Myanmar has a very high data consumption in social media, communication and entertainment; however, digital skills
for social and economic benefits are yet to be developed especially in lower socio-economic groups and rural areas.
According to LirneAsia/MIDO National ICT study in 2016, 78% of Myanmar internet users have poor digital literacy.
This shows that the current Myanmar workforce is inadequately equipped with 21st century skills which are essential
for building digital economy of Myanmar the country.
Telenor Myanmar has recommended a roadmap to digitizing the country in its Realizing Digital Myanmar report published in Feb 2018 and indicated the need to upgrade digital literacy skills of the people of Myanmar along with six other areas (https://bit.ly/2zbZJ4D) Believing that digital inclusion is the foundation to acquiring higher digital skills and preparing for digital workforce, Telenor Digital School program is launched in November 2018.
Telenor Digital School is a collaborative effort of Telenor Myanmar with the Ministry of Education, KMD, Myan ICT for Development Organization (MIDO) and Irrawaddy Green Tower (IGT) to train primary digital literacy to 100,000 students over a year. With this program, Telenor Myanmar aspires to contribute to UNSDG#10 – reduced inequalities, especially in education.
This program is an expansion of the successful Digital Summer School which provided training to 25,000 students across the country from March to May 2018. (Please visit https://bit.ly/2EOmrWt for more information).
Specifically, the program aims to:
Start - 1 November 2018
Planned End - 31 October 2019
Training Locations: Click here to view the center list.
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