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September 19, 2020

‘Justuju’ concludes on high note

Islamabad

September 19, 2020

Islamabad : The Pakistan Telecommunication Company Limited (PTCL) successfully concluded ‘Justuju’, an exclusive internship programme for Persons with Disabilities (PWDs)

The six-week internship included a broad range of tech-based learning and professional development features, where PTCL directly mentored 20 interns based in Islamabad, Lahore and Karachi. The selected interns were differently abled with either hearing, speech, visual impairment or restricted mobility.

PTCL facilitated interactive sessions for interns with sign language interpreters provided by its technical partner ‘Deaf Tawk.’ The mentors provided weekly scorecard review on time management, official communication, task delivery, organizational and functional knowledge, and Microsoft Teams. The programme further included one-on-one feedback on the interns’ CVs and their professional profiles on LinkedIn. The aim was to equip them with professional skills necessary to kick-start their career in the corporate world.

Speaking about the internship program, Syed Mazhar Hussain, Group Chief Human Resource Officer, PTCL and Ufone, said, “With the ‘Justuju’ programme, PTCL endeavors to enable PWDs and hone their skills so that they can be well-equipped for today’s competitive working environment. We encourage them to use their unique approach and critical thinking for problem solving and decision making. PTCL being a national company endorses and practices inclusivity where all individuals can contribute to business growth and country’s economy.”

Due to the pandemic, the programme was largely conducted virtually; however, the interns got an opportunity to visit PTCL offices and experience corporate working culture in person during the last two weeks.