MTN gives back to vulnerable groups in Nakawa Division through MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello care program

MTN through its staff volunteerism campaign dubbed 21 Days of Y’ello care were in Nakawa Division where they gave back to the community through cleaning Nakawa market. Besides cleaning the market, MTN are committed to adding economic value by contributing to society through their programs focused on uplifting the economic well-being of the people they serve.

MTN gives back to vulnerable groups in Nakawa Division through MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello care program

By John Kusolo

MTN through its staff volunteerism campaign dubbed 21 Days of Y’ello care were in Nakawa Division where they gave back to the community through cleaning Nakawa market. Besides cleaning the market, MTN are committed to adding economic value by contributing to society through their programs focused on uplifting the economic well-being of the people they serve.

It is against this background that the selected participants from Nakawa Division were taken through digital training sessions at the National Innovation Hub at Uganda Institute of communications Technology and four crash courses in financial resilience, corporate structure soap making, and backyard farming as a way of driving that much-needed economic tenacity and recovery.

Peter Kahiigi, Chief Technology Officer at Centenary Technology Services says he is extremely proud of MTN’s decision to empower the rural communities to drive economic recovery after Covid-19 through digital training and upskilling. He added that besides this effort of digital skilling, Centenary bank has an organized audience through intricately structured entities that include: 640 church parishes, 219 institutions, 264 hospitals, and 3388 schools representing a captive community of over 20 million.

Paul Mugambe, Mayor Nakawa Division also thanked MTN for selecting his area and advised the participants to put all the skills they have learnt into practice to enable them develop not only themselves but others too.

The campaign that is always executed within the first 21 days of June, this year is under the theme: “Empowering Communities to Drive Economic Recovery”. The aim is to inspire MTN staff to upskill local communities in order to drive economic activity and participation through focusing on digital skills training and digital job creation. This is linked to MTN’s strategic priority to build digital skills for digital jobs aligned to the company’s Ambition 2025 Strategy.

This year,,MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello care program is focusing on upskilling and supporting women, youth, and disadvantaged populations groups across the country. 10 groups have been selected in; Lira, Jinja, Masaka, Fort Portal and Mbarara as well as the 5 divisions of Kampala i.e. Nakawa, Kawempe, Rubaga, Makindye and Central Division.

This program was started in 2007 to ensure the participation of mtn staff to empower local communities.