Region: Asia | Country : Myanmar

Executive Summary

The Lighthouse Digital Literacy program seeks to implement Telenor’s “Internet for All” agenda, and serves people of all ages in rural and urban Myanmar. The program seeks to empower rural and underprivileged communities with basic smartphone-based digital literacy skills through onsite instruction in rural areas and online training. The program seeks to provide affordable employer-recognized professional computer based e-learning digital literacy training, and implement an online “edutainment” training tool, the Digital Lighthouse, to make basic smartphone and professional computer digital literacy training available nationwide. The program adapts to Myanmar’s unique telecommunications environment where smartphone adoption is very high, at 80 percent – outpacing rates of traditional literacy. The program commenced in January 2014 with a projected rollout completion date of December 2018.

 

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