ISLAMABAD ( BMZ REPORT )
With a goal to dramatically accelerate the pace and scale of entrepreneurship in the country, Intel Pakistan is piloting a new initiative, under the Intel Easy Steps program. This was undersigned in a MoU with Memon Industrial & Technical Institute (MITI) to increase the relevance of computer devices as a tool for learning and providing quality basic digital literacy opportunities to underprivileged section of the society.
MITI, is a vocational and technical training institute for youth offering a wide variety of technical, IT, multimedia and home economic courses/disciplines. Courses are exclusively offered in 27 trades for men and 35 for women. MITI offers support to low-income and unemployed section of the society to provide capacity building opportunity to out-of-school children and youth to explore and increase self-employability. MITI has 3500 male and 6800 female students currently enrolled / registered in their institution.
Under this MoU, Intel Pakistan and MITI will integrate Intel Easy Steps Course content which is a simple instructional course and material that helps learners become competent in the digital world, especially created for adults and youth in underserved areas who find themselves at a disadvantage due to lack of access to proper training on the basic use of computers.
The Intel® Learn Easy Steps program addresses the needs of adults and youth around the world who seek to learn basic digital literacy skills. Its simple instructional approach teaches basic computer literacy, which is a key 21st century skill, enabling enhanced social and economic self-sufficiency. Intel provides the content free of charge to governments and NGOs, who manage local implementation.
Speaking on this occasion, Naveed Siraj, Country Manager, Intel Pakistan said, “Entrepreneurship has been demonstrated to be a global driver of innovation, technology commercialization, business model adaptation, human potential development and value creation.
We are very excited to launch this project in partnership with MITI to encourage and inspire next generation of innovator sand to yield significant positive results not just by enhancing training and educating but also encouraging learners to convert their ideas into reality.”
Over the years, Intel Pakistan has partnered with and facilitated many public and private sector organizations for technology implementation. Intel has been instrumental in creating innovative new solutions and to build a future of opportunity for the youth of Pakistan.