MTN Cameroon employees renew commitment to education
MTN Cameroon is focusing on education in its seventh edition of the ‘21 Days of Y’ello Care’ programme, which is a charitable initiative created by the MTN Group in 2007 to engage its employees in 21 days of social actions for the welfare of communities. The 2013 edition, from 1 to 21 June, centres on the promotion of education.
In Cameroon, MTN employees are working on four projects this year:
- Education of the girl child and under-educated children in Kousseri and the 10 councils of the Logone and Chari in the Far North region of Cameroon
- Capacity building and equipping of the best public schools in Douala and Yaounde, which shall be furnished with school benches and a media centre for students and teachers
- The organisation of training sessions to familiarize rural communities and the underprivileged on the usage of new technologies, to better prepare themselves for the new digital world that holds the keys to the future
- The provision of additional features to the E-library created by MTN Cameroon staff last year to promote education and the sharing of knowledge between members of the educational community and professionals in Cameroon and worldwide.
In 2012, MTN Cameroon emerged winner of the programme out of all the footprints of the MTN Group. MTN Cameroon employees built within 21 days, a modern school in the locality of Waffango in the North region of Cameroon, in replacement of the makeshift structure that served as a primary school; they also installed 07 libraries equipped with books collected from staff and individuals of goodwill, nationwide. The very first E- library in Cameroon was set up during the programme with the capturing of more than 28 000 digital books and educative contents.
In a message to staff, the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon, Karl Toriola called on them to “showcase their MTN values and not relent any effort in sacrificing a bit of time and personal commitment in order to help communities meet the challenge of education for all in Cameroon”.