Robi and ICT Division have agreed to work together in utilizing the biggest online school of the country, Robi-10 Minute School. ICT Division’s “Learning and Earning” project will now be using the free quality digital education platform to complement its efforts to engage with the youth in promoting the concept of learning while earning.
Launched in January 2014, the “Learning & Earning” project aims to enhance the capacity of freelancers to increase self-employment by encouraging youth to pursue online outsourcing jobs. By June 2017, the project aims to train up 20,000 girls having passed SSC/HSC exams on basic IT/ICT literacy, about 35,000 people on basic and advanced outsourcing and 1,920 journalists on outsourcing.
As part of the project, ICT Division has started organizing Learning and Earning Mela from Manikganj on 1st December 2016 to encourage youth to pursue a career in freelancing. Going forward, the mela will be organized in all the 64 districts. So far, the mela has been organized in Dhaka, Mymensingh, Chittagong, Cox’s Bazar, Natore, Rajshahi, Chapainawabganj, Narail, Chuyadanga, Kushtia, and Pabna district.
In these melas, Robi promoted ‘10 Minute School’ (www.10minuteschool.com) among the youth and the teachers of the locality on how they can avail quality education at their fingertips free of cost. Ayman Sadiq, founder of the 10 Minute School explained how this free digital education platform is taking quality education content to students all over the country. He also highlighted that 10 Minute School has already started live classes on ICT as per the national curriculum to help students better learn the subject.
10 Minute School is a content based online platform with over 910 video tutorials and 1000s of quizzes to cater to the growing needs of its 200,000+ subscribers. Robi Axiata Limited joined hands with 10 Minute School as part of their corporate responsibility to take this platform to a new height enabling them to create a massive social impact through the largest online school of the country.
about ROBI as the merged company
Robi Axiata Limited is a joint venture between Axiata Group of Malaysia, Bharti Airtel, of India and NTT Docomo Inc., of Japan. Axiata holds 68.7% controlling stake in the entity, Bharti holds 25% while the remaining 6.3% is held by NTT Docomo of Japan. It is the second largest mobile phone operator of Bangladesh with approximately 32.2 million active subscribers. The company provides widest network coverage to 99% of the population with over 13,900 on-air sites of which over 8,000 are 3.5G sites. Robi is the first operator to introduce GPRS and 3.5G services in Bangladesh. The company has introduced many first of its kind digital services in the country and has invested heavily in taking mobile financial services to the underserved communities in the rural and semi-urban areas. Robi, as a socially responsible brand, has taken up a number of flagship Corporate Responsibility initiatives in the areas of ICT-Education, Health and Environment with a view to contribute towards the sustainable development of the country.