Bakcell company provides inclusive education opportunity for children through CSR programs

Baku, Azerbaijan, June 6
Trend:

On the occasion of the International Children's Day, Bakcell - the First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider in Azerbaijan, has organized a festive event for the children in need for special care.

Approximately 100 children fostered by the "United Aid for Azerbaijan" and "SOS Children's
Village"have participated in the special entertainment program.

Children in need for special care are constantly in the spotlight of Bakcell's Corporate Social
Responsibility programs (CSR), carried out within the frames of partnership with various
organizations.

Within the frames of the "ICT Academy" project implemented in association with SOS Children's Villages, courses on computer literacy, accounting 1C, job interview skills, CV composition, cell phone and computer repair, audio video recording and other very useful trainings were organized in the special training rooms of Baku SOS Children's Village, equipped with technical facilities.

Bakcell, paying special attention to the corporate social responsibility programs, has implemented several successful projects over the last year. 20 children with different degrees
of disability have participated in trainings aimed at developing computer skills and knowledge
within the frames of "A Way to Inclusion through Equal Opportunities" project implemented
jointly with "Sport for Development" Organization. The trainings were held at the Caucasus
Research Resource Center of the Khazar University and served as a basis for the integration
of children with disabilities to the institution of higher education for a period of 3 months. The
next phase of this project implies the provision of Assistive Computer Technology (equipped to
satisfy the special needs of children with disabilities) to secondary schools providing inclusive
education and Child Development Centers functioning in Azerbaijan.

Within the frames of cooperation between Bakcell and Junior Achievement Azerbaijan, the
students of higher education institutions were provided with trainings on Business Ethics, work-readiness and other important components of career-building. Moreover, business simulation and special management programs were provided for the students. Along with obtaining knowledge within the frames of this project, the students were also offered an opportunity to obtain work experience at Bakcell.

From year to year Bakcellexpandsthe list of CSR projects aimed at supporting the integration
of the children in need of special care to the societyand programs that are useful for student's
future careers.

About Bakcell

Bakcell, The First Mobile Operator and the Leading Mobile Internet Provider of Azerbaijan, offers a variety of products for modern mobile communications customers. Bakcell provides class leading 3G mobile internet experience in the country under the Sür@ brand name.

As one of the largest national non-oil investors, Bakcell today continues making large investments in the economy of Azerbaijan through its investments in state-of-the-art telecommunication technology and its people who service our customers.

Bakcell's network covers more than 99% of the population and 93% of the land area of the country (excluding occupied territories). Bakcell is a leader in innovation and it focuses on bringing the best of the mobile internet to Azerbaijanis through new partnerships and itsSür@ services. With more than 1000 3G base stations Bakcell 3G service is available in all regions and covers 80% of population and 55% of the territory of the country (excluding occupied territories).

For more information about Bakcell products and services, please visit www.bakcell.com or call 555.For press releases please see www.bakcell.com/az/news (or www.bakcell.com/en/news for press releases in English).

If you are not a Bakcell subscriber, but wish to find out about Bakcell and its services, please call 055 000 05 55.

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