the brand of KinderWorld International Kindergarten, Singapore International School and Singapore Vietnam International School. It provides education services from Preschool to senior high school and conduct international examinations like the Singapore International Primary School Examinations (iPSLE), Cambridge IGCSE, AS/A Levels and NCC Education International Foundation Diploma.

KinderWorld believes in appropriating and offering the best of international education, guided by eastern values so as to nurture global citizens who demonstrate respect and responsibility for nature and their community.

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