MTN exceeds commitment to support  St. Joseph’s Aid Society in '30 Days of Y’ello Care'

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MTN exceeds commitment to support  St. Joseph’s Aid Society in '30 Days of Y’ello Care'
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MTN Mobile Money (U) Ltd staff, under the '30 Days of Y’ello Care' campaign in commemoration of MTN Group’s 30th anniversary, have today exceeded their initial commitments at St. Joseph’s Aid Society, with the prevision of 20 computers equipped with a year-long paid internet subscription.

The computers will be linked to the National Curriculum Development Centre platform, enabling

students and teachers to access study materials for the competence-based curriculum for lower

secondary education.

St. Joseph’s Aid Society is a community-based organization dedicated to the welfare of vulnerable

students in Kyankwanzi District.

The company’s staff also actively participated in the construction of new sanitation facilities, planted 100 fruit trees and revitalized the school's vegetable garden.

These initiatives enrich students' learning experiences with practical agricultural skills and promote sustainability and good nutrition.

This year’s campaign, commemorating MTN Group’s 30th anniversary with the theme “Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow: Education for Rural and Remote Communities,” is focused on leveraging technology to enhance educational access and quality.

Richard Yego, Managing Director at MTN Mobile Money (U) Ltd, emphasized the strategic focus on enhancing educational facilities in underserved areas.

“Our commitment extends beyond mere provision; it is about enabling a modern, connected life

through education. This initiative helps to diminish the technological gaps that often hinder rural and remote education,” he said.

Yego said the ongoing initiatives align with MTN MoMo’s support for Uganda Vision 2040 and

Sustainable Development Goal 4, which advocate for inclusive and quality education.

This development comes barely a month since the company contributed 80 school beds and

mattresses under the MTN Changemakers Initiative, marking the beginning of increased support,

following students' requests for improved sanitation facilities.

“Responding to the community needs with immediacy and impact is part of our core ethos at MTN

MoMo. We are determined to provide facilities that ensure a safe, dignified, and conducive learning

environment,” Yego added.

Taddeo Sekamanya, the head teacher at St. Joseph’s Aid Society in Kigando, commended MTN for

their contribution towards enhancing the welfare of the institution’s students.

“We pledge to utilize the provided resources to improve the quality of education for our students,”

he stated.

Christine Bukenya Ssendawula, the Woman Member of Parliament for Kyankwanzi District and the

event's chief guest, expressed gratitude to MTN Uganda for their support.

“The computers and other educational materials supplied to the school will not only create a

conducive learning environment but also equip students with essential skills for the digital era,” she said.

The 21 Days of Y'ello Care, now in its 17th year, continues to reflect MTN's commitment to community engagement, with MTN staff dedicating time and skills to address vital community needs including education and health.

The program has significantly contributed to societal welfare across Africa since its inception in 2007.

In addition to educational initiatives, the MTN Foundation has also engaged in several youth

empowerment programs such as the MTN Skills Academy and the MTN Ace program, designed to

enhance digital skills and foster employability and entrepreneurship among Ugandan youth.

This year’s '30 Days of Y’ello Care' campaign reaffirms MTN Uganda’s position as a forward-thinking corporate leader dedicated to fostering societal growth and development through strategic

community-focused initiatives.

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