In­no­va­tion Corner by Oman­tel opens at Chil­dren’s Pub­lic Li­brary

Muscat Daily - - CORPORATE NEWS -

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.”

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