Omantel launches knowledge platform

MUSCAT: Omantel in partnership with ‘Rudha’ and ‘Point’ celebrated the launch of the first Omani open e-learning platform “Edlal”, with the presence of a large number of people that are interested in entrepreneurship, CSR and media representatives in Oman. The event highlighted visions and plans of the project in the coming stages which will contribute in growing a knowledge-based economy built on innovation, engagement and new technologies.
Commenting on the initiative, Laila bint Mohammed al Wahaibi, CSR Manager at Omantel said, “This knowledge-based platform aims to contribute in preparing young Omanis to join the workforce by equipping them with the required skills and knowledge for the market. It also plays a role in enhancing the Arabic language content on the Internet with timely and reliable information. ‘Edlal’ platform will contribute in highlighting young Omani talents, and therefore present it to the Arab world. At Omantel, we are fully aware that the future will largely depend on innovation in information technology which has been part of all aspects of our lives. ‘Edlal’ will enhance youth capabilities and equip them with the needed skills to achieve success”.
Mohammed bin Salim al Wahaibi, CEO of Rudha Oman, stressed that ‘Edlal’ will be one of the solutions to enhance youth skills by focusing on areas that are important for the job market. “The vision of ‘Edlal’ is to help equip Omani youth with the necessary skills to enter the job market and to make the latest and best-practice learning materials in the Arabic language available. The materials on the platform focus on entrepreneurship, and knowledge-based economy drivers, including majors in programming, computer science, economy, administration, among other relevant subjects. We expect that the platform will see a large turnout from youth who are looking to boost their knowledge and skills in a way that they will benefit from in the future. ‘Edlal’ platform will contribute in highlighting the Sultanate as a source of Arabic content knowledge and aspire to be the pioneers in this area”.
Commenting on the launch, Laila Alwahaibi said, “Omantel’s 3.0 transformation strategy was launched at the beginning of 2016 and it aims at bridging the digital divide across all segments of society in the Sultanate. With this goal in mind, we partnered with ‘Rudha’ and ‘Point’ to launch the ‘Edlal’ platform, which will translate Omantel’s strategy and contribute in equipping today’s youth with the required skills to make their way in the future and for the nation to achieve sustainable and continuous development,” Laila added.
Highlighting the essential partnership which underpins the success of ‘Edlal’, Mohammed bin Salim al Wahaibi, CEO of Rudha Oman added, “We are pleased to partner with Omantel in this ground-breaking project, which will allow us to offer greater opportunities for Omani youth to achieve success and develop their knowledge and skills, for the betterment of everyone in the Sultanate. With ‘Edlal’ we work to develop this enormous potential in the best possible way”.
Joining hands with the community is an integral part of Omantel’s strategy to achieve success, while investing in social development is an integral part of achieving economic success for everyone in Oman.