MTN Cameroon, Regional Champion of the 21 Days of Y’ello Care
MTN Cameroon, leading company of the telecoms sector in Cameroon has won the prize of Best Subsidiary of the West and Central African region, after the 11th edition of the benevolent programme dubbed 21 Days of Y’ello Care.
The accolade was awarded by the MTN Group in recognition of the quality of the projects initiated and deployed by volunteers of Cameroon, from 1st to 21st June 2017. During these 21 days of social engagement, MTN Cameroon employees constructed and equipped a science lab at Government Bilingual High School, Bobongo-Petit-Paris in Douala. This school is the best in the Littoral region at the recent classification by the Baccalauréat Board in 2016.
In addition to the construction of the science lab at Government Bilingual High School, Bobongo, MTN Cameroon staff realized other projects within the framework of the 21 Days of Y’ello Care, this year, notably:
- Digitalisation of courses media of the University of Buea
- Collection of books to equip several school libraries throughout Cameroon
- Digitalization of educative content for the YelloBook.cm library
Apart from the employees of MTN Cameroon, other volunteers amongst whom were staff of partner companies, artists, media professionals and associations, spontaneously mobilized to achieve these projects.
“These initiatives have a direct impact on more than 25,000 students and teachers. The distinction received from the MTN Group confirms the quality of our projects, but especially calls on us to continue mobilizing for those in need of us," declared Philisiwe SIBIYA, Chief Executive Officer of MTN Cameroon.
21 Days of Y’ello Care is a voluntary and charity programme initiated by the MTN Group which each year engages its employees to carry out for 21 days, social actions for the welfare of communities in the world wherein the MTN Group subsidiaries operate. Cameroon distinguished itself in the past by winning the first prize of the entire MTN Group in 2012, 2013 and 2015.