U Mobile & SOLS 24/7 Team Up To Focus On Education For The Young & Underprivileged

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U Mobile Multimedia has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with SOLS 24/7, an award-winning humanitarian organisation, committed to serve, educate and empower poor and underserved communities through education and tech solutions. The MOU will see U Mobile Multimedia and SOLS 24/7 work together to explore ways in which the telco subsidiary may complement the social enterprise’s ongoing education-centric initiatives.

One of the areas that the two parties are exploring is to support the SOLS Academy of Innovation, which consists of a 12-month education and job placement programme designed to provide a one-of-a-kind educational opportunity to young, underprivileged Malaysians, especially those from the urban poor, rural and indigenous communities. U Mobile will explore participation in the programme as the official telco provider to facilitate the data, calls and SMS needs of the community members. These members are recipients of SOLS Academy of Innovation scholarships that are provided by J.P. Morgan and Allianz.

U Mobile Multimedia is also looking at potentially collaborating with SOLS 24/7 on its ‘Green Tech’ initiative, which refurbishes computers or devices into Chromebooks bundled with software for education and businesses, such as the social enterprise’s recently launched SOLS edu Pro mobile app. For this ‘Green Tech’ initiative, U Mobile will explore bundling these Chromebooks with telco plans, which will facilitate SOLS 24/7’s efforts to bring English and digital skills to the masses, making it accessible to all.

Finally, U Mobile Multimedia is also looking into bundling telco plans for SOLS 24/7 to promote the use of English through Google Suite and digital skills training. In addition, Google Suite training will be included through special projects or creation of dedicated packages to target teacher and student communities.

It’s always nice to see when companies give back to the community and this collaboration is really interesting, especially the proposed “Green Tech” initiative.

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