Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ is a knowledge-based initiative that aims to provide learning and training to young people to enable them to become future proponents in the Digital Age.
In the first phase, internet workshops will be held in schools located in the semi-urban areas of Pakistan starting in Azad Jammu & Kashmir.this year, internet workshops were conducted in 83 government schools engaging over 18,500 students encompassing the semi urban areas of AJK.
Telenor Talkshawk Internet-Champ Competition in AJK
Fifty Mobile Internet Labs were also set up in fifty different government schools.
After the students took the ‘Internet oath’ pledging to use the knowledge for positive purposes, select contestants of a competition were taken to a training room. They were briefed on how the internet works and how information can be searched for on internet-enabled mobile phones. There were also stage activities for the audience and a lucky draw. At the end, winners were announced and shields awarded to them.
Speaking at the ceremony, Telenor Pakistan’s Aamer Izhar thanked the AJK Prime Minister for supporting the Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ project.
The AJK Minister for Social Welfare & Women Development Farzana Yaqoob, the chief guest at the event, appreciated the enthusiasm of the students throughout the competition and said:
“This is proof that the Government of AJK is committed, at the highest level, to promoting digital awareness among the youth so that they are able to use modern technologies to compete as a global citizen anywhere in the world,” he said. “Through the project we intend to create a healthy and conducive learning environment for children, parents and school faculty.”
“The project is in line with our commitment to encourage the youth of AJK to utilize the latest technology and make a positive contribution to the society. We are hopeful that the collaboration between Telenor Pakistan and the Government of AJK will serve as a foundation to help empower the digital generation in the region”.