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Technology centres in Northern Areas

KARACHI: Microsoft and the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan inked an agreement to establish the country’s firstever pilot community technology learning centres in the remote areas of Gilgit and Hunza. By expanding ICT access and training resources to these rural areas, these centres will offer local residents new social and economic opportunities.

CEO of the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan Al Nashir Jamal and Kamal Ahmed, country general manager Microsoft Pakistan Kamal Ahmed were present at the signing ceremony.

Based on the Microsoft unlimited potential community technology skills programme, the centres in Gilgit and Hunza will help promote workforce development through training in basic computer literacy and the use of advanced business productivity applications.

Speaking on the occasion Mr Jamal said this pilot initiative by Microsoft and the Aga Khan Foundation in Pakistan will bring a positive change in the communities.

Source: Dawn

Date:6/16/2009