Stay Connected: Our stores and support channels remain open to keep you connected. More info, here .

Our retail outlets are open with strict SOPs to ensure everyone’s safety. Click here for more info.

Impacting Lives With Technology At The Asean Cyberkids Camp 2013

70 participants from the ASEAN region get creative using the latest ICT tools at the fifth ASEAN Cyberkids Camp (ACC) 2013.
The successful, home-grown Maxis Cyberkids Camp replicated at the ASEAN level, reinforcing the role of technology as a key enabler in changing lives

MEDIA RELEASE
For immediate release
Kuala Lumpur, 28 November 2013

Technology, gadgetry and the Internet was the main focus for 70 participants, comprising 51 students and 19 teachers, who were gathered here today in for the fifth ASEAN Cyberkids Camp (ACC) 2013.

The ACC is the result of a successful and strategic partnership between the Ministry of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia (KKMM), the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) and Maxis Berhad, together with the endorsement of the Ministry of Education.
The closing ceremony of the ACC 2013 was graced by YB Dato’ Sri Ahmad Shabery Cheek, Minister of Communications and Multimedia Malaysia; and attended by YM Tengku Zaib Raja Ahmad, Chief Officer, Corporate Services & Support, MCMC; YM Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad Raja Tun Uda, Maxis’ Chairman; and Morten Lundal, Maxis’ CEO.

“At Maxis, corporate responsibility is something dear to us, something that we hold close to our hearts. Our philosophy is simple. Everything that we do has to create a positive impact and deliver value across both Maxis as an organisation, and for our stakeholders,” said Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad.

“That is the basis in which this year’s theme, “Impacting lives with technology”, was built. During the ACC, the participants get to be creative while being educated about the latest ICT tools. For instance, one of the modules is about developing Android applications. This knowledge is not only relevant – it can also be readily applied. This is a prime example of our rapidly changing environment, where technology is used as a key enabler in changing lives. It’s difficult to imagine living life without the use of technology – without the use of mobile phones to say hello, or even without the use of the Internet as a quick, fact-checking tool.”

The ACC was borne from the successful home-grown Maxis Cyberkids Camp – a flagship community project by Maxis to spread information and communications technology (ICT) knowledge among students in support of the Government's call to bridge the digital divide in the country.
The Maxis Cyberkids Camp, which established in 2002, began as a solely local, Malaysian initiative. Due to its success, ASEAN ministers endorsed the flagship initiative at the TELMIN (ASEAN Telecommunications and IT Ministers) Conference in August 2008. The programme was then elevated to a regional level, incorporating the participation of Malaysia’s neighbouring countries.

Since its inception in 2008, the ACC has reached out to over 351 students and 124 teachers throughout the ASEAN region. According to Raja Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Arshad, these figures are, however, not set in stone. “They are instead multiplied as these students move on to teach others under the “Train the Trainer” programme, which is one of the modules covered in the ASEAN Cyberkids Camp,” he said. 
The closing ceremony of the ACC on 28 November also announced the winners of the Maxis Cyberkids National Challenge 2013. The list of winners is included in the Notes to the Editor, below.

Archives
Tags

Popular
Posts

PETRONAS Dagangan partners with Maxis on big data analytics and converged solutions

PETRONAS Dagangan partners with Maxis on big data analytics and converged solutions

Leveraging each other’s strengths in technology and innovation, PETRONAS Dagangan Berhad (PDB) and Maxis have entered into a strategic partnership to jointly offer converged solutions focusing on safety, security and sustainability for businesses. Additionally, the partnership will focus on leveraging big data and advanced analytics to co-create hyper personalization for an enhanced retail experience.

TELL ME MORE
Maxis further expands its sophisticated Enterprise solutions with acqui-hire of Audeonet

Maxis further expands its sophisticated Enterprise solutions with acqui-hire of Audeonet

Accelerating its ambition to be Malaysia’s Leading Converged Solutions Company, Maxis Business has expanded its voice and unified communications (UC) solutions as part of its ongoing commitment to build talent capacity and capabilities in sophisticated solutions for its Enterprise segment. The expanded portfolio is driven by the increasing need for greater collaboration in business in the new normal.

TELL ME MORE
Maxis builds future technology and innovation leaders with new scholarships

Maxis builds future technology and innovation leaders with new scholarships

Following the launch of three new scholarships in July, Maxis was proud to announce the award of these scholarships to 15 bright and deserving individuals to support their academic aspirations.

TELL ME MORE