Maxis Communications Sdn Bhd is doing its bit to address the 'digital divide.' Under its Maxis Cyberkids Camp programme, the telecommunications giant trains the best students from selected rural schools in ICT (information and communications technology), before sending them back to their schools to train their peers. The camp involves five-day courses in hotels, where Form One and Form Two students are taught how to research, build websites and how to make presentations. The students are guided on how to use online tools such as flickr (a photo-sharing site), photoscape (a photo-editing application) and audacity (an audio-editing program). Maxis said the programme is aimed at cultivating a generation of Malaysians who are ICT-literate.
This year, the programme brought together 336 participants from 42 schools in six states