The Citizens Foundation (TCF) and Jazz, Pakistan’s number one 4G operator and the largest internet and broadband service provider have come together to digitally transform 1,652 TCF schools, which will positively impact over 266,000 students across Pakistan and Azad Jammu & Kashmir. Jazz will also assist in replacing aging tablets and mobile phones that run TCF’s existing School Management Application allowing principals to collect data more efficiently.
Spanning a period of three years, this collaboration will introduce a blended learning curriculum, revamp of computer labs, and a digital school management system. By revamping the existing computer labs and installing 500 battery-powered audio-visual rooms, TCF will introduce a new, cutting-edge digital literacy curriculum designed for blended learning. Teachers will combine online educational materials with traditional place-based classroom methods to illustrate concepts that are described in the textbooks. The grant will also train 3,584 TCF teachers to use this state-of-the-art technology.
Talking about this development, Syed Asaad Ayub Ahmad, President and CEO of TCF, said, “Every child deserves and can have a 21st-century education. We have been experimenting with ways to use technology to support learning for many years. Jazz’s support comes at the right time for us to be able to introduce new solutions, which are a model for what is possible in Pakistan.”
“Our support of TCF over the years is based on the mutually inclusive objective of empowering the youth with quality education and skill set that compliments this digital age. We are enabling TCF to complete its digital transformation to provide a robust learning experience that is relevant, valuable, and builds digital-age skills,” added Syed Fakhar Ahmed, Chief Corporate & Regulatory Affairs Officer at Jazz.
Driven by the impetus to digitally empower the youth and to assist the Government of Pakistan in realizing its Digital Pakistan vision, Jazz continues to club its resources and expertise in creating long-term, sustainable solutions and partnerships that uplift individuals and the larger community.