WSIS Prizes Contest 2019 Nominee

ICT for Girls Program


Description

Through this program the capacity of the master trainers has been built in using technologies in education and teaching methodologies. This program has provided employment to over 200 women and has transformed them into ICT ambassadors in their area. They have also motivated other girls to acquire ICT education. This project will enhance learning capabilities of the students and other stakeholders like school staff. ICT for Girls program has initiated a ripple effect with far reaching positive impact. The impact of the project led to expansion of the project to the rest of the country and was transformed to a regular program “ICT for Girls”. All the key stakeholders then committed to substantially enhance the scope of the project and make it a success. So far, USF has established 370 state of the art ICT facilities with 6,372 computer terminals, high speed broadband internet and other necessary ICT equipment. USF plans to create 500 ICT facilities across the country with high speed internet and necessary ICT equipment.

Project website

https://usf.org.pk/#


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Action lines related to this project
  • AL C1. The role of governments and all stakeholders in the promotion of ICTs for development 2019
  • AL C2. Information and communication infrastructure
  • AL C3. Access to information and knowledge
  • AL C7. E-learning
Sustainable development goals related to this project
  • Goal 5: Gender equality
  • Goal 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Coverage
  • Asia and Pacific

Status

Ongoing

Start date

2016

End date

Not set


Target beneficiary group(s)
  • Youth
  • Women

Replicability

The project was initiated in early 2016 with 50 computer labs. The impact of the project led to expansion of the project to the rest of the country and was transformed to a regular program “ICT for Girls”. All the key stakeholders then committed to substantially enhance the scope of the project and make it a success. So far, USF has established 370 state of the art ICT facilities with 6,372 computer terminals, high speed broadband internet and other necessary ICT equipment. USF plans to create 500 ICT facilities across the country with high speed internet and necessary ICT equipment. USF has already initiated partnerships with relevant organizations and government departments to make this project a success.


WSIS values promotion

It helps in increasing digital literacy among marginalized strata specially females.


Entity name

Universal Service Fund

Entity country—type

Pakistan Government

Entity website

https://usf.org.pk/

Partners

Universal Service Fund UNWOMEN Microsoft Pakistan Bait-ul-Mal Federal Directorate of Education Ministry of IT & Telecom Pakistan