Telenor Internet Champion (iChamp)
In June 2015, Telenor Pakistan in collaboration with Facebook, launched Free Basics – a revolutionary initiative to offer free internet services to the masses.
In line with the mission of creating informed societies, Free Basics comprises of national news, weather forecast, maternal health, inspirational stories, financial management, classifieds, translation tools, and self-development tools.
In 2016, Free Basics supported local publishers like AZ Comics, and teachme.com to teach basic mathematics’ concepts to users. Telenor also partnered with REFUNITE, aiming to reunite refugees who have been displaced during natural disasters. Telenor Internet Champion (iChamp)
Telenor iChamp is an online learning based competition carried out among secondary schools with the aim to promote internet literacy and safe use of internet among Pakistani youth through funfilled educational sessions in schools. Covering 76 districts 1,600 schools across all four provinces, Gilgit Baltistan and Azad Kashmir, an estimated 700,000+ students will be trained by experts through Free Basics with free handbooks and other resources. The 15-episode reality show will feature competitions based on using internet productively and a grand finale where the ultimate iChamp will be announced. iChamp 2017’s goal is to touch mass secondary schools nationwide across Pakistan to educate youth on the benefits and safe use of internet.