ISLAMABAD, (Pakistan Point News - APP - 11th Nov, 2016 ) : China Mobile Pakistan (CMPak) (Zong) has setup a state-of-the-art 4g internet lab for marginalized children of local community at Mashal Model School. Mashal Model School is a registered trust and is providing education to marginalized children through community involvement in Bari Imam area of Islamabad. The school has a current enrollment of over 860 children, majority of whom have never been to school before.
Most of these children dwell in nearby slums and are also bread earners for their families. The Internet lab is equipped with laptops and 4G enabled Mi-Fi connectivity. For this activity, a room at the school, which was previously in a dilapidated state, was completely renovated and reconditioned by mobile phone operator's "New Hope" volunteers with help of professional staff. The "new-look" room was unveiled to a set of excited children at school where volunteers held learning sessions to exhibit internet usage to students.
Since it was the first interaction of most children with virtual universe, it was received with a lot of awe, joy and curiosity. It is to be noted that over the last few years, zong has carried a socially responsible enterprise image and has shown a serious resolve in delivering on its social responsibilities. Under the banner of `A NEW HOPE' Zong recently launched its Employee Volunteer Programme that encourages employees to donate hours for volunteer activities.
Under a detailed methodology, the programme aims at greater social inclusion through aiding welfare of the underprivileged segments of the society. The setting up of 4G lab for street children is a stride in direction of social inclusion and internet accessibility for all segments of the society. Efforts such as this serve as a catalyst in igniting a positive social change and impact the community by providing a renewed sense of hope.