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VODAFONE QATAR PROMOTES DIGITAL LITERACY AMONGST PARENTS

Doha, 24 July 2019: As part of its commitment to raise digital literacy awareness in the country, Vodafone Qatar invited all employees operating in Companies located out of Qatar Science and Technology Park, to learn how to keep their children safe in the digital world.

With schools closed for the summer holidays, children are spending a significant amount of time online. Using a series of quick interactive activities, the employees were taught core skills around YouTube and YouTube Kids differences, Snap Chat Map features, how to setup parental safety settings and managing their child’s activity on devices.

“Qatar is one of the most connected countries in the world and children are exposed to technology from a very young age. At Vodafone Qatar, we aim to empower parents and to help them equip their children with the right tools and understanding to navigate the digital world safely and to take full advantage of its benefits,” said Mr. Khames Mohammed Al Naimi, Chief Human Resources Officer, Vodafone Qatar.

Vodafone Qatar launched AmanTECH in 2014, which has been working through a three-pronged approach to reach out to parents, teachers and children aged between 5 and 17 with a focus on awareness, education and technical support. The AmanTECH programme includes ongoing workshops, an online source for information and tips for parents www.vodafone.qa/AmanTECH .

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About Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C

Vodafone Qatar P.Q.S.C. ("Vodafone Qatar") provides a comprehensive range of services including voice, messaging, data, fixed communications, IoT and ICT managed services in the State of Qatar, for both consumers and businesses alike. The Company commenced commercial operations in 2009 and has 1.7 million customers as of 31 March 2019. Its state-of-the-art network infrastructure is expanding to cover key locations in the country with fibre connectivity and 5G, along with an extensive digital ecosystem, which will contribute to Qatar's continued growth and prosperity.  Vodafone Qatar’s vision is deeply rooted in its mission to connect today’s ideas with the technologies of tomorrow by pioneering digital innovation and becoming people’s first choice in telecom and digital services. Please visit www.vodafone.qa for more details.

 

For press enquiries, please contact:

Lana Khachan

Head of Communications, Vodafone Qatar

E-mail:  lana.khachan@vodafone.com

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