Zain Group launches Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project in partnership HBMeU for online training support
- Kuwait: Monday, January 21 - 2013 at 14:59
- PRESS RELEASE
Zain Group, a pioneer in mobile telecommunications in 8 markets across the Middle East and North Africa, announces that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hamdan Bin Mohammed eUniversity (HBMeU) for the launch of the Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project.
In partnership with HBMeU, Zain is developing a program through which individuals can acquire knowledge and develop skills formally and informally on Facebook. The Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project will provide individuals an opportunity for self-development and social interaction, which ultimately has the ability to positively affect a community's economic development.
HBMeU will be offering learners an extensive range of lessons including more than 1,200 online courses in math, sciences, and IT for grades 4-12, based on the best international curricula. The new social online learning service also includes more than 75 online sessions in business skills for adult learners under 10 categories of soft skills, including Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Talent Development, Marketing and Operation Management, HR Management and Islamic Banking, among others. There are also more than 600 online lessons in English language for all age groups from 3-4 years to adults, based on Cambridge curricula and exams.
The partnership between Zain and HBMeU represents the first time a telecom operator has engaged with the University in such a manner, and the first time that online training and education will be offered across all age segments in the region.
The Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project will be officially launched by Zain Kuwait on 1 March 2013, with users being able to access and utilize the online training, social media, and educational resources free-of-charge for the month. As of 1 April, 2013 a nominal charge will be instituted. Other Zain Group operating companies are set to follow suit with their own launches in due course.
Information on the registration process and available courses will be posted on Zain Kuwait's website and Facebook page as the launch date approaches.
The MoU signing event took place at the Dubai Officers' Club under the patronage of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and in the presence of other senior representatives including H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander -In-Chief of Dubai Police, H.E. Mohamed Ibrahim Al Shibani, Director General Ruler's Court, and Dr. Mansoor Al Awar, HBMeU Chancellor.
Present at the signing event was Zain Group Deputy CEO and COO, Hisham Akbar, who said: "Zain Group is well known for the strong ties it establishes with the communities in which it operates, and entering into this partnership with HBMeU represents a further extension of those bonds."
Akbar continued: "HBMeU is a fine educational institution, and we are excited and honored to be the first telecom provider to enter such an agreement with the University. Zain is an innovative communications provider that places a great deal of emphasis on the development of young people and education, so this social online learning partnership reflects our core values and activities perfectly."
H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan said: "The new initiative is inspired by the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, aiming to achieve a real change in education, which is a crucial component in the UAE Vision 2021. The new initiative's role is not limited to education only; it combines educational and social goals, which are primarily based on promoting social responsibility, encouraging the young generation to responsibly use various practical resources on the Internet, and reinforcing the culture of e-learning among the youth. This is all in line with the directions of H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and President HBMeU, to reach out to all young people in the UAE, the Arab world, Africa and Asia."
Other prestigious companies that also penned their own partnerships with HBMeU included Emirates National Bank of Dubai (Emirates NBD), Sharjah Islamic Bank, Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, and Aramex.
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