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February 24, 2022
PSDF receives 300 Smart Tablets from Huawei to support its Digital Training Programs.PSDF (Punjab Skills Development Fund), in partnership with Huawei, will be disseminating 300 smart tablets to support trainees of its digital learning programs. PSDF received the devices last month and will utilize them to advance the skill development of learners. Under PSDF | E-tayyar, the organization is funding skills training in professions that are in demand by employers in the digital arena and equipping learners with skills to advance their careers in professional freelancing or online businesses such as e-commerce. To support its efforts of closing the digital divide that exists in the country, PSDF forged a success with Huawei and Zong. It first launched the e-learning course on “How to E-lance”, in collaboration with Zong to train 10,000 youth in skills that will help them launch their online careers on Fiverr and Upwork the leading online platforms for freelancers, as well as providing free internet data to support their learning. Huawei joined this initiative and chose to partner with PSDF based on the organization’s reputation as a skill expert and its smart approach to addressing the digital gap by bringing on leading IT stakeholders on board. Huawei spokesperson says: “This initiative by PSDF is a great step to empower individuals so they can become active participants in the digital economy-Huawei fully supports this mission and is happy to make a contribution that supports the economic growth of Pakistan’s citizens”. PSDF COO, Ali Akbar Bosan also highlighted the value of this partnership, “This collaboration between PSDF, Huawei and Zong creates a holistic opportunity for PSDF trainees, they will gain access to technical knowledge through PSDF courses and the digital tools they need to access their course like internet data and smart devices”.