Special Communications Organization (SCO) Strengthens Commitment to Gilgit Baltistan’s Goodwill Skill Development Centre for Persons with Disabilities

Special Communications Organization (SCO) Strengthens Commitment to Gilgit Baltistan’s Goodwill Skill Development Centre for Persons with Disabilities
Colonel Faheem Rao, Sector Commander of the Special Communications Organization (SCO), paid a visit to Gilgit Baltistan’s Goodwill Skill Development Centre for Persons with Disabilities, reaffirming SCO’s unwavering dedication to supporting the local community. During the visit, Colonel Faheem Rao announced an upgrade in the internet package provided by SCO, increasing the speed from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps.
SCO, a Pakistani public sector organization operating under the Ministry of Information Technology and Telecommunications, plays a vital role in delivering telecommunication services to the region of Azad Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan. The organization’s services cover nearly 1.7 million people, accounting for a quarter of the total population in these areas.
Recognizing the importance of digital connectivity and accessibility, Colonel Faheem Rao’s visit to Gilgit Baltistan’s Goodwill Skill Development Centre demonstrated SCO’s commitment to empowering individuals with disabilities through enhanced telecommunications services. The centre, dedicated to providing skill development opportunities to persons with disabilities, serves as a crucial platform for inclusive growth and equal opportunities in the region.

The upgrade of the internet package from 10 Mbps to 25 Mbps is a significant development that will have a transformative impact on the centre’s operations. The increased internet speed will facilitate seamless communication, improved access to online educational resources, and enhanced connectivity for the centre’s staff and beneficiaries. This upgrade is a testament to SCO’s continuous efforts to bridge the digital divide and promote digital inclusion in Gilgit Baltistan.
Speaking at the occasion, Colonel Faheem Rao expressed his commitment to supporting the Goodwill Skill Development Centre and lauded its efforts in creating an inclusive environment for individuals with disabilities. He emphasized that SCO remains steadfast in its dedication to empowering marginalized communities and will continue to explore avenues to foster growth, innovation, and equal opportunities for all.
The upgraded internet package provided by SCO reflects the organization’s proactive approach towards leveraging technology to drive social progress and bridge the digital divide. By delivering faster and more reliable connectivity, SCO aims to empower individuals with disabilities, enabling them to explore new horizons and participate fully in the digital era.
SCO’s support to the Goodwill Skill Development Centre is aligned with the organization’s broader mission of facilitating socio-economic development and ensuring equitable access to modern telecommunication services. The organization remains committed to investing in the region’s infrastructure and initiatives that foster inclusive growth, thereby contributing to the overall progress of Gilgit Baltistan.

Farhan Baig

My name is Farhan Baig, and I am the President of the Gilgit-Baltistan's Goodwill Movement, a charity organization dedicated to serving people with disabilities in the picturesque region of Gilgit-Baltistan. Despite being visually impaired, I have embraced my passion for radio and work as a Radio DJ, using my voice to entertain, inform, and inspire others. Education has always been a crucial aspect of my life, and I am proud to have completed my Masters in Political Science from the prestigious Karakoram University in Gilgit. This academic achievement has provided me with a solid understanding of political systems, governance, and policies, empowering me to make a positive impact on my community. As the President of the Gilgit-Baltistan's Goodwill Movement, my primary goal is to uplift the lives of individuals with disabilities in the region. Through our charity initiatives, we strive to promote inclusivity, equal opportunities, and empowerment for those who face physical or mental challenges. By organizing events, workshops, and awareness campaigns, we aim to create a more inclusive society where everyone can thrive and contribute to their fullest potential. Personally, my journey as a visually impaired individual has allowed me to develop resilience, determination, and a unique perspective on life. I firmly believe that disabilities should never be seen as limitations but rather as opportunities for growth, innovation, and advocacy. By sharing my story and experiences, I aspire to inspire others to embrace their own capabilities and overcome any obstacles they may encounter. In addition to my work with the charity organization and my role as a Radio DJ, I actively engage in community activities. I participate in public speaking events, where I address important issues related to disability rights, social equality, and education. Through these platforms, I strive to raise awareness, challenge stereotypes, and foster a more inclusive society. My ultimate vision is to create a world where individuals with disabilities are fully integrated into society, where their rights are respected, and where their voices are heard. By combining my academic knowledge, my passion for radio, and my dedication to advocacy, I aim to make a lasting impact and improve the lives of people with disabilities in Gilgit-Baltistan. I am grateful for the opportunities and support that have shaped my journey thus far, and I remain committed to my mission of promoting goodwill, equality, and empowerment for all.

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