To promote youth education and employment, Zong 4G has joined hands with Punjab Skills Development Fund (PSDF) to launch an online course called ‘How to E-lance’.
This course will provide 10,000 young people with the knowledge to become professional freelancers, equipping these young learners to launch online careers on the world’s top two freelancing platforms Fiverr and Upwork.
Through the course, students will gain critical knowledge on the best ways to set up their online profiles to gain customers and create a network of clients.
The partnership forms part of Zongs’ campaign #LetsGetDigital to help young people reach a national digital agenda.
Mobile users that are Zong customers will be provided free internet data to complete the e-lancing course online. Learners will be rigorously trained for three weeks to develop the skillset required to become successful freelance service providers.
Jawad Khan, CEO PSDF, stated, “This is the ideal time to take robust action and direct our youth towards earning opportunities available in the global freelance market.”
Zong also works in collaboration with PDF to offer PSDF’s best students 300 smart tablets to encourage them to make the most use of this platform and its future.
This will increase the reach of digital learning and help more young, especially women, who confront the challenges of mobility and security to connect digitally and to start their careers online.