MTN begins volunteerism in Lagos, Imo
As part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of its Y’ello Care programme, leading telecommunications firm, MTN, has begun honing of computing and general soft skills of teachers and students in Lagos and Owerri, the Imo State capital through the Train the Teacher initiative.
Also during the event, which runs from June 1-21, the volunteer team would donate educational and digital learning materials to select school libraries in under-served communities.
The Corporate Service Executive, MTN Nigeria, Amina Oyagbola in a statement, said: “We are very excited and proud to mark this important 10-year milestone. As an organisation, we owe a great deal of gratitude to our employees, who have ensured that this campaign continues to be a success. Owing to their dedication and selflessness, they come out in numbers every year, armed with loads of passion, a Can-Do attitude and unwavering commitment to uplift their communities”.
She noted that the programme, which birthed in 2007, has seen several local communities taking possession of no fewer than eight classrooms with 150 others refurbished in addition to 22 libraries built and upgraded as well as 15 online libraries and 2,400 learners receiving funding towards their educational pursuits.