Telenor Pakistan has signed an agreement to scale Orenda’s Taleemabad project and build upon its existing portfolio of ed-tech products and services, said a statement released on Tuesday.
The development is in line with Telenor's goals of building skills for a digital future under its sustainability agenda and aims to provide high-quality digital educational services to underserved students and schools in Pakistan while building a sustainable business model.
“Telenor Pakistan has been at the forefront of leveraging technology to make a meaningful impact in society. We are committed to introducing innovative solutions, bridging the digital skills gap and contributing to the EdTech ecosystem, while empowering Pakistan in its journey towards digitalisation. With this partnership we aim to enrich young minds by enabling them with the resources to realise their full potential," said Chief Operating Officer Irfan Wahab Khan.
Minister for Federal Education and Professional Training Shafqat Mehmood also appreciated Telenor Pakistan and its partners for championing digital education.
“When Telenor Pakistan first partnered with us five years ago, we had reached 1,000 children. Since then, we’ve used technology in all its forms - smartphones, feature phones, desktops, even broadcast radio and television – and now are impacting the lives of 10 million children through Taleemabad. Now with the help of Telenor Pakistan and GSMA, we are moving towards realizing our vision of making world-class digital learning accessible to all 71 million children across Pakistan," said CEO Orenda Welfare Trust Haroon Yasin.
Telenor Pakistan has consistently showcased its commitment towards the empowerment of youth especially through affordable and accessible means of education. At the onset of Covid-19, leading through its Velocity Accelerator Program, after the sudden closure of educational institutions Telenor decided to bring in partners in the digital educational domain to leverage on its already active digital subscriber base.
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