Google issued a statement saying that the services aimed to provide opportunities for in-house training and preparation of cultural products.
“We’ve launched our Grow with Google site for Pakistanis to benefit from free training, tools and events to help grow their skills, career, or business. We’ve also launched a related site on remote working to help folks work, teach and learn from anywhere,” Google said in the statement.
“We also recently announced an USD$800 million commitment to support small businesses around the world with access to finance, ad credits and grants to help meet the costs of the virus. At the same time, we have taken teachings from our programs to social media as well as the Google Primer free app to continue training small businesses in digital skills and enable their employees to work remotely,” it added.
Google said that its efforts now had to be focused on dealing with immediate health needs and supporting communities, “it’s important that we also look to the long-term. For Pakistan to move beyond COVID-19, we have to lay foundations today: helping businesses not just to adapt in extraordinary circumstances, but to rebuild and create economic growth and jobs as we move into the recovery phase,” it added.