MPT Celebrates 6th Graduation Ceremony of Nationwide Digital Skills Education Program

09 Aug 2019

(Yangon, 8th August 2019) MPT, Myanmar’s first and leading telecommunications operator, celebrates the success of its “Digital Skills to Go Forward” Program with a ceremony marking the graduation of the latest batch of students. The ceremony is being held at Royal Rose Restaurant, Yangon and more than 2,000 students completed computer literacy courses through this program for current graduation batch. This year, MPT will extend its supports such as provision of the internet services and maintenance fees including the “Training of Trainers” program for graduated students.

MPT’s “Digital Skills to Go Forward” Program focuses on empowering Myanmar’s underprivileged youth through computer skills training. Since its launch in 2016, more than 3,800 students from different parts of the country attended courses under this program and developed crucial computer literacy skills. MPT provided 300 laptops, Wi-Fi facilities and data connectivity, as well as support for extra trainers to cover the student courses.

Moreover, MPT provides support to graduate students in becoming trainers at MPT’s training facility so they can spread their knowledge and skillsets across local communities and ultimately help create next generation of leaders. Trainers undergo rigorous training programs on how to develop and provide interactive lessons to transfer skills in the most effective and efficient way. It is crucial to develop teaching methodologies to maximize the outcomes of the program in the future. This is one of the good examples of skill transfer to others in order to give encouragement and initial responsibility. This Program is operated in collaboration with the NLD Education Network.

“At MPT, we believe that education is the strongest weapon against challenging global circumstances. That is why youth education is one of the priorities of MPT’s CSR strategy. With our ‘Digital Skills to Go Forward’ initiative, we are reducing the digital divide and providing skillsets that are crucially important in both local and global job markets. This is our way to support the future generation and drives Myanmar’s social and economic development.”, said Mr. Yoshiaki Benino, Chief Operating Officer of MPT-KSGM Joint Operations.

Dr. Myo Nyunt, Central Executive Committee member of NLD, added “We greatly appreciate the long-standing commitment showcased by MPT to encourage digital education of Myanmar’s youth. Furthermore, I deeply believe that with support from local telecom operators, we will be able to build an advanced, digitalized nation that leverages on technological innovations to overcome a myriad of challenges.”

“My experience has been great. The trainers of the program are very highly skilled and they could not have done more to make the experience enjoyable. Courses offered by MPT and NLDEN create not only have knowledge and skills of computer literacy but can lead to real job opportunities for the Myanmar youth. Thanks to the training and improvement of my new skillsets, I was able to find a job easily. I am very excited to showcase my enhanced digital skills at my workplace. Now I will be able to work in even more efficient and effective way,”, said Ko Thar Nge Lwin, one of the graduates of MPT’s “Digital Skills to Go Forward Program”.

MPT is fully dedicated to filling the digital literacy gap in many different ways. For instance, MPT’s telecenters, easily reachable in 150 locations all over the country, have been designed to offer a wide range of beneficial information and communication services to its visitors. Additionally, MPT’s Myanmar Technopreneurship Development Program supports Young Myanmar Entrepreneurs using their technical skills in digital field to become a full blown businesses so that it can support the digital eco system of Myanmar.

Under the main CSR pillars of education, healthcare and business incubation, MPT is working consistently to benefit future generations in various ways. With the “Myanmar In Our Heart” initiative, MPT leverages its leading market position to aid its customers and Myanmar’s economy and local communities.

For more information about MPT’s CSR programs and youth development initiatives, please visit http://mpt.com.mm/en/about-home-en/csr-activities/