DeafTawk, a video-call app that links persons with sign language interpreters to those who need to comprehend or communicate with differently-abled folks, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Telenor Pakistan, Velocity’s 7th cohort startup.
In the presence of management, representatives from two organizations, and alumni of Telenor Pakistan’s Open Mind Training Program, the MoU ceremony took place at Telenor Pakistan headquarters 345.
Telenor Pakistan has been at the forefront of introducing new initiatives to improve workplace diversity and inclusion, and this collaboration is another step in that direction.
Areej Khan, Vice President Digital, Telenor Pakistan, who was present at the event stated, “There are over 22 million differently-abled people in Pakistan and for the country to prosper, it is imperative to make use of their skills and abilities, and it is our responsibility to provide platforms and interventions that make it possible.”
Furthermore he added, “We are proud to partner with DeafTawk in an effort to continue our commitment towards creating an inclusive workplace culture and enabling effective communication between differently-abled individuals and our workforce.”
Shabbar Ali, CEO DeafTawk stated, “We’re really excited to have partnered with Telenor Pakistan as this would enable us to reinvigorate our shared vision of empowering the deaf community and supporting them in bridging the communication gap through the latest technologies.”
On the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Telenor Pakistan and Deaf Tawk signed a Memorandum of Understanding (IDPD). This day is observed around the world as an opportunity to raise awareness of the rights and needs of persons with disabilities, as well as to improve their inclusion in all sectors of socioeconomic and cultural life.
This collaboration is a tribute to Deaf Tawk’s three hardworking founders, who not only overcome challenges but also provided a life-changing solution for millions of Pakistanis.