Meta expands its digital literacy program to Gilgit Baltistan

With expansion to Gilgit Baltistan, Meta aims to train over 30,000 students and over 10,000 women, supporting them to think critically and share thoughtfully online

Meta expands its digital literacy program named “We Think Digital” in the province of Gilgit Baltistan in Pakistan. This expansion is carried out in collaboration with Idara-e-Taleem-o-Aagahi (ITA) and the Ministry of Education of Gilgit-Baltistan.

Aiming to equip marginalized communities with the skills to become digitally responsible citizens, the “We Think Digital” program has already been launched in several other provinces of Pakistan. So far, the program has been successful and has literally brought digital to millions of Pakistani citizens.

With its expansion to Gilgit Baltistan, the “We Think Digital” initiative aims to train more than 30,000 students and more than 10,000 women. The training provided to women and children will sensitize them to critical thinking, technology and digital citizenship.

To launch the program in Gilgit Baltistan, the “We Think Digital” team organized an event. Lieutenant Colonel (R) Abaidullah Baig Chief Minister for Industries, Labor and Commerce was the chief guest of the event. “I really appreciate Meta for supporting the people of Gilgit-Baltistan with a major program of this caliber and scale.” said the main guest during a speech at the event.

Meta launched the “We Think Digital” program in 2021. The intentions of the tech giant behind the launch of this program were to create a safe and informed community in the country. So far, the program has been able to reach 130,000 students and 3,094 teachers in 28 districts across the country.

“Over the past few years, our region has seen rapid and significant progress on a variety of digital fronts. As we continue to explore broader horizons for learning and growing our community, it’s a pleasure to have key players like Meta helping us in our goals of bringing about lasting change through Gilgit. -Baltistan. said Raja Azam Khan, Minister of Education of Gilgit-Baltistan, who also attended the inauguration ceremony.

Meta in Gilgit Baltistan will try to raise awareness about cyberbullying, potential internet abuse, safe internet practices, protecting personal interests and helping vulnerable segments like women and children.

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