Ghana’s leading Telecom Company, MTN Ghana has launched its annual 21 day employee volunteer initiative dubbed Y’ello Care.
During this period, MTN volunteers in all 22 countries where the brand operates volunteer their time to provide much needed infrastructure and care in selected communities. The iniative by MTN takes place in the month of June. The 2014 Y’ello Care is on the theme ‘Investing in Education for All’.
Following this noble tradition, 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 into teaching and learning to help bridge the digital divide.
This year, MTN staff volunteers are putting up e-libraries at Ningo Senior High School in the Greater Accra, Tarkwa Regional Library in the Western Region and Suma Ahenkoro in the BrongAhafo 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 been completed and waiting to dry before the raising of the structure for the e-libraries.
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 made up of 47 computer monitors which needed to 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.
Since its inception in 2007, MTN Ghana remains the most awarded for volunteerism and projects, picking up the 2008 WECA (West and Central Africa) Regional award, overall Y’ello Care Challenge winners for years 2010 & 2011 and also the Y’ello Care ICT Project prize for 2013.
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