Press Release

Almost 9,000 students joined Telenor’s Universal Children’s Day event

29 November, 2018 - Yangon

  • Dedicated ‘Safe Internet’ program was conducted in 44 different places concurrently across the country
  • The initiative has successfully trained more than 230,000 students on the basic digital literacy and how to stay safe on the internet

In celebration of this year Universal Children’s Day, Telenor Myanmar has organized its largest ‘Safe Internet’ event in the country on November 20th, 2018 and successfully educated nearly 9,000 students on the benefits of using internet for educational purpose, how to stay safe online and how to handle potential risks while highlighting the message of keeping children safe on the internet.

Each Safe Internet talk lasted around 90 minutes and several talks were conducted at the same time on that day in 44 places including government schools and Telenor’s Lighthouse centers nationwide. This initiative was actively volunteered by Telenor Myanmar employees and interns to empower the people of Myanmar and improve their digital literacy. Telenor Myanmar also created a Facebook profile frame dedicated for this occasion for the people to show their support to Universal Children’s Day.

“With the aim not only to provide the superior telecom services to our customers but also to promote everyone’s daily lives, Telenor is always looking forward to initiate or participate in the campaigns and programs which can bring benefits for the people of Myanmar. Our safe internet program is one of the proofs of this intention and in celebration of this year Universal Children’s Day, we have successfully organized our biggest ‘safe internet’ talk in the country, educating nearly 9,000 students on a single day. We are pleased with this great achievement and it will also be an encouragement for us to continue this initiative in the coming years,” said Min Thu, Head of Business Sustainability of Telenor Myanmar.

Telenor Myanmar’s Safe Internet program was launched in 2016 with the objective to educate youths across the country on how to stay safe online and utilize the internet responsibly. By using interactive animated videos, the program also provides parents with the tools to discuss the benefits of the internet with their children. And from October this year, a new segment regarding how to spot fake news was introduced. From inception to date, the program has successfully trained more than 230,000 students and youths about the basic digital literacy and how to stay safe on the internet.

Additionally, Telenor Myanmar has recently announced the commencement of its Digital School to provide basic computer literacy and safe internet training to 100,000 students across Myanmar over the course of a year. Telenor Myanmar is running several programs on building foundations towards digital Myanmar as part of its corporate responsibility activities.

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Shwe Yinn Mar Oo
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shweyinn.maroo@telenor.com.mm
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