As part of activities marking the 2019 edition of MTN annual 21 Days of Y’ello Care, MTN Ghana staff volunteers are organizing skills training for over 1000 young people across the country.
Operating under the theme “Creating a Brighter Future for our Youth,” MTN employee volunteers in partnership with National Youth Authority and iCode GH are training unemployed youth in skills such as bead making, leather works and computer programming. In addition, MTN staff volunteers are training the beneficiaries in Digital Marketing, Financial Management, and Project Management and Customer Service management.
The skills training are being held at WAG Sevico Center Pantang Accra, Ho Digital Information Center, Koforidua Municipal Hall, Cape Coast and Takoradi Technical Universities. The other locations are NYA Center, Kumasi, Ghana Library Authority Hall, Sunyani, Senior Victory College, Wa, Bolga Municipal Assembly hall and NYA Centre, Tamale.
Aside the skills training, MTN employee volunteers in Accra are reconstructing a dilapidated hostel facility for trainees of WAGSevico Centre at Pantang who are unemployed youth. When completed the facility will accommodate over 20 students at the center.
Speaking at the WAG Sevico Center, the CEO of MTN Ghana, Selorm Adadevoh said, the MTN 21 Days of Y’ello Care creates the opportunity for MTN staff to render voluntary services in communities to enhance living conditions of the beneficiaries. He said, “it is absolutely important that the work we do during 21 Days MTN staff is really from our heart and that staff find meaning in the volunteering work they do”.
Mr Adadevoh said, “through our volunteering work we will inspire the youth, give them hope and most importantly we will make a positive impact on them”.
The theme for this year’s Y’ello Care program seeks to inspire MTN employees to implement projects aimed at youth empowerment and development.