Y’ello Care 2017: MTN Ghana Moves to Deepen Reading Culture in Schools

Joseph Dogbe, an official of MTN Ghana taking the school children through science topics

Joseph Dogbe, an official of MTN Ghana taking the school children through science topics

Accra, June 15, 2017//- MTN Ghana has commenced a laudable educational initiative known as ‘Read Clinic’ aims at deepening the culture of reading and writing in some selected basic schools in the country.

The initiative which forms part of this year’s MTN 21 Days of Y’ello Care is being spearheaded by staff of the company.  It is expected to benefit six schools including Kwashieman Basic 1 and 2 Primary, Anglican A and B Primary, St Luke KG and Primary, Prince of Peace Primary and the MarCathy Primary.

Volunteer staff  of MTN  Ghana donated over 2000 books comprising reading books, novels, Science and Mathematics Books and pencils to school children of the Kwashieman Primary Schools, where the initiative kick-started.

Senior Manager In Charge of Business Risk Management at MTN Ghana, Joseph Dogbe, told journalists that MTN this year is focusing on the importance of reading hence the donation of the books to the schools.” As you can see our staff are also engaging the pupils in reading some of these books just to show them the importance of reading,” he said.

Mr Dogbe was confident that the reading clinic initiative would be sustained after the company’s 21-day long staff volunteerism programme.

To this end, he said MTN Ghana would organise capacity training sessions for teachers in selected special schools as part of the reading clinic initiative.

“MTN is always committed to ensuring that its projects especially Community and Social Responsibility Initiatives are sustained into the future and that all efforts are made to ensure that the initiative is sustained to the benefit of school children”, Mr Dogbe stressed.

According to him,  investing in education is a top priority of  MTN Ghana and that MTN volunteers are all out to give the best to school children, stuff school libraries with educational materials to give meaning to MTN’s vision of investing in education.

He continued MTN volunteers would undertake various activities so as to promote education and encourage the use of technology during the 21days of Y’ello Care.

Speaking to the Head Teacher of Kwashieman 1 Primary School, Michael Korletey, thanked MTN Ghana for bringing the reading clinic to his school.

He added: “…But we are asking for more. We know what MTN has done will go a long way to help, but we are calling on other like-minded organizations and business entities to support”.

The books donated will augment the already existing materials they are having and help the schools to equip their libraries to boost teaching and learning, Mr Korletey stressed.

Recently,  MTN Ghana pulled down the dilapidated wooden school structure of the Street Academy School at the National Arts Centre to build a befitting classroom block for the school as part of the MTN 21 days of Y’ello Care campaign.

It is a 21-day long staff volunteerism programme in which employees across MTN’s operations across the world are encouraged to take time off to physically get involved in activities that will uplift the communities they operate in.

It also offers MTN staff the opportunity to brighten lives through their volunteer work.



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