MTN Ghana as part of her 21 days of volunteerism and community service Friday provided the Agogo State College with a DSTv Resource Centre. The centre included a 40-inch Samsung Television, a DSTv package with educational bouquet among other goodies.
Staff of MTN set the first 21 days in June every year to do voluntary work in what has become named in MTN circles as Y’ello Care celebrations.
At Agogo State College, staff of Ghana’s leading telecommunications company also painted the Home Science Block, installed the Flatscreen Tv and DSTv dishes, encouraged the students in their academic pursuits and played fun games with them.
Commercial Manager for MTN’s Northern Business District; Peter Bimpeh tells rawgist.com MTN will make similar donations to at least three schools within its Northern Business District and do other things for other institutions as the need may be. Some schools may have ICT centres built for them, others will have their libraries stocked and refurbished among others.
He also encouraged the school community and stakeholders to take advantage of MTN’s Mobile Money (school fees payment option¬) to reduce the risk of giving cash to their wards who in many cases lose the money.
The focus of MTN Y’ello Care for some time now has focused on Education.
General Manager of MTN Ashanti; James Bukari Basintale tells rawgist.com the Y’ello Care programme is all about enriching lives and making life meaningful to people in various communities.
For his part, Assistant Headmaster of the School; Mr. William Berko expressed gratitude to MTN and promised that the donations will be put to good use to boost the knowledge base of the students. He asked staff of MTN to continue coming to the aid of the school and expressed confidence in MTN’s ability to affect the fortunes of the school in a positive way.
Many of the students were also excited and expressed appreciation to MTN for the gesture. Ironically, at the end of the day, the students thrashed the MTN soccer team by two goals to zero.