Omantel supports ‘Edlal’ — an Omani e-knowledge platform
MUSCAT: As part of its framework for corporate social responsibility (CSR), Omantel, the Sultanate’s most trusted telecoms provider, has announced the launch of the first Omani open e-learning platform “Edlal”, in cooperation with “Rudha” and “Point”. Edlal is an innovative initiative designed to share experiences, knowledge and skills between experts and young people.
This knowledge-based platform aims to contribute in preparing young Omanis to join the workforce by equipping them with the required skills and knowledge for the market. It also plays a role in enhancing the Arab content on the Internet with timely and reliable information.
Commenting on the new initiative, Laila Mohammed al Wahaibi, CSR Manager at Omantel noted, “The Edlal platform is a very important knowledge link. It provides people the opportunity to share individual experiences and knowledge, which in turn will benefit a wider scale of youth in society, and provide them with the required skills to enter the job market.
Our role at Omantel is to support such aspiring initiatives with a sustainable approach to achieving the national goals. For this purpose, Omantel will support the initiative bringing experts at Omantel to pass their experience to the target audience through Edlal by conducting a number of seminars and workshops in various fields.” “Our strategy at Omantel is to bridge the knowledge gap among the widest scale of the society. We believe that Edlal platform compliments Omantel’s objectives on the national level for sharing knowledge and bridging the digital divide. Omantel is replete with experiences and expertise that may add a lot to the youth to achieve their future goals.” Al Wahaibi added.
The prevailing challenging economic conditions, give an even greater motivation towards innovation, entrepreneurship and a knowledge-based economy as effective tools for growth. This will stimulate further economic diversity and reduce dependency on oil in order to achieve a successful and diverse economy.
“One of the added features in Edlal is that it presents knowledge content in Arabic, which is important as it is trying to solve a weakness in the scarcity of the Arabic e-content in the Middle East” Laila added.
Mohammed Salim al Wahabi, CEO of ‘Rudha’ stressed that the platform is keen to highlight a variety of fields and disciplines required by most employers.