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Innovation corner by Omantel at children’s public library resumes welcoming visitors

As COVID-19 restrictions ease, and children return to schools and facilities that boost experiential learning, Innovation Corner by Omantel at the Children’s Public Library in Qurm has announced that it has resumed welcoming guests. The Innovation Corner by Omantel, targeted at children aged between 8 and 17 years,

provides a host of interactive learning tools that aim to spur digital knowledge among children using fun smart ICT solutions. It includes 3D printers, interactive electronic circuits, bespoke manufacturing devices, a virtual reality area and laser cutting machines. The Corner is run by four Omani inventors led by Sultan Al Subhi who share their knowledge on math, science, computers and STEM with the young visitors.

Laila Mohammed Al Wahaibi, Manager of CSR at Omantel said, “The facility was inaugurated in November 2019 and is aligned with Oman’s digital transformation strategy, Oman Vision 2040, UN Sustainable Development Goals and Omantel’s CSR efforts towards building a knowledge-based society. We are glad to announce the start of the new season for Innovation Corner and resume welcoming guests to enrich their experiences by spurring the innovation culture that Omantel adopts; the corner aims to utilize 3D capabilities and it made a significant contribution during the COVID-19 period through that used 3D printing to produce medical equipment for Ministry of Health’s staff.

“Omantel is the Sultanate’s leading integrated services provider by virtue of its futuristic vision, policies and the technologies that it makes accessible to its customers. The Company’s CSR pillar of Education too is built on the foundation of innovation and technology, which is why Omantel is always ahead in supporting initiatives that create a conducive environment for Oman’s young generation to lead the country’s digital and knowledge-based future, she added”.

On his part, Rashid bin Hamed Al Kyuimi Founding Member and Managing Director of the Children Public Library said “We are delighted to welcome our young children again to Innovation Corner by Omantel located in the Children Public Library. The Library is fully equipped and includes different facilities, activities and events in order to provide a unique experience for our children enriching their knowledge using new and digital technologies under the supervision of experienced team. We are proud of this partnership with Omantel and confident that such experiences will add value to our visitors”.

Omantel is the Sultanate’s first and leading integrated telecommunications services provider, enabling the digital society to flourish, allowing new ways of doing business and delivering a world of information, news and entertainment. While striving to ensure optimum customer satisfaction, Omantel plays a key social role to provide the required support and subsidy to all sectors of the Omani society.

Source: Omantel Press Release