MTN Ghana has engaged about 450 basic school children from 14 selected schools in basic ICT skills training within the Ablekuma West Constituency in relation to the giant telecommunication’s Y’ello Care Day finale.
The Y’ello Care Day instituted under the MTN Ghana Foundation is a 21-day period realized by the staff in which they move out of their offices into the various communities to impact the lives of the people.
This year’s event was based on training and equipping the communities with technology and basic Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills training.
The event covered areas such as Koforidua, Kumasi, Cape Coast, Takoradi, Makola Market and Accra Technical University.
Nana Kofi Asare, Acting Chief, Corporate Service Officer at MTN Ghana, said the training is not only based at the school level but was extended to some market centers as well.
“The exercise to the markets is to train and help them with their basic ICT skills to enable them keep their financial records properly and easily. It is also to enable them to be able to keep records online too,” he said.
He further stated that the focus on technology for this year’s “Y’ello Care Day” is as a result of how the world is advancing technologically, and as part of the company’s vision 2025, the company is heading to becoming a ‘Techno’.
“As a company who shares inspirational values, the only way for us to win is to help others win as well. There is no point when the company is digitized and the country is not digitized, this is infused with the government’s goal of digitization,” he added.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Ablekuma West Constituency, Mr. George Cyril Blay, thanked MTN Ghana for the training opportunity extended to the schools in his Municipality.
“The world is now digitized, therefore, there is a need to equip and adapt to the new change,” he reiterated.
He advised that the teachers should continue imparting the technology knowledge to the students and urged the students to continue learning and practicing whatever is being taught so they can have broad knowledge of what is happening digitally in the global space.
A symbolic gesture was made to the school by MTN Ghana whereby they donated one HP Laptop and three mobile phones to the school and the municipality.
Madam Ophelia Saka Gyamerah, the head teacher of Dansoman ‘4’ Basic School, extended her heartfelt appreciation to the team from MTN for their kind gesture and for coming to impart and share their knowledge to the students.
Miss Joana Nkansah, a pupil from the Dansoman Community School, expressed her appreciation to MTN Ghana for coming to train them. “ICT can help us in many ways and I want to thank MTN for coming to our school to teach us how to use the internet to widen our scope of studies,” she said.