ISLAMABAD, April 28 (TNS): Huawei Technologies Pakistan recently celebrated ‘Girls who Code’ event held at the PM Secretariat, Islamabad. To mark the occasion Huawei Technologies donated 150 tablets to the girls program by way of Ministry of ITT.
Prime Minister of Pakistan, Mr. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, present as a chief guest in the event has applauded Huawei and Microsoft for being kind enough to be a part of this program which is of great meaning to us. In his speech, the PM has said that this program is mainly to bring digital knowledge to the girls of Pakistan so that they can gain employment opportunities and become a support for their families and mainly for themselves.
He said that Government of Pakistan and the IT ministry are committed to provide access to internet all over Pakistan so that connectivity can become common and people can benefit from it. This program fits perfectly to our vision of providing employment for youth of Pakistan and it aims at bridging gender divide as well as digital divide.
While renewing the pledge of creating more and more opportunities for women of Pakistan PM has said that women too, hold the talent hence they should be appreciated to learn and excel in the field of coding and his program should serve as a model for other countries and should be a real source of inspiration for all. “Successful implementation of this program is of great pride to all Pakistanis and especially to me.” He added.
IT Minister Anusha Rahman in her speech said that Huawei was kind enough to ask what they could do for us, we asked them to help the girls, equip them, give them tablets and they were generous enough to do so. She further said that these girls had not seen computers ever in their lives and this was made possible through efforts and support of USF, Microsoft and Huawei. These girls have been trained on computer skills and they have computer skills so that they can benefit for themselves and their families. They will be an earning hand for their families. It’s is our responsibility to provide these girls with education to take their passion of coding ahead. Through enabling themselves they have become teachers, entrepreneurs etc.”
In its statement Huawei has said that its continuous support of female empowerment is a driving force for the development of Pakistan. The organizations primary goals involve working with the people of Pakistan where by women and girls can become useful contributors’ to their families and thereby contribute to the national economy. Skills in the new digital age represent an enormous opportunity for the digitally adept youth of Pakistan and Huawei stands by its commitment and will continue to support the ministry of IT and women of Pakistan in this noble cause.