MTN Ghana Takes 21 Day Y’elo Care to Accra Technical University  

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Accra, Ghana//-Staff volunteers of MTN Ghana today took their 21 Day Y’elo Care challenge to Accra Technical University (ATU) and empowered the students with digital skills, job search and CV writing skills and other youth centred initiatives which are critical for their development.

This year’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care focuses on youth/graduate unemployment, financial inclusion, and digital skills training are being organised across the country, Senior Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact at MTN Ghana, Robert Kuzoe explains.

Y’ello Care

The Youth Upskill Programme according to him, would bring on board private recruitment agencies, business partners as well as other stakeholders to host CV clinics for job seekers, graduates, and undergraduates.

Touching on the theme and focus for this year’s Y’ello Care– ‘Empowering communities to drive economic recovery and job creation’, Mr Kuzoe   says: Having experienced the devastating effects of COVID 19, we have been charged with the mandate to explore innovative ways to help our communities with the recovery process”.

To this end, he says the Y’ello Market Gig seeks to promote financial inclusion by providing financial literacy and digital skills training for traders to equip them with basic record keeping skills.

Participants would be trained with basic mobile applications on budgeting, revenue, and expense tracking, among others.

Digital Skills Caravan will aim at providing learners and teachers in Basic Schools with relevant IT/Digital skills using mobile phones and computers in a bid to improve quality education and make learning more interactive and effective. Digital equipment such as computers, phones, solar charges, and lamps will also be presented.

“For our Global Y’ello Care Day scheduled for 21st June, we will organize an entrepreneurial leadership training session for Student leaders in public tertiary institutions across the country.

We intend to change the language of young leaders to help them affect their peers in the direction of finding their bearings in the entrepreneurial world, as well as embed the right behaviours in the leaders of tomorrow’s businesses”

 It is our hope that this event will support and help the youth to explore the opportunities in the virtual world of work which will sustain their livelihoods”, Mr Kuzoe adds.

Mr Kuzoe urges all MTNers to participate as they have always done because the experience will be fulfilling, inspiring and transformational.

“Through Yello care we hope to create a global chain of inspiration to many people.  By our actions we can change the world in our own unique way and drive Positive Growth for our communities, country, and Africa as a whole”.

Ghana CARES programme

The Chief Executive Officer of National Entrepreneurship & Innovation Programme (NEIP), Kofi Ofosu Nkansah says Ghana COVID-19 Alleviation and Revitalization of Enterprises Support (CARES) programme which is a GH¢100 billion post-COVID-19 programme initiated by government to stabilise, revitalize and transform Ghana’s economy is on course.

  The programme also seeks to create jobs and prosperity for Ghanaians over a three-year period is sequenced in two phases namely, the stabilization phase and the medium-term revitalisation phase.

Out of the GH¢100 billion, the government will provide GH¢30 billion, while the private sector and the GIPC will provide the other GH¢70 billion.

The programme he believes would help transform the economy from import dependent economy to export dependent one.

MTN Y’ello care

Instructively, the 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 this volunteer work.

  African Eye Report