Empower Societies

A connected society is an empowered society. Building on our core values and leveraging on our digital ambition, we believe digital services and platforms can bring many benefits to the lives of individuals and communities. 

Our core programmes to empower societies through safe digital participation and digital enablement are Digi’s CyberSAFETM, Challenge for Change, Wanita Era Digital. We also support other digital empowerment initiatives, such as the Telenor Youth Forum, Digital Winners Asia, and Kampung Internet For All. 

Safe Digital Participation 

Over the six years of Digi’s CyberSAFETM programme, more than 100,000 students and 7,000 teachers nationwide have been trained and engaged. We have curated the nation’s largest repository of information on schoolchildren’s online behaviour through biennial national quantitative and qualitative surveys. 

In 2016, our focus was on creating mass awareness by deepening our strategic partnerships with the Ministry of Education, Cybersecurity Malaysia, UNICEF, the Royal Malaysia Police, and The Star R.AGE. 

Empower Through Digitalisation

We look to work with partners who have the vision of how digital services can bring meaningful impact to their communities. With our partners, we developed scalable solutions which underscore our vision to leverage digital connectivity and services for good. 

The Digi Family Safety app, allows a subscriber to keep track and connect in real time with up to seven family members. The app allows customers to create a geo-fence alert, check-in upon arrival, parental control on time and apps used, and to remotely lock and erase information on a stolen phone.

Working alongside Childline Malaysia and The Association of Registered Childcare Providers Malaysia, we developed asuhan.my to help families identify and review over 3,000 child care centres registered under the Child Care Centre Act 1984. It also identifies care centres that are not registered with local authorities, provides an avenue to report suspected abuse, and to locate the nearest support systems.

In partnership with the United Nations Global Compact (UNGC) Malaysia, we developed an app to support the rollout of Bluenumber, a free self-generated registry of basic information volunteered by farmers and agri-suppliers to identify themselves in the supply chain. Businesses will be able to tap into this big data repository for analytics, connect deeper into their supply chain, and to evidence impact.

Digi Challenge for Change is a flagship programme with a commitment to enable the internet for all communities to inspire a better Malaysia. DigiCFC7 is supported by Agensi Inovasi Malaysia (AIM), FB Start, Google Malaysia, MaGIC, MDEC, Microsoft Malaysia and Unicef. Eddy, an edutainment app which intends to gamify the learning of sign language emerged as the winner of Digi Challenge for Change 7. Eddy utilises 3D animation, localised content and games to make learning sign language easier and more fun for everyone.

Wanita Era Digital project reached out to rural and urban poor communities to engage women and to close the gender digital divide. The programme equips women with basic internet and e-commerce skills, and online safety awareness.

Nora Nabila Ahmad Sabri and Alina Amir represented Malaysia at the annual global Telenor Youth Forum, in partnership with Telenor and the Nobel Peace Center. Themed "Digitalisation for Peace", the forum engaged inspiring youths to tackle social challenges with the use of digital solutions. As a filmmaker, Nora raises awareness of social issues through storytelling, while Alina founded an NGO to teach under privileged children coding and programming.

Vase, a market research startup, represented Malaysia at the Digital Winners Asia Conference, Telenor’s first regional start up event. Aimed at breaking down borders to access new markets, startup teams competed to pitch for NOK100,000 of initial expansion funds.