MTN Ghana is embarking on a corporate social responsibility programme which seeks to train about 300 youth in the Central and Western Regions with employable skills so they can get jobs for themselves.
MTN is giving these youth entrepreneurial training via its “21 Days of Y’ello Care”.
The programme will affect about 300 people in the Central Region who are unemployed. They are going to be trained with skills in hair-dressing, make-up arts, beads making, and construction works.
MTN also wants to train these people in other important fields like customer care services, digital marketing, financial management, as well as information, and technology fields.
This is an annual programme set up by the company to undertake activities that would empower the youth to make positive impacts in their communities.
The annual programme which is dubbed, “Creating a Brighter Future for the Youth”, has already started, and it is expected to end on Friday, June 21.
MTN’s Human Resource Manager for Central and Western Regions, Mrs Regina Arkaifie, says MTN is willing to empower the human resource base of the country to contribute meaningfully to national development. She also said the Cape Coast and Takoradi Technical Universities will take over the training.
Mavis Haizel-Cobbina, the head teacher of Egyaa M/A basic school in the Mfantseman Municipality where the sensitisation went on, was also present. The head teacher thanked MTN for their intervention and support.
She then called on other corporate organisations to step in the footsteps of MTN Ghana and help teaching and learning in the country.
The chief of the area, Nana Otsiwa Kuma VI, cautioned the youth of bad habits and bad friends which is an easy road to derailing them of their future prospects.
The “Creating a Brighter Future for the Youth” programme, started on June 1. MTN is running it for 21 days so it’s ending on Friday, June 21.