MTN staff volunteers carrying bags of cement to e-library location at Tarkwa regional library
MTN Ghana has launched its annual 2014 Y’ello Care, the 21 Day employee volunteer initiative, which takes place in the month of June every year.
During the period, MTN volunteers in all 22 countries where the brand operates devote their time to provide the much-needed infrastructure and care in selected communities.
There is a different theme for each year and the theme for 2014 is, ‘Investing in Education for All.’
MTN employees devote their time and energy in assisting communities to embark on significant development projects to enhance the communities in which MTN operates.
In line with this year’s theme and the company’s vision to lead the delivery of a bold digital world, MTN Ghana is focusing on inculcating Information and Communications Technology (ICT) into teaching and learning to help bridge the digital divide.
This year, MTN staff volunteers will put up e-libraries at Ningo Senior High School in the Greater Accra, Tarkwa Regional Library in the Western Region and Suma Ahenkoro in the Brong Ahafo Region.
The e-libraries will provide access to a wide range of e-books around the world on a wide range of subjects for both teachers and students.
The staff volunteers have started work at all three business locations across the country.
The concrete foundation for the e-library projects has also been completed.
Work continues with the designing and sewing of school bags from MTN banners and flexi materials at National Vocational Training Institute at Dansoman, Biriwa NVTI Center in Takoradi, Kumawu NVTI Center, Kumasi and Tamale NVTI Center.
Speaking on the e-library project for his school, the Headmaster of Ningo Senior High School, Mr. Botchway said the school has a student population of about 1,320 with an ICT Lab, which has 47 computer monitors which must be changed.
According to him, the intervention by MTN has come at the right time.
He added that the e-library will assist both teachers and students in the teaching and learning process.
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