World Mobile and Worldcall have signed a collaboration MoU with the University of Central Punjab (UCP) and Akhuwat Micofinance Foundation (AMF) for the establishment of a Centre of Excellence (CoE) for Blockchain technology.
World Mobile will support and endorse sustainable programs that would be instrumental for the introduction, promotion and of blockchain technology throughout the region.
Amjad Saqib, the founder of Akhuwat and recipient of the prestigious Ramon Magsaysay Award 2021 for his poverty alleviation work, thanked World Mobile and Worldcall for their involvement in the establishment of blockchain lab at Akhuwat University Campus in Kasur.
Charles Barnett, Chief Business Officer and Co-Founder, of World Mobile said: “We’re delighted to establish this project with Wordcall to deliver a Centre of Excellence for Blockchain technology with the UCP and AMF. Our mission is to connect the unconnected and we are utilizing blockchain technology to do this. Trust, digital ID, self-data governance are all made possible with blockchain and it should be a global interest to nurture and develop talent in this field.”
UCP is known for its gender and social inclusiveness with a student body of over 40,000. UCP also has one of the best scholarship programs and has already disbursed nearly USD 30 million to deserving students over the years.
UCP enjoys a good standing as a center of learning including its Computer Sciences, Information Technology and Data Sciences programs.
UCP recently started offering blockchain as part of its curriculum. Under the program, World Mobile and partners will provide UCP access to certifications and accreditations in blockchain technologies.
AMF is the largest interest-free microfinance organization in the world providing economic enablement to communities across Pakistan. Under the foundation, Akhuwat Education Services provide free education along with financial support to deserving students.
Talking on the occasion, Nassar Ikram, UCP Pro Rector shared that UCP has been gearing up to introduce modern technologies in their academic and professional education programs and the partnership of WTL and WMG would ensure that the full potential of blockchain as a technology platform is unlocked to meet the requirements in technical and social domains.
Babar Ali Syed, CEO Worldcall thanked UCP and Akhuwat for allowing World Mobile and Worldcall to establish excellence centers for blockchain technology.