Muscat, Omantel, the first and leading provider
of integrated telecommunications services in the Sultanate, has joined
hands with the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) by offering its
smart telecom solutions to help the organization have a more
innovative approach in addressing the health, nutrition and education
of children in Oman.
The agreement comes in line with the Sultanate’s and UNICEF’s
visions to improve the well-being of children and provide them with the
highest level of healthcare, education, and civil and legal rights, as per
the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) where children are at the
heart of the agenda.
Talal bin Said al-Mamari, CEO of Omantel, commented The
Sultanate has made remarkable achievements in protecting children’s
rights, and these achievements have eventually lead to issuing the
Child Law in the Sultanate, which was a milestone achievement.
Likewise, health, educational and social services offered to children
have been enhanced and further developments are ongoing.
As a national company that strives to implement its well-established
telecom infrastructure in developing every aspect of life in the
Sultanate, we are glad to cooperate with an international organization
like UNICEF that makes tremendous efforts to better the outcomes for
children around the world. We will make every effort to support
UNICEF and our government’s sustained initiatives in enhancing the
well-being of children in the Sultanate, he added.
In a changing and increasingly digital world, maximizing
technology and media is one of the most effective methods for
spreading awareness and enhancing learning opportunities for
Omantel-UNICEF partnership will improve access to information
regarding health, nutrition, education and child-protection while
pushing forward various innovative projects supported by UNICEF. The
partnership will utilize Omantel’s wide-reaching communication
channels to share knowledge on positive rearing practices and factors
that produce better results for children in the Sultanate, and will be a
particularly helpful tool for parents and caretakers.
Lana al-Wreikat, UNICEF representative in the Sultanate, said It
is very important to us at UNICEF to have this partnership with
Omantel, and I want to thank them for their commitment to children in
Oman. Our engagement with the private sector, especially those like
Omantel who offer a public service and have exceptional technologies
and data capacities, serves to support the children’s agenda and help
achieve the 2030 Global Goals. This agreement is a great example of
a growing movement of the private-sector building partnerships to
champion for children’s rights. The expertise from Omantel will help us
invest in what we know works for children, and build on Oman’s
progress towards good health, well-being, and quality education � part
of our commitment to the Sustainable Development Goals. Children
are at the heart of the SDG’s and will be the most affected by the
decisions we make today, so it is vital that we continue moving forward
together, learning from each other, and scaling-up what works.
Source: Oman News Agency