Number of ooredoo’s digital library reaches to 250

Ooredoo Myanmar expands its support for the digital library transformation initiative by providing 200 laptops together with Ooredoo Wireless broadband devices (worth 209,200,000 MMK in total) to additional 40 libraries, contributing to a total of 250 digital libraries nationwide as of 2022.
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U Tint Naing Htut, Head of Corporate Communications of Ooredoo Myanmar said “Ooredoo Myanmar has always been in the forefront of the digital transformation initiatives in the country. We are pleased to support this initiative as we believe in the power of technology to improve digital literacy across the country. This program is part of our endeavor to improve the competence and digital skills of the communities. In line with Ooredoo Myanmar’s Vison of “Enriching People’s Digital Lives” in Myanmar, we not only provide digital services but also possibilities for development.”

Since the beginning of the program, Ooredoo Myanmar has provided digital devices and connectivity; it has supported 55 libraries in 2014, 90 libraries in 2016, 150 libraries in 2018, and 210 libraries in 2021, and extended to 250 libraries in 2022.

Between February 2015 and May 2022, over 796,749 people visited digital libraries and more than 240,592 people have developed their digital literacy abilities. These transformed digital libraries enabled 55% of the visitors to access news or learning opportunities, 21% improved their technology skills, and 24% sought or applied for employment.Photo Source

These findings show that libraries equipped with technology and training can fulfill the growing demand of Myanmar people for online skills and services. Over the span of 86 months, 361,000 people utilized digital devices at the libraries and 353,000 people accessed the internet for the first time.

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