MTN to fund 100 libraries in Congo Brazzaville
By Issa Sikiti da Silva
MTN says it will fund 100 libraries in Congo Brazzaville nationwide in 2015 as part of its ‘Y'ello 100 libraries for all’ project.
“Yes, 21 libraries in 2014, that was yesterday. But we and our partners are committed to fund 100 libraries in 100 primary and secondary schools in 2015 to give a chance to every Congolese pupil to complete his education by using new and updated books,” MTN Congo MD Freddy Tchala said.
Tchala was speaking last week at a ceremony held to inaugurate the newly refurbished library of the Pierre Savorgnan De Brazza High School in the capital Brazzaville.
The library contains 8 000 books, acquired by MTN Foundation in association with the government of Denis Sassou Nguesso and other partners.
The school, one of the country’s oldest institutions of learning, and the country’s capital city, are named after De Brazza, a French-Italian adventurer and army navigator who is said to have discovered Congo in the 19th century.
MTN Congo has made ‘Education for All’, the main focus of its corporate social responsibility in the spirit of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).
“We have come to tell you that it is possible to hope and give hope to our youth to help them shine in the future,” Tchala said.