Some of the MTN Staff demostrating on how to use the type-writter to some of the pupils of Mbarara Primay School.
Some of the MTN Staff demostrating on how to use the type-writter to some of the pupils of Mbarara Primay School.

Telecommunication giants, in Uganda, MTN Uganda officially launched its 10th edition of changing lives through its staff volunteerism project of 21 Days of Y’ello Care under the theme “Investing in Education for All”. The focus is to continue driving access to education, particularly through the digitization of teaching and learning in the countries in which the telecom company does its operations.

MTN Uganda, has been doing its best to change lives of the Ugandan people, earlier this month, the company gave away twenty five Mobile Money Kiosks with a startup capital of 2.5million ugx to its 25 lucky winners of the gaggawala promotion. Winners were guaranteed a chance to start a business and become SMEs of their own.

The whole promotions aimed at giving back to the society and creating meaningful ways to provide a source of income these winners and to those associated to them through family and business.

Today MTN staff have commissioned a fully connected ICT Hub at Mbarara School of the visually impaired children, complete with talking computers, braille Perkins machines with braille papers, computers, Jaws software, headsets, internet connectivity, WiMAX setup and ten smart phones for the school management, with addition to the basic computer training for pupils in the MTN ICT bus.

“MTN staff will over the 21 days; get involved in setting up ICT hubs in the five regions country-wide.” said Mr. Anthony Katamba, General Manager Corporate Services. “This will be complemented by basic computer training for the pupils using the MTN internet bus, a vital component for the promotion of ICT in rural areas in an effort to bridge the gap between rural and urban areas.”

“Education is one of the most important investments a country can make to its people and its future and it is critical to reducing poverty and inequality and MTN Uganda realizes and understands the need for investment in the education sector”, Katamba added.