STAFF REPORT ISB: Aimed at enhancing awareness, accessibility and inclusion of Persons with Disabilities (PWDs), Telenor Pakistan, through a one of its kind special trainee program Open Mind Pakistan, has conducted a comprehensive 3-month functional and on-the-job training of 16 persons with physical disabilities in the company.
The successful graduation of the first batch was marked by a ceremony, which was attended by top management of the company and important disability advocacy stakeholders from both the public and social sector.
The Open Mind Pakistan was launched under Telenor Pakistans flagship disability initiative Khuddar Pakistan, which focuses on the areas of awareness, accessibility and integration regarding persons with disability.
On this occasion, Lars Christian Iuel, Chief Executive Officer, Telenor Pakistan, said, “Open Mind Pakistan is not only a unique opportunity for PWDs to work in a competitive corporate environment, thereby enhancing their employment prospects, but is a significant step forward for Telenor Pakistan in its strive to become an inclusive organization”
Earlier, Aslam Hayat, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, Telenor, and Shoaib Baig, Chief HR Officer and Vice President, Telenor, warmly welcomed all the Open Mind Trainees for bringing in technical prowess and professional acumen besides diversity and sheer inspiration to the company.
The shortlisted trainees underwent a comprehensive 3 months training programme, which ranged from basic management courses to soft skills development.