Tcell and the Aga Khan Foundation (AKF) have launched a project on schools modernization in the Gorno-Badakhshan Autonomous Region.
The program is aimed at improving the study program in schools and providing them with an Internet connection for the implementation of information and communication technologies (ICT) in the process of learning and teaching.
The school modernization project in GBAO aims to provide dozens of schools with an Internet connection to improve the learning processes of students and the professional development of teachers. This will enable teachers to improve their skills on international educational programs online.
At the first stage of the project, Tcell equipped computer classes for two schools in the city of Khorog: secondary schools No. 2 and No. 9. In addition, Tcell provided Internet connection for these schools. About 600 students study in these schools, who can now easily work on their own skills in using modern technologies. In addition, 77 teachers teaching in these schools got the opportunity to improve their pedagogical skills and techniques.
One of the main priorities of Tcell in its social activities is to support the education sector. Dozens of Tcell's own and partner projects in the field of education annually contribute to the improvement of knowledge about the latest technologies for schoolchildren, students, young professionals, start-up entrepreneurs, and experienced experts throughout Tajikistan.
“We in Tcell gladly supported the initiative on technical modernization of GBAO schools. Considering the complex geographical location of the region, and the remoteness of many rural schools, children do not always have the opportunity to use the global network fully, as it is necessary for modern education. With access to the global network, both schoolchildren and teachers will be able to develop and learn something new together with the whole world,” says Tcell General Director Ozodkhon Davlatshoev.
“Tcell's support in the schools modernization project in GBAO shows the company’s commitment to the development of education in the country. The project will motivate teachers and students to learn and work on their skills, give them the necessary enthusiasm for learning using modern information technologies. We believe that this project will largely change the approach to education in the schools involved,” says Nafisa Gulshaeva, head of the AKF Education Program.
Tcell is the largest telecommunications company in Tajikistan, the only shareholder of which is the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED). AKFED is an international development agency dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and the creation of economically sustainable enterprises. AKFED is one of the agencies of the AKDN system - a network of private development agencies that are aimed at improving the opportunities and living conditions of the peoples of the developing world. AKDN agencies work for the public good of all citizens, regardless of their nation, gender or religion. AKDN aims to contribute to the development of economically active, politically sustainable, intellectually diverse and culturally tolerant Tajikistan.