Wednesday 24 June 2015
Zain Group launches Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project
Zain Group launches Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project in partnership with Hamdan Bin Mohammed eUniversity (HBMeU) for online training support
Zain Group announced that it has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Hamdan Bin Mohammed eUniversity (HBMeU) for the launch of the Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, and the Chairman of "Hamdan Bin Mohammed eUniversity, and in the presence of H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Commander –In-Chief of Dubai Police and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the eUniversity.
Zain Group, a pioneer in mobile telecommunications in 8 markets across the Middle East and North Africa, stressed that this project comes in line with its aims to strengthening its initiatives towards its social responsibilities, adding that in partnership with HBMeU, it is developing a program through which individuals can acquire knowledge and develop skills formally and informally on Facebook, including Leadership, Entrepreneurship, Communication, Talent Development, Marketing and Operation Management, HR Management and Islamic Banking, among others. There are also more than 600 online lessons in English language for all age groups from 3-4 years to adults, based on Cambridge curricula and exams.
The partnership between Zain and HBMeU represents the first time a telecom operator has engaged with the University in such a manner, and the first time that online training and education will be offered across all age segments in the region.
H.E. Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan said that the new initiative’s role is not limited to education only; but also combines educational and social goals, which are primarily based on promoting social responsibility, encouraging the young generation to responsibly use various practical resources on the Internet, and reinforcing the culture of e-learning among the youth.
Meanwhile Hisham Akbar Zain Group Deputy CEO and COO said that “HBMeU” is a fine educational institution, and that the group are excited and honored to be the first telecom provider to enter such an agreement with the University, indicating that Zain is an innovative communications provider that places a great deal of emphasis on the development of young people and education, so this social online learning partnership reflects our core values and activities perfectly.”
The Zain eSuccess Social Online Learning Project will be officially launched by Zain Kuwait on 1 March 2013, with users being able to access and utilize the online training, social media, and educational resources free-of-charge for the month. As of 1 April, 2013 a nominal charge will be instituted. Other Zain Group operating companies are set to follow suit with their own launches in due course.