Innovation Corner by Omantel opens at Children’s Public Library
With the objective of instilling innovation and Information and Communications Technology (ICT) culture among children, ‘Innovation Corner by Omantel’ was inaugurated on Sunday at the Children’s Public Library in Qurm in the presence of H H Sayyida Dr Mona bint Fahad al Said, honorary chairperson and founding member of the library and Talal bin Said al Mamari, CEO of Omantel, along with a number of officials.
During their tour in the Innovation Corner by Omantel, the attendees learned about the smart technologies that support the government’s drive towards digital transformation. The corner is part of Omantel’s plans towards supporting digital transformation in Oman and it comes in line with Omantel’s 3.0 Strategy.
H H Dr Mona and the attendees were given a detailed brief about the learning interactive means offered at the Innovation Corner to the children through modern technologies depending on smart solutions of information and communications technology (ICT). These technologies include 3-D printers, interactive electronic circuits and bespoke manufacturing devices for children along with performing live experiments using the available technologies and view the outcome instantly in addition to organising interactive learning workshops and seminars for children.
All these efforts are exerted by the Innovation Corner’s team, led by the Omani innovator Sultan al Subhi under Omantel’s direct supervision.
Laila al Wahaibi, Corporate Social Responsibility manager at Omantel, said, “Through this strategic cooperation with the Children’s Public Library, we endeavoured to spread digital knowledge culture among visitors of the library; especially children and boost their passion for conducting various experiments using digital technologies available in the corner and scientifically observe their results.”