MTN empowers Rwanda schoolkids
from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda
KIGALI, (CAJ News) – SCHOOLCHILDREN from disadvantaged backgrounds in Rwanda are poised to benefit from MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care, a programme by the mobile operator aimed at uplifting the standard of education.
MTN officials have provided free solar system facilities for schools in underprivileged and rural areas.
The move by the mobile giant would ensure disadvantaged pupils manage to study, learn and access technological researches during the period.
The MTN exercise, which ends on June 21, culminates in the mobile network’s members of staff offering free services to the disadvantaged communities.
This is under the auspices of the MTN Group’s annual staff volunteer programme, 21 Days of Y’ello Care.
“The key focus for MTN employees in Rwanda will be on the provision of solar system facilities for schools in underprivileged and rural areas.
“MTN staff will run electrical cables, fix solar panels and connect and commission batteries,” an official told CAJ News.
MTN said as part of its secondary campaign, employees would install and provision digital books in rural schools across the country, train students and teachers in rural areas on how to access the eBooks, how to download and use the eBooks effectively in teaching and learning.
“In collaboration with the Rwanda Ministry of Education and Rwanda Education Board, MTN will also conduct a teacher training programme on the new national education curriculum and ICT skills knowledge,” MTN said.
– CAJ News
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