Zong 4G, Pakistan’s leading cellular and digital services provider, has partnered with PSDF (Punjab Skills Development Fund) and Huawei, a worldwide technology leader, to bridge the digital divide in Pakistan.
PSDF has acquired 300 smart Huawei tablets from Zong and Huawei Pakistan as part of the agreement, with both partners working together to digitally empower Pakistani youth by providing crucial digital resources and tools to help their skill development.
PSDF received the MetaPad tablets and will use them to implement its online learning and hybrid training programs, which are aimed at developing learners’ skill sets so that they may take advantage of job and income prospects.
PSDF is sponsoring skills training that is in demand by businesses as part of its digital training program, e-tayyar, to equip learners with skills to develop their professions in the digital era. This will be accomplished by providing them with training in developing careers such as professional freelancing and how to start their own businesses.
“This collaboration between PSDF, Zong, and Huawei creates a holistic opportunity for PSDF trainees who will gain access to technical knowledge through PSDF course content and the digital tools they need to access their course, such as internet data and smart devices, from the nation’s top IT provider,” Ali Akbar Bosan, COO PSDF, said.
“It’s a thrill to be extending our collaboration for digital empowerment and bringing more opportunities for Pakistanis to get trained on digital skills,” Zong’s official spokeswoman said of the development. The agreement reflects our philosophy, “Let’s Get Digital,” because it will help Pakistan close the digital divide. I’m convinced that this relationship will lead to even bigger achievements.”
PSDF has already formed effective collaborations with Zong and Huawei in order to help its efforts to close the country’s digital divide.
It developed the e-learning course ‘How to E-lance’ in conjunction with Zong to instruct 10,000 youth on how to start their online professions on Fiverr and Upwork, the top online platforms for freelancers, while also giving free internet data to support their learning journey.
PSDF and Zong’s objective is to optimize tablet usage so that as many people are possible can profit from them. The tablets will be provided to high-achieving trainees in order for them to continue to work as freelancers.
Here is more information on PSDF’s digital training and other future courses.