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Telenor Myanmar extends “Gift of Learning” to rural communities

28 Jan,2021 - Yangon | 3 mins read

  • With a record setting achievement of 88 average learning hours per employee in 2020, rural communities from 10 states and regions will receive free online training worth MMK 20 million
  • To encourage learning at Telenor Myanmar, the company announced an ambition to donate MMK 200,000 for every average learning hour completed by employees in 2020

28 January 2021, Yangon – In collaboration with partner Network Activities Group (NAG), Telenor Myanmar will extend the “Gift of Learning” to an estimated 22,500 beneficiaries across 1,500 villages from 10 states and regions. Rural communities in Ayeyarwaddy, Bago, Kayah, Kayin, Magway, Mandalay, Mon, Sagaing, Shan and Yangon will get the opportunity to receive this training starting February 2021.

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Beneficiaries will learn about effective prevention and response to COVID-19 and receive guidance for livelihood opportunities. The curriculum is based on the Ministry of Health and Sports (MoHS) and World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines. The training sessions will be delivered through digital platforms such as Zoom, Viber, and Facebook’s Messenger, by qualified train-the-trainer teams from NAG.

“At Telenor Myanmar, we care for each other and for the communities we serve. It includes empowering societies by equipping them with relevant skills and giving opportunities that could benefit their daily lives, and we thought: why not extend the gift of learning also to the people in need here in Myanmar? With our partner NAG, we will now bring key training and skills to 10 states and regions. I am proud of all the Telenor Myanmar employees who are spending their hours to learn, and giving others the chance to learn too,” said Telenor Myanmar’s Chief People Officer, Selina Lomholdt.

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Since 2018, Telenor has been running an annual 40-hour learning challenge for all employees globally. To give this competence development initiative a social profile that also impacts the community, Telenor Myanmar in 2020 initiated the “Gift of Learning” program. Through the program, every average hour of learning completed by employees will allocate MMK 200,000 for donation. For 2020, Telenor Myanmar achieved an average of 88 learning hours per employee and will be donating MMK 20 million in total. The amount will be used to pay fees for trainers, and communication fees such as data and phone bills for the beneficiaries to receive free online training.

“We place a premium on continuous learning and development, and want to inspire similar behaviour in the societies we serve. We believe that the contributions we make in trainings today will better equip our employees and the communities we serve to meet a digital and connected future,” added Lomholdt.

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Telenor Myanmar helps extend and enhance the reach of education initiatives and resources through a variety of interventions. More than 1 million people in Myanmar have benefited from its sustainability activities since 2014. Telenor Myanmar will continue to support the Myanmar people to ensure everyone stays safe, connected, and empowered.

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About Telenor Myanmar

Telenor has been providing accessible and affordable mobile communications to people across Myanmar since 2014. With an ambition to deliver the best network experience and relevant services to consumers and businesses based on a solid commitment to responsible business, we serve 17 million customers across all states, regions and territories in Myanmar. Read more about Telenor Myanmar: https://www.telenor.com.mm.

Telenor Myanmar is part of Telenor Group, one of the world’s major mobile operators with 180 million subscriptions. Empowering societies through connectivity has been Telenor’s priority for more than 165 years, and the group currently serves people, business and societies in the Nordics and Asia. For more information about Telenor Group, please visit: https://www.telenor.com.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Khin Nu Yin Myint
Communications | Corporate
khinnuyin.myint@telenor.com.mm
Telenor Myanmar

May Sandy Aye
Communications | Corporate
maysandy.aye@telenor.com.mm
Telenor Myanmar

Yangon

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