Girls to learn programming for free at Karachi’s new digital school

Federal Minister for Telecommunications and Information Technology Syed Amin-ul-Haq inaugurated a digital education school in Karachi’s Orangi Town area on Thursday in collaboration with Sindh Education Commission and Telecom Foundation.

Speaking on the occasion, the minister expressed happiness that girls from Orangi town, long referred to as South Asia’s largest slum, will now get free digital education.

According to him, girls who complete the CS programming course will be able to earn $80 to $150 per hour working online.

According to the minister, there is no mobile phone manufacturing company in Pakistan, yet 29 companies are still working to help consumers make money through low-cost phones.

Azam Khan, regional head of the Telecom Foundation, revealed that there are no fees for this school, which is located in Orangi town, Asia’s largest slum. The Chairman of the Telecommunications Foundation said the group would undertake more such initiatives in Orangi in the future.



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