Jazz & TCF Open Doors to Careers In ICT Fields for Students

In celebration of Girls in ICT Day and to reaffirm Jazz’s dedication to the digital empowerment of young minds, Jazz employees dedicated a day to engage with TCF students

In an enduring collaboration that has spanned three years, Jazz, Pakistan’s leading digital operator, and The Citizens Foundation (TCF), one of the nation’s largest networks of affordable formal schools, continue to nurture the aspirations of thousands of young students, with over half of them being girls, to pursue careers in various fields of Information Communications Technology (ICT).

Through the multifaceted Digital Learning Program (DLP), this partnership aims to equip students with essential digital skills from an early age, empowering them to become integral contributors to the vision of a Digital Pakistan. The program extends its support to more than 1,600 TCF schools across Pakistan, with over 180,000 students already having benefited from it. Additionally, the program focuses on training female teachers, with over 8,000 teachers already trained on the latest ICT tools.

In celebration of Girls in ICT Day and to reaffirm Jazz’s dedication to the digital empowerment of young minds, Jazz employees dedicated a day to engage with TCF students. The interaction involved delving into the students’ experiences and insights gained from the Digital Learning Program (DLP).

Through candid discussions, schoolgirls shared their journey and aspirations, seeking guidance from the Jazz team. Students and teachers also showcased the transformative impact of the blended learning approach at the DLP lab, illustrating its profound effect on their educational journey.

Syed Fakhar Ahmed, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer at Jazz, expressed Jazz’s commitment to women’s empowerment through technology. He highlighted the collaboration with TCF as pivotal in revolutionizing mindsets and shaping the career trajectories of young girls aspiring to enter the field of technology. He emphasized the tangible impact and opportunities emerging from the partnership, paving the way for a more inclusive and equitable digital future.

Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad, CEO of TCF, echoed the sentiment, stating that their mission is to provide underprivileged children with access to quality education, a cause supported wholeheartedly by Jazz through initiatives like the Digital Learning Program (DLP). He emphasized the comprehensive nature of the digital initiative, catalyzing a shift in mindsets and enabling more girls to aspire to careers in various ICT fields.

Jazz has been a staunch proponent of girls’ empowerment through technology, preparing them to become key contributors to the digital economy envisioned by Pakistan. In addition to the Digital Learning Program (DLP), Jazz spearheads various initiatives to foster women’s empowerment.

These include the Women In Social Entrepreneurship (WISE) initiative, the Jazz Rural Data Education Program, the Digital Pakistan Tech Fellowship Program, and the impactful JAZZ-GSMA Connected Women Partnership. Through these initiatives, Jazz remains steadfast in its commitment to empowering women and advancing gender equality in the digital sphere.

As the collaboration between Jazz and TCF enters its fourth year, it continues to inspire and empower young minds across Pakistan, shaping a future where every child, regardless of gender or background, has the opportunity to thrive in the digital age.