Interest-Free Loans for Students & Housewives under Digiskills Programme

Ignite National Technology Fund conducted a media briefing for the initiative of Digiskills Programme at the National Incubation Center Islamabad.

Ignite National Technology Fund is a non-profit association owned by the government of Pakistan and directed by the Ministry of Information and Technology and Telecommunication (MoITT).

Addressing to the media the CEO of Ignite Syed Junaid Imam said, “Digiskills is a building block for the overall digital economy.” Digitskills.pk is an application developed for students and housewives who are keen to build up their technical skills through freelancing.

The programme includes free courses with instructors and recorded lectures to promote learning without any hassle. Here is the list of free courses offered by digitskills.pk:

  • Digital Marketing;
  • E-commerce Management;
  • WordPress;
  • Digital Literacy;
  • QuickBooks;
  • AutoCAD;
  • Graphic Design;
  • Search Engine Optimization.

Ignite Manager Monitoring Umair Qureshi shared the details of this programme to the media. He said “We have received an overwhelming response for our every batch. We intended to enroll 20,000 people for our first batch but we ended up with 30,000. For our latest batch our initial target was 230,000 enrollments, but we increased it to 250,000 and 130,000 of the positions have already been filled.”

MoITT Secretary Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui said, “National Information Technology Board (NITB) had been given the prime responsibility of deciding the processes and quickens the progress in bringing such gateways to the country.”

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