Telenor Pakistan As part of the World Bank’s Girls Learn Women Earn (GLWE) initiative, she set a new example to enable women’s education and digital literacy by educating 1,100 women. As part of the program, 1,100 women were trained in digital skills, including solving business problems and developing women / girls to use digital tools to help scale their businesses.
While women make up half of the country’s population, unfortunately the share of girls in out-of-school children is even higher with 53%. Female labor force participation in the country is 29% and only 1% of women are involved in entrepreneurship. This was the main focus of the GLWE initiative, and to achieve decisive goals, the design academy Telenor Create in Telenor Pakistan has developed a customized curriculum to train and enable aspiring female entrepreneurs in digital skills.
Speaking about the development, Telenor Pakistan Operations Director Khurrum Ashfaque said; “The challenges we face today require the joint efforts of all stakeholders, and at Telenor Pakistan, we have always seen it as our responsibility to make a meaningful impact on society. Women’s education and empowerment is one of the pressing challenges and we are proud that we have successfully created positive change through this project and empowered 1,100 women entrepreneurs to realize their dreams. “
Of the 1,100 educated women, 770 attended from different parts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa such as Malak and Swabi and Charsadda. Moreover, urban female participants are equipped with industry knowledge and relevant skills to increase their employability and enable them to start a more people-centered business. Telenor Pakistan, after successfully delivering ‘Girls Learn Women Win’ in partnership with the World Bank, continues to be committed to leveraging technology and digital expertise to promote diversity and inclusion across the country.
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