LAHORE - Telenor Pakistan has launched a nationwide project that will help empower a new digital generation in Pakistan. 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, says a Press release.

Telenor Pakistan will partner with Government of the Punjab and hold internet workshops for class 8-10 students in 150 schools in the semi-urban and rural areas of Punjab.

To mark the initiative, a launch event was held at Children’s Library Complex which was attended by a large number of school children, their parents and teachers. The chief guest on the occasion was Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Rana Mashhood Ahmad Khan.

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.

In a message, Acting Chief Marketing Officer Telenor Pakistan Usman Javed thanked the Government of Punjab for supporting the Telenor Talkshawk I-Champ project. “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.”