Pakistani operator Zong has set up a state-of-the-art 4G internet lab at Mashal Model School for marginalised street children.
Mashal Model School is a registered trust with the government of Pakistan that is providing education to disadvantaged children through community involvement in the Bari Imam area of Islamabad. The school has a current enrolment of over 860 children, the majority of whom have never been to school before. Most of these children dwell in nearby slums and are also the main earners for their families.
Zong partnered with Mashal Model School to set up a 4G Internet lab, with laptops and Zong 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 Zong’s “New Hope” volunteers, with the help of professional staff.
The new-look room was unveiled to the children at the school, with Zong’s volunteers holding learning sessions to exhibit internet usage to the students.
Zong’s recently launched its Employee Volunteer Program, A New Hope, encourages employees to donate hours for volunteer activities. Under a detailed methodology, the program aims at greater social inclusion through aiding the welfare of the underprivileged segments of the society.
The setting up of 4G lab for street children is a stride in the direction of social inclusion and internet accessibility for all segments of society