Nas Academy Revives Online Learning Platform For Filipinos
After hitting a snag months ago due to the Whang-Od issue, Nas Academy reactivates its online masterclass services in the Philippines as a way to give back
Nas Academy, founded by Nas Daily’s Nuseir Yassin, is an online learning platform on a mission to empower Creators through technology and they’re not only starting with education, they are reopening and eyeing the Philippines.
The platform resumes its services featuring Nas Academy courses on Confidence, Creator Business, Drawing, Live Streaming, Personal Branding and SEO featuring Creator Educators and personalities such as Catriona Gray, Carlo Ople, Anthony Francisco, Virginia Bautista, and Sean Si.
Despite the Whang-od issue which has been reportedly resolved with a visit and an in-depth discussion with the Butbut tribe in Kalinga and NCIP (National Commission on Indigenous Peoples), over 7,000 Filipinos signed up for and joined Nas Academy’s Community Class in September.
Jacqueline Lim, Nas Academy Head of Philippine Operations, expressed the company’s intention and her appreciation for the Filipinos’ continuing support.
“Our intentions are pure and our intentions are for education. One of the actions we took is creating a community class for free. Just because there were things said against us, [doesn’t mean] we should stop doing what we love doing which is educating more people. This is why we launched the community class and we received overwhelming response,” she shares the positive news.
The Philippines is an important market for Nas Academy as many have expressed their desire to learn more.
“What’s been amazing is on our international courses, some of the best performers in terms of the assignment and what they create has actually been from the Philippines. Which is one of the reasons why our first market to expand outside of this international brand was the Philippines. We saw the potential or the interest in social media and the interest in creating online,” Nas Academy Chief Business Officer Alex Dwek says, adding that in 2022, the company intends to double down in the Philippines and impact the lives of 100,000 Filipinos as they grow the team, launch more academies and offer more free classes. The current roster of Creator Educators is expected to expand next year with new courses to offer.
“We are being more selective when it comes to creators. That means we want credible creators and we want to do research so we make sure that we do not bypass any policies or processes that need to be undertaken for us to be able to launch a new course,” Lim notes.
As for the kind of courses or academies they’d like to launch and the type of partnership they establish with creators, Lim says a lot of their decisions are dependent on research.
“[We do] things that we know we have credibility in. Content creation is something that we have been doing even before Nas Academy joined the Philippines. We explore what's the gap in the market so we do some research. [For example], there’s a lot of people who want to learn how to be more confident or there’s a lot of people who want to learn how to make money online. We look for the need and we combine them with what we’re good at and we get student feedback to improve further based on what they’re looking for. And then the creator layer comes in. Essentially, we have to talk to credible people in that space and see if they’re willing and ready to teach,” the country head says.
For more information and to explore courses available, visit www.nasacademy.com.