Asiacell, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Ericsson, won the ‘Best Corporate Responsibility Initiative” honor at the Telecom Review Excellence Awards 2016 event that took place in Dubai on December 13th.
To help reach crisis-affected children, Ericsson has partnered with Iraqi telecommunications operator, Asiacell, and the IRC to launch the “Connect to Learn” project in schools in Domiz Refugee Camp, Iraq. The project is supported by a generous grant from the Bureau of Population, Refugees, and Migration (PRM).
This partnership reflects candid commitment to society and achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by using ICT and connectivity as an enabler to ensure that teachers are provided high-quality teacher professional development and teaching resources to improve classroom instruction and education outcomes for Syrian refugee students.
The Telecom Review Excellence awards recognize industry leaders for their efficient and hard work in 2016, and are a special way for Telecom Review to help celebrate the winner’s success. This year there were 167 nominations and winners were chosen based on recognized and demonstrated capabilities in their specific sector by an independent panel of 15 experienced industry veterans.
This is the second award this year for the “Connect to Learn” project. The first was given to Asiacell, the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Ericsson by CommsMEA earlier in November.