Islamabad – July 23, 2020: JazzCash, Pakistan’s leading digital payments platform, has partnered with Ignite to facilitate the Ministry of Information Technology & Telecom’s (MoITT) national level training program, DigiSkills.pk. Ignite CEO Syed Junaid Imam and Mobilink Microfinance Bank President Ghazanfar Azzam signed the MoU in the presence of Federal Minister for IT & Telecom, Syed Amin Ul Haque and Secretary IT & Telecom, Shoaib Ahmad Siddiqui, while JazzCash CEO Erwan Gelebart joined the ceremony virtually.
This partnership enables DigiSkills.pk freelancers to transfer money from their Payoneer accounts into their JazzCash Mobile Account in real time and at the best exchange rates. In addition to this, these freelancers can also register their Payoneer Account from the JazzCash App, eliminating the need for commercial bank accounts.
Federal Minister for IT & Telecommunication Syed Amin-ul-Haque, the chief guest for the signing ceremony, said, “With the current COVID outbreak and the overall economic situation, it is all the more relevant that through this partnership, the youth is provided the right enablers to take up freelancing from the comfort of their homes and become self-reliant.”
“We realized that international payment retrieval was a painstakingly slow process for freelancers. JazzCash saw an opportunity to use its expertise to introduce convenience and speed up the entire process for the freelance community at DigiSkills.pk,” stated Erwan Gelebart, as he emphasized upon JazzCash’s support for freelancers across the country.
In line with its vision to promote freelancing in Pakistan, JazzCash, through this partnership, aims to complete the loop for the freelance ecosystem. Both entities aim to serve the freelance community by raising awareness, equipping them with the right skills, and providing smooth payment options to aspiring freelancing.
In his opening remarks, Syed Junaid Imam, CEO, Ignite said, “DigiSkills.pk has imparted 1 million trainings to the youth that have enabled to earn the livelihood and support their academic pursuits. Getting the money in your account is the name of the game this partnership will inspire the youth learn online skills to generate the much-needed foreign exchange for their families and the country.”
DigiSkills.pk is a large-scale national level training program launched by MoITT through Ignite to provide free of cost trainings in freelancing and other marketable skills to the youth. The program comprises 10 courses including Freelancing, Digital Marketing, Search Engine Optimization, Graphic Design, Digital Literacy, e-Commerce Management, Creative Writing, QuickBooks, AutoCAD and WordPress.