As a Pakistani what I admire about Nokia is that in this country, they are not only about making money but also giving back to the country from which they have a special relationship.
Pakistan has always been an important territory on Nokia’s streosphere by contributing to Nokia’s growth through brand loyalty , sales and also in personell ( Many of Nokia’s regional executives in MEA Region are from Pakistan ) and Nokia is giving back to the country by developing it’s youth for the tomorrow by training them to develop apps for S40 devices.
Thanks to efforts of Rabia Nizami, Nokia Pakistan’s Business Development Manager , EDX – Nokia since past couple of years has held multiple training programs both of beginner and advanced level to help Pakistani Developers make the next blockbuster application.
Keeping up with their commitment Nokia Pakistan along with Pakistan’s premier engineering university NED University has announced one of a kind App Development Internship program for it’s students . The program rightfully called Nokia App Campus Internships is aimed at enhancing App Development Skills for promising and growing platform of S40 devices including the Asha series.
The Internship is a 6 weeks program and has already started since May 22nd 2012 at Nokia Pakistan’s head office in Karachi and will help students to finalize their ideas , develop app framework , code it and publish their apps on Nokia Store.
Nokia is not along in the internship to enhance the local and international reach of developed application, Telenor , the Norwegian Telecom giant , along with P@SHA ( Pakistan Software House Association ) has also joined Nokia to further spread the outreach of developed apps.
As per Rabia Nizami “The Nokia AppCampus Internship Program is another first by Nokia Pakistan in their commitment for the development of local content on Nokia Store. The students present a lucrative opportunity for the future and Nokia Pakistan has tapped into that same prospect to train them on S40 devices, which make up the largest share among Nokia devices in Pakistan.” She further stated that, “Pakistan is ripe with talent such as these students and Nokia wants this initiative to provide them a platform to development their skills in a professional environment under expert supervision.”
As Pakistanis , we admire Nokia’s efforts in development of Pakistan and hope they will continue their much needed educational supports to the country.