Accra - June 26th 2012, MTN Ghana, the leading telecommunications company in Ghana officially closed its annual 21 days of Y’ello Care at a colorful ceremony held at Labone Senior High School last Thursday.
MTN Staff Volunteers engaged Business Students of Labone SHS in a forum where they shared insights on the benefits of savings and investments. Students at the forum were encouraged to adopt the principle of savings and investments early to guard their future. Taxation and how the tax system works in Ghana was also discussed.
Participants expressed their appreciation to MTN for making practical some of the theories they are currently learning in school.
Earlier in the week, MTN staff Volunteers engaged a number of institutions including the GIMPA business school. The General Manager for MTN Business Mr. Eric Nsarkoh, led discussion on “how Small-Scale and Medium-Scale Enterprises (SMEs) can be transformed in a technological Era”
Another session was also organized for Educational Accountants in Accra on how they could adopt the Mobile Money bill payment system to facilitate the payment of school fees by students in their various institutions.
Female managers at MTN also hosted a number of female students from selected Senior High Schools and tertiary institutions at a career fair held at its headquarters at Ridge in Accra. Depending on their areas of interest, these young female students were assigned to mentors where they had the opportunity to work with them for a day. The program was under the theme: “Girl Child Initiative & Career Fair”.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mr. Richard Acheampong, General Manager Marketing Services said, “I am happy that through 21 Days of Y’ello Care MTN Ghana has engaged with a great number of stakeholders on various topics”
“For us at MTN, education is key to the development of this country that is why we have committed our resources to transfer skills, share knowledge and build capacity among various stakeholder groups across the country” he added.
Mr. Acheampong also used the occasion to appreciate various stakeholders who supported Y’ello Care activities with their time and resources. He urged all MTN staff to continue in their efforts to impact their communities with the knowledge they have acquired through education to support the development of the country.
The 21 Days of Y’ello Care is an annual community enhancement programme which enables MTN staff across all 22 operating countries to set aside 21 days in the month of June from (1st – 21st) to volunteer and undertake community upliftment projects in the communities in which it operates.
The Global theme for this year is “Investing in Education”, and the sub theme for Ghana is “Education – A Tool for Development”.