Banglalink and Facebook come together for digital empowerment of people Launch ‘Learn Internet, See the World’ program

Dhaka, 5 September, 2018: Banglalink, one of the leading digital communications service providers in Bangladesh, and Facebook, today announced the launch of ‘Learn Internet, See the World’, a digital empowerment program to enable people of Bangladesh, by providing access to Internet, to use Internet and benefit from it in their daily lives. The announcement was made by Ritesh Kumar Singh, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Banglalink at a press conference held at Le Méridien today. Also present at the event were Taimur Rahman, Chief Corporate and Regulatory Affairs Officer, Banglalink, and other high officials of Banglalink and Facebook.

Built on “train the trainer” model, Learn Internet, See the World program will train 20,000 Banglalink retailers and 4,500 dedicated promoters and will reach out to 20 lac customers over the next two years. The program will provide basic training on the usage and benefits of Internet along with guidance on using Facebook to remain connected with friends and family, explore their interest groups and find ways to leverage the platform for their skills/ business. On the occasion of this launch, customers can avail unlimited Facebook browsing data for 5 days using 19tk scratch card.

Speaking on the launch of the program Ritesh Kumar Singh, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, Banglalink said, “Working with a world renowned organization like Facebook for fostering the digital empowerment of our customers is a matter of great privilege for us. Banglalink has been working relentlessly over the years to ensure digital facilities at every corner of the country. We firmly believe that this joint campaign will take us one step closer to the fulfillment of our vision.”

“Today, Internet is fundamental in our lives and can bring in world of opportunity by giving access to information. We are delighted to partner with Banglalink on an innovative digital literacy program that will bring more people on the internet and help communities come closer together”, said Karan Khara, Director, Mobile Partnerships – APAC.

In addition to providing customers with quality digital services, Banglalink wants to play a pioneering role in digitalizing Bangladesh by building an inclusive digital infrastructure in the country.