Selina Lomholdt, Chief People Officer of Telenor Myanmar, points out that it’s only natural for Telenor as a company to tap into the creativity, ideas and talent of people, regardless of gender, nationality, age, or physical and mental disabilities.
“At Telenor, we believe that a diverse and inclusive environment is essential to gain the insight and understanding we need to be truly relevant to customers and society. As we connect our customers to what matters most to them, our organisation needs to reflect the diversity and the dynamism we see and serve in society. The Open Mind programme has a proven track record in other Telenor markets, and we are delighted to bring it to Myanmar in collaboration with MILI,” she said.
Entering the labour market
After completing the programme, all Open Mind candidates are either offered permanent jobs at Telenor or supported to get employment in other companies. Heuch, who was also present at the press conference, said she agrees with Htet, hoping to see other companies in the market take notice of the new programme.
“We hope Telenor Open Mind will stimulate other companies in Myanmar to hire and train people with disabilities, just like any other people in all forms of organizations. Telenor strongly believes that people with disabilities or differently-abled people deserve an equal opportunity to excel in their careers like any other person. This traineeship will be a stepping stone for persons with disabilities here in Myanmar, to succeed and prove their merit in the corporate world. I would like to thank MILI for what I hope will be a fruitful and long collaboration,” said Heuch.