Ooredoo and UNICEF Oman to Help Promote Children’s Rights

Ooredoo has announced that they have partnered with UNICEF Oman in an effort to protect and promote the children’s rights.

Ooredoo signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF); a cooperation in the area of protecting children’s rights. The partnership aims to promote awareness of a variety of topics, including positive parenting and child development practices, bullying via a joint campaign, children’s rights, climate change and the Sustainable Development Goals adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015. The MoU also focuses on exploring the possibility of having an extended maternity leave policy in place at Ooredoo.

Being a leading telecommunications provider in Oman comes with a great social responsibility and this project is part of fulfilling that duty of care. We are looking forward to collaborating with UNICEF Oman and using our digital footprint to play a major role in contributing to children’s rights and promoting an anti-bullying culture, as well as promoting a healthy lifestyle. We aim to raise awareness of and lead the conversation on these important topics for our society.

Ahmed Diwan, Chief Commercial Officer, Ooredoo

We aim to promote children’s rights in several key areas and through various campaigns, channels and activities. The use of technology has been a real game changer when it comes to public outreach in this respect and we thank Ooredoo for their support. This partnership will enable us to use innovative, technology-based solutions to promote awareness about important and high-profile social topics.

H.E. Sumaira Chowdhury, UNICEF Representative to the Sultanate of Oman

UNICEF is an international intergovernmental organisation mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to advocate for the protection of children’s rights, to help meet their basic needs and to expand their opportunities to reach their full potential.

Ooredoo has always focused on having a positive impact on the communities in which it operates. The company has long been active in promoting and safeguarding the well-being of citizens and residents alike by protecting the online privacy and safety of children, which is aligned with the UNICEF global guidelines for industry on child online protection. Ooredoo has also been reaching out to parents across Oman to help them find ways to ensure everyone, including youngsters, are using the Internet safely, while protecting themselves against cyberbullying. Furthermore, the company’s Goodwill initiative has been helping in upgrading and refurbishing a number of Al Wafa Centers for the Rehabilitation of Disabled Children.

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