Alfa (Orascom Telecom)
Beirut, Lebanon, 2013, April 25
Alfa celebrates the "Girls in ICT Day" with the participation of female students from Lebanese schools
Beirut-Lebanon- April 25, 2013: In a pioneering initiative and on the occasion of the "Girls in Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)" Day, Alfa, managed by Orascom Telecom, organized a celebration with the participation of 20 female students, from secondary classes especially from baccalaureate 1 and 2 classes / Life Sciences and General Sciences sections from several Lebanese schools that took part in this year's event.
This initiative is part of Alfa's commitment to encourage girls to participate and engage in the ICT sector and to have a better understanding of employment opportunities offered to them in this field; especially with Alfa being a main supporter for the integration of women in the workplace with women constituting about half the number of employees in the company, and 30% of women holding key and managerial positions especially in the departments of technology, where the role of women is essential.
The event was an opportunity for girls to interact with women managers holding key jobs and administrative positions within the company in the technology department. This also allowed the students to benefit from the Alfa women's experiences and ask about all the details related to this sector that is now playing a key role in people's lives by facilitating communication among them.
This commemoration allowed girls to also learn about the latest technologies in the ICT sector and the functioning of the daily work in the company, during a field visit to several of its sections, and especially a visit to the department of operation and maintenance which includes the network operative equipment and servers.
Alfa seeks through this initiative to contribute to guiding the professional career of young female students who are on the verge of choosing their university majors. It should be noted that this event comes at a crucial stage in the telecommunications sector in Lebanon, with the launch of mega technology projects that aim at turning Lebanon into a digital platform; thus, ensuring the effective participation of women in the revolution occurring in the sector is essential.
Alfa is the first Lebanese mobile network owned by the Republic of Lebanon and managed by Orascom Telecom, Media and Technology (OTMT). Alfa capitalizes on the vast know-how and international expertise of OTMT in order to deliver quality and professional solutions for the mobile sector in Lebanon. On October 25, 2011, Alfa became the first mobile operator to launch 3G+ mobile broadband services in Lebanon, and in another major technological achievement, the company was the first to commercially launch 4G-LTE services in the country on May 15, 2013. Alfa currently serves over 1.8 million subscribers and covers 99% of Lebanon