Published on May 14th, 2012 | by Bilal Sulehri6
Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ to Help Promote Digital Generation in Pakistan
Telenor Pakistan has started an initiative to empower the Pakistani ‘digital generation. The initiative is called Talkshawk I-Champ which aims to provide exciting learning and training opportunities to the youth to enable them to become the proponents of digital change in Pakistan.
Telenor will join hands with the Government of the Punjab in this knowledge based project and conduct internet workshops for students of class 8 to 10 in around 150 schools in rural and semi-urban areas of the most populated province in the country.
A launch event was attended by a large number of school children, their parents and teachers. The event was held at Children’s Library Complex and Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan was present as the chief guest.
It is interesting to note that all telecom operators in Pakistan have started promoting the use of mobile internet in one way or other as the auction of widely anticipated 3G licenses is knocking on the door. By engaging into such positive activities, Telenor is perhaps leading the pack by promoting knowledge and positive youth of internet on one hand and encouraging masses to use mobile internet and related services on the other.
In a message, Acting Chief Marketing Officer Telenor Pakistan Usman Javed thanked the Government of Punjab for supporting the Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ project, he said:
“We are delighted to be partnering with the Government of Punjab to start promoting digital awareness among the youth of the province. Together we will enable them to harness the power of the internet as a means to compete with anyone, anywhere in the world,” he said. “Through Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ we intend to create a healthy and conducive learning environment for children, parents and school faculty.”
Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan in his remarks spoke about the importance of youth learning the positive use of technology was quoted saying:
“Government of the Punjab is committed to providing its citizens with quality education. Part of this is our youth becoming fully conversant with today’s digital technologies. It is imperative that they are able to use modern tools such as the internet for a brighter tomorrow for themselves and their families.”
The winner of the Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ final competition will be presented with an opportunity to learn more about the internet and explore how the internet is being used by people outside Pakistan be visiting Opera Labs in Norway.