MTN Uganda has Friday launched its staff volunteerism campaign aimed at giving back to the community.
Dubbed 21 days of Yellow Care, MTN staffers will over a period of 21 days carry out classroom renovations and literacy projects, Information Communication Technology (ICT) trainings plus provision of digital educational content to schools.
The campaign is carried out by all MTN staff members in the 21 African countries where the telecom operates.
Over the years, MTN has created tremendous change in the lives of communities where it operates through the initiative which is focusing on education this time.
In 2016, MTN Uganda through the initiative set up an ICT hub at St. Hellen Primary School in Mbarara, a school for visually impaired children.
The 2017 campaign was kick started by renovation of classroom blocks, ICT trainings and donation of educational content to Bukoto Muslims Primary School in Kampala.
In his remarks, the Chief Executive Officer for MTN Uganda Wim Vanhelleputte said that MTN is focusing on education because they believe education is a right.
“As MTN, we believe education shouldn’t be a privilege, but a fundamental right for every child to benefit from. We want to make education a reality to children in Uganda,” he said.
Also in attendance at the launch were local council leaders and othe government officials who share the urge to better education in the country.
Juliet Nambi, the director of education and social services in the Kampala Capital City Authority lauded MTN for the initiative urging them to not stop but seek to do more.
The campaign will go on throughout the country and different developments are expected to be put up in various parts.