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Qatar- Ooredoo empowers Myanmar women to become entrepreneurs


(MENAFN – Gulf Times) Ooredoo Myanmar has honoured Myanmar Women’s Day by celebrating the success of its Village Kiosk programme.

As part of this initiative, Ooredoo selects women with basic education levels and offers them an opportunity to run their own village kiosk business, the company has said in a statement.

Ooredoo provides the start-up funding in the form of a fully operational kiosk and thorough business and digital products and services training.

This programme has been key to empowering women in rural and peri-urban areas through the creation of jobs and training, culminating in financial sustainability, the statement noted. Alok Verma, chief commercial officer of Ooredoo Myanmar, said: ‘Ooredoo is creating a sustainable partner model with women entrepreneurs in the rural areas of Myanmar. This initiative is opening up a world of business and digital experiences and boosting employment and entrepreneurship for women across the country. We believe that they will not only improve their own lives but also improve the quality of life in their communities through this programme.

Ooredoo has facilitated the opening of more than 700 village kiosks and plans to open up to 1,000 kiosks across Myanmar by the end of 2019. ‘Ooredoo is committed to enriching people’s lives and empowering women in Myanmar, the statement added.

Through this programme, Ooredoo stressed that it ‘is unlocking the potential of digital technologies and empowering women, two issues that are in line with the United Nation Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Source: MENAFN – Gulf Times

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