Ooredoo Myanmar, the leading telecom service provider in Myanmar, today announced a collaboration with Google Asia Pacific. With this programme Ooredoo Myanmar has become the first telecom operator in Myanmar to work together with Google to organize a digital literacy and citizenship training program across Myanmar with the recognition of the Ministry of Education.
Google has long supported education initiatives in technical fields and Ooredoo is the leading digital enabler in Myanmar. Ooredoo Myanmar’s collaboration with Google is an expansion of its “Learn with Internet to enrich your digital lives” CSR program.
“Ooredoo is leading as the digital enabler by using our technology to support the digital transformation of Myanmar. In this digital age, it is important that everyone is well informed on how to utilize information technology and internet effectively and responsibly. Children are the future of the country and we will start educating students with the digital literacy program from the basic education level,” said U Tint Naing Htut, Head of Corporate Communications of Ooredoo Myanmar.
“Digital literacy is one of the most significant issues we all face as a society as a new generation grows up with the Internet at their disposal 24/7. It’s important that we help our young develop empathy and responsibility and look out for one another online — just like we teach them to be offline. We hope this training program will lead to meaningful conversations on digital safety and respect at home, school and many other places,” said Su Ann Lim, Head of Industry (Tech and Telco) of Google Malaysia, Myanmar and Cambodia.
This unique collaboration will promote the development digital skills and awareness of digital citizenship among the future generations of Myanmar.