Facebook Partners with Telenor Pakistan to Hunt for the Next Internet Champion iChamp

iChamp expects to advance web proficiency and safe utilization of web among Pakistani youth through exciting instructive sessions in schools and an unscripted television appear

Telenor Pakistan and Facebook have propelled the second portion of its learning based activity Internet Champion – iChamp, which incorporates an across the nation rivalry for school kids and a reality appear on national TV this year. The starting function, held at a tuition based school in Rawalpindi, was gone to by top administration of Telenor Pakistan and Facebook. Telenor Pakistan Partners with Facebook to Hunt for the Next ‘Web Champion’ – iChamp.

iChamp’s 2017 will likely touch auxiliary schools on a mass scale crosswise over Pakistan to teach youth on the advantages and safe utilization of web. The program will be bolstered by Facebook’s Free Basics extend that gives free access to many fun and learning sites. Covering 76 locale over each of the four regions, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, an expected 600,000 understudies will be prepared by specialists through Free Basics with free handbooks and different assets.

Telenor Pakistan Partners with Facebook to Hunt for the Next ‘Web Champion’ – iChamp

In the program’s first stage, iChamp preparing and rivalries covering capable and positive utilization of web will be held at more than 1,600 schools across the country, with three understudies from each school shortlisted for the area level rivalry. In the second stage, an area level rivalry will be held at the locale HQ’s fundamental school with every single winning understudy from each school taking an interest and three being shortlisted for the common level rivalry. The third stage will highlight a commonplace level rivalry to be held at the particular common capital where the locale level victors will contend and just three champs will be chosen from every region.

The chose 12 understudies will continue to contend in the iChamp reality appear on national TV. This will be the first and the greatest show of its kind where understudies from crosswise over Pakistan will focalize to bolster Telenor’s reason for computerized incorporation and encouraging learning through versatile web. The 15-scene reality show will include rivalries in view of utilizing web gainfully and a fantastic finale where a definitive iChamp will be declared. The show will likewise be fueled by Free Basics with contenders searching for the correct answers on their cell phones and in this way advancing the utilization of cell web for training and learning.

We are excited to be part of the Telenor iChamp which is a transformative initiative that aims to bridge the digital inclusion gap amongst the underserved youth in Pakistan. Telenor’s iChamp and our Free Basics program share a common goal of empowering the next generation with digital learning tools and educational services that people can access from any mobile phone for free. With over 800 services now on the Free Basics platform, we have brought more than 50 million people online globally through Free Basics and through this partnership with Telenor iChamp we hope that every parent and student in Pakistan can take advantage of the internet for their learning and development.

Said Ime Archibong, Director of Partnerships at Facebook.

t feels great to be back with the second, bigger and better installment of our Internet Champion program. Children are the future of our country and we at Telenor Pakistan are ready to go the extra mile to support and empower our youth. With a mission of empowering our society and a relentless commitment to promote digital inclusion in the country, we will continue our efforts in the same direction with passion that will help nurture a responsible digital generation

 

Said Irfan Wahab Khan, CEO, Telenor Pakistan.

Started in 2012, iChamp has been the key source of learning about the good and safe use of the internet for schoolchildren across Pakistan. In its first run in 2012-13, the program reached 1,603 schools and trained 632,289 students nationwide with 61,380 getting the ‘highly trained’ status. iChamp is a strong platform that is supporting Telenor Pakistan in its incessant efforts to educate children on using internet safely while accessing it for fun and learning. As part of these efforts, Telenor Pakistan recently launched an internet safety guide book in Urdu and English languages that helps parents talk to their children about internet safety and is available free of cost here.