Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Microsoft, Aga Khan Foundation to establish technology centres

Pin It KARACHI: The Microsoft and the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan have inked an agreement to establish the country's first pilot Community Technology Learning Centres in the remote northern areas of Gilgit and Hunza. A statement on Saturday said that by expanding ICT access and training resources to those rural areas, those centres would offer local residents new social and economic opportunities.

It said that joined at the signing ceremony were Al-Nashir Jamal, CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan, Kamal Ahmed, Country General Manager of Microsoft Pakistan. The statement said the pilot project would help build a knowledge economy for Pakistan. This could help foster social and economic opportunities that change people's lives and transform communities, it added.

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