Thursday, 24 July 2014

Ooredoo and the Khan Academy Myanmar announced Myanmar’s first Translate-athon

Ooredoo Myanmar today announced that it has teamed up with the Khan Academy Myanmar to help make their wealth of educational material available across Myanmar. The Khan Academy Myanmar is a not-for-profit organization that aims to change education for the better by harnessing technology to make a world-class education available free to anyone, anywhere.

An extensive library of education resources, including interactive challenges, assessments and videos are available for students, coaches, parents and teachers. With Ooredoo’s new, next generation 3G network expected to bring the life-enhancing benefits of Internet access to the people of Myanmar, the potential exists for millions of new Internet users to leverage the comprehensive syllabus of the Khan Academy Myanmar to access further education across the country. The free library of educational resources includes 6,000 videos covering subjects such as: maths, sciences, economics, finance and history. The videos currently receive 10 million views every month from students around the world.

One challenge that needs to be overcome to support this initiative is the translation of large volumes of the Khan Academy’s content into Myanmar language. The team behind Ooredoo’s ideaBox initiative has set about overcoming this through the announcement of Myanmar’s first ever translate-athon, to be held at Ooredoo’s office in MICT Park on the 9th August. The event will call upon bi-lingual volunteers from all walks of life to come together and volunteer their Saturday in order to translate as many Khan Academy videos into Myanmar language as possible.

Those willing to volunteer for this worthy cause are asked to submit a short video translation The event is being organized as a fun competition with a number of exciting prizes being offered by Ooredoo.

source: Idea Box Myanmar
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