Canon Middle East, has announced it is expanding its support to include a greater number of universities across the GCC for the “ICDL Summer Camps.” The summer camps, which will run from June to July 2011, are being organised by educational authorities and universities throughout the region and overseen by International Computer Driving License program (ICDL) in the GCC States and Iraq.
Canon revealed that it will be extending region-wide support this year, to include countries such as UAE, Oman, Qatar and Kuwait, while it is likewise increasing the number of universities and training centres that it will be supporting.
Canon will partner with ICDL to offer rewards to students who are enrolled in the summer camps, giving away valuable gift items such as printers and cameras in recognition of the highest achievers among the thousands of ICDL candidates.
Thousands of students all over the region will undergo computer training in accordance with the globally recognised ICDL standard through the summer camps. The participants are expected to achieve the ICDL “Start” certification after passing official tests that affirm their competence in using computer and the internet.
“Knowledge and skills in computer applications are particularly crucial now more than ever as the GCC region aims to build a knowledge-based digital society. Canon is therefore keen to support the ICDL Summer Camps for the second year in a row as we are confident that this program will serve as a tool towards achieving our vision of creating a better future for our society,” said Anurag Agrawal, Managing Director, Canon Middle East.
Meanwhile, Canon Middle East announced it is also conducting a series of special photography skills development training sessions in the various universities that are hosting the ICDL camps in UAE, Kuwait, Qatar and Oman. Canon’s training sessions cover basics of photography, including better composition, capture and printing.
Canon’s support of the ICDL Summer Camps is in line with the company’s corporate philosophy of ‘kyosei,’ which envisions all people, regardless of race, religion or culture, harmoniously living and working together into the future.