Ooredoo Myanmar has announced plans to expand its digital libraries to 60 locations all around the country, following the successful campaign of its initial digital library project that was first launched in 2014 in partnership with Myanmar Book Aids and Preservation Foundation (MBAPF).
The aim of the campaign was to bridge the digital and educational divide between urban and rural communities by providing them with greater access to online knowledge, information and digital skills to create better opportunities for all.
According to reports, the libraries have already welcomed over 63,000 visitors to learn digital literacy skills while more than 4200 visitors attended training workshops to improve internet literacy skills.
Head of Corporate Communications of Ooredoo Myanmar, U Tint Naing Htut said, ”During the past six months, the number of first-time users has more than doubled in comparison to the last 5 years. This demonstrates that people are trying to catch up with the digital age. Our efforts are on the right track and are enabling people’s digital literacy through connectivity to the internet at digital libraries across the country.”
“People in these communities now have greater access to information online and opportunities to learn digital skills through which they can gain knowledge and expand their horizon,” he added.