Omantel has announced the launch of ‘Think and Innovate’ bus. The initiative aims to provide self-learning opportunities, encourage innovation among students and establish a platform to showcase these innovations throughout the sultanate.
The inauguration was held under the patronage of H E Dr Madiha bint Ahmed al Shibaniyah, Minister of Education, in the presence of Talal Bin Saeed al Mamari, CEO of Omantel.Alia al Habsi, director general of Directorate-General of Education in North Sharqiyah, said, “We are delighted to launch this initiative which will undoubtedly contribute to the efforts exerted to create an innovation-friendly educational environment.
“The ministry supports and values such initiatives that reflect Omantel’s commitment to its corporate social responsibility.”
Laila al Wahaibi, CSR manager at Omantel,said, “Innovation is one of the key values that Omantel embrace. We are very keen on encouraging future generations to think differently, innovate and contribute to finding new solutions and innovations.
“This initiative is intended to be as a unique platform for students from various governorates in the sultanate to unleash their innovations with the help of competent instructors.”
Wahaibi stressed the importance of the partnership with the Ministry of Education. Omantel has previously signed several agreements with the ministry for similar projects that aimed at supporting digital transformation and innovation at various schools throughout the sultanate, she informed.
Innovation Bus will continuously visit students, teaching staff and officials at various schools in the sultanate as planned, to enable students to achieve excellence and lead their way to top ranks in regional and international arenas through a number of forums, programs and specialised scientific workshops, in addition to holding workshops in some malls and participating in scientific events and exhibitions in the sultanate.