Telenor, Facebook to hunt next iChamp

ISLAMABAD – Telenor Pakistan and Facebook have launched the second installment of its knowledge-based initiative internet champion –iChamp – which includes a nationwide competition for schoolchildren and a reality show on national TV this year.

The launching ceremony was held at a private school in Rawalpindi and was attended by top management of Telenor Pakistan and Facebook. iChamp 2017’s goal is to touch secondary schools on a mass scale across Pakistan to educate youth on the benefits and safe use of internet. The programme will be supported by Facebook’s Free Basics project that provides free access to dozens of fun and learning websites. Covering 76 districts across all four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, an estimated 600,000 students will be trained by experts through Free Basics with free handbooks and other resources.