Telecommunication operator, Mobile Telecommunication Network (MTN) has launched a 21 days Yellow Care Challenge programme to support selected schools in the area of Information and Communications Technology (ICT).
Under this initiative, MTN will refurbish three selected ICT centers and train ICT teachers in selected schools across the country to enhance teaching and learning of the subject.
The Yellow Care Challenge which is running under the theme ‘Investing in Education for All’ has begun conducting teaching sessions for female head porters (Kayayei) at the Madina Market in Accra and Takoradi.
Selected schools such as; Limanyiri Junior High School (JHS) in the Upper West,Bagabaga JHS in the Northern,Boahen Korkor JHS in the Brong Ahafo and Umaria JHS in the Upper East Regions will be provided with basic training on internet configuration.
Launching the 21 days Yellow Care Challenge at Kwamo M/A JHS in the Ejisu Municipality in the Ashanti Region, Northern Sector General Manager of MTN, Mr Bukari Basintale indicated that the programme aimed at enhancing quality education across the country.
He added that MTN was working hard to bridge the gap between less endowed and students from well to do societies in the area of ICT.
“For the past nine years and for 21 days in the month of June, all MTNers are given the opportunity to undertake community service. Among the 22 operating MTN companies, this initiative is a competitive one in which each operating company is challenged to secure high participation and significant impact. The operating country with the highest number of staff participants and level of impact receives a US$100,000 from the Group President and CEO for the Overall Y’ello Care Challenge,” he stated.
He also presented some internet devices to the Kwamo Junior High School (JHS).He said the devices would go a long way to provide easy Internet accessibility for the school.