Digital literacy training provided in 26 townships

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As part of a digital literacy initiative launched by Ooredoo Myanmar and Facebook, trainers visited remote areas near 26 townships across the country in the last two months of 2019 to educate people on using the internet safely and responsibly.
In the months of November and December, two vans carried trainers to villages in 26 townships: Hlegu, Taikkyi, Thanlyin, Thongwa, Kayan, Kawhmu, Dala, Htantabin, Twantay, Kungyangon, Uto, Kyauktan, Phaung Gyi, Shwepyithar, Bago, Seikkyi Khanaungto, Mingaladon, Satthwadaw, Wundwin, Thazi, Pyawbwe, Yamethin, Meiktila, Mahlaing, Myingyan, and Thaungtha.
The trainers educated mobile phone users in the areas about digital literacy. The training was conducted with the aim to strengthen the nationwide ‘Internet 101’ (Internet One on One) digital literacy campaign launched by Ooredoo Myanmar and Facebook.
“We are aware that, on the one hand, internet usage among Myanmar citizens has been increasing steadily, and on the other hand, it is very crucial for people to know how to use the internet safely and responsibly in order to get the best opportunities and avoid unnecessary consequences. That is why, Ooredoo has teamed up with Facebook to launch this ‘Internet 101’ digital literacy campaign to equip people with the basic knowledge on how to use the internet properly. As a committed partner to enriching people’s digital lives, we are so pleased to see that the program worked very well, and we are hoping that this training will be reaching more people across the country in the coming years,” said U Tint Naing Htut, head of corporate communications, Ooredoo Myanmar.
Ooredoo Myanmar launched the ‘Internet 101’ campaign in June, 2019 to raise awareness and increase the adoption of mobile internet in Myanmar. For the campaign, Facebook is serving as an enabler and Ooredoo Myanmar is driving the internet education program across the country. Training is being provided at exclusive Ooredoo retail points across the country, and according to statistics, as of September, 2019, more than 300,000 people have taken part in the digital literacy campaign.—GNLM

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