Zong teams up with PSDF and Huawei to close digital divide in Pakistan
In a collective effort to narrow the digital divide in Pakistan, Pakistan’s cellular and digital services frontrunner, Zong 4G has joined forces with PSDF (Punjab Skills Development Fund) and the global technology leader, Huawei.
As part of the partnership, PSDF has received 300 smart Huawei tablets from Zong and Huawei Pakistan, with both partners working collaboratively to digitally empower the Pakistani youth by providing critical digital resources and tools to support their skill development.
PSDF received the MetaPad tablets and will utilize them to implement its online learning and hybrid training programs targeted at nurturing learners’ skillsets so they can seize employment and income-generating opportunities.
As part of its digital training program ‘e-tayyar’, PSDF is funding skills training that is in demand by employers to equip learners with skills to advance their careers in the digital era. This will be achieved by training them in emerging careers such as professional freelancing and how to launch their entrepreneurial ventures.
Shedding light on the value of the new partnership with Zong and Huawei, Ali Akbar Bosan, COO PSDF, said, “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 like internet data and smart devices, from the nation’s top IT provider.”