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Telenor's CSR initiative to shine youth talent.

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Lahore -- The Telenor Pakistan has recently renewed its agreement with Environment Protection Department (EPD), Punjab, to continue to feature the global countdown game at Children Library Complex (CLC), Lahore. The gaming machine, which was first introduced in 2009 has helped increasing awareness for environment and ICTs in students from more than 100 public schools and has also enhanced their communication and decision making skills.

This initiative is aimed at enhancing the outreach of ICT tools in public schools and empowering the young through ethical and interactive role-play.

Speaking at the signing ceremony, Aslam Hayat, Vice President Corporate Affairs, Telenor Pakistan, said "Telenor Pakistan believes that the telecom industry has the power to transform society, which is why we pursue corporate responsibility as an important part of our operations in close liaison with the government."

He also said that global countdown is one such initiative which empowers the youth through ethical and interactive role-playing and thereby augments our efforts to maximize the positive impact of telecommunications, create shared value for the society and help shape a sustainable future for all.

0The gathering was also addressed by Secretary Environment and Secretary Schools Education, Punjab who emphasized the role of ICT-based interventions through Public Private Partnerships in furthering the cause of education and environment protection.

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Title Annotation:corporate social responsibility; Telenor Pakistan; Environment Protection Department
Publication:Technology Times
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:9PAKI
Date:Jul 28, 2013
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