Mobilink Foundation nominated for Global Mobile Awards 2013

Karachi, February 07, 2013 (PPI-OT): Mobilink Foundation has been nominated for the GSMA’s Global Mobile Awards 2013 to acknowledge the success of the ‘SMS Based Literacy’ program.

Mobilink Foundation’s ‘SMS Based Literacy’ program has been nominated for the inaugural ‘Connected Life Awards’ in the category of ‘Best Mobile Education or Learning Product or Service’. The program is Mobilink Foundation’s flagship corporate responsibility project in the education sector, which is aimed exclusively at rural women.

‘SMS Based Literacy’ was launched in May 2009 in collaboration with UNESCO, and is the first and the only service in Pakistan that utilizes Short Messaging Service (SMS) to impart education. The program is currently in its third phase and is being implemented in the provinces of Punjab and Khyber Pukhtunkhwa of Pakistan; till date, it has reached out to over 4,000 female learners across Pakistan.

Rashid Khan, President and CEO, Mobilink, highlighted, “It is a matter of great pride for Mobilink that our efforts are being recognized on the GSMA platform. The Mobilink Foundation has been the custodian of Mobilink’s Corporate Responsibility initiatives since 2007, and the nomination is an acknowledgment of our efforts towards making a difference for the societies in which we operate.”

Michael O’Hara, Chief Marketing Officer, GSMA, added, “The GSMA warmly congratulates all the nominees for the 18th annual Global Mobile Awards. The competition for 2013 was of an exceptionally high quality, breaking all previous records. Our judging panel has assessed well over 600 entries and nominations for the 37 awards, the largest ever number of honours to be presented in the history of the Global Mobile Awards.”

The Global Mobile Awards aim to recognize excellence and innovation within the mobile communications industry, and the 2013 edition has 158 nominees across thirty seven (37) categories. The awards for 2013 will be presented at the GSMA Mobile World Congress in Barcelona on 26 February. For further details, please visit: www.globalmobileawards.com.

For more information, contact:
Omar Manzur
Director Public Relations and CSR
Mobilink
media.relations@mobilink.net
42, Kulsum Plaza, Blue Area, Islamabad,
Pakistan
Phone +92-51-2273984, 0301 822 9546
UAN +92-51-111300300

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