Liberia’s leading mobile telecommunication giant LoneStar Cell MTN (LCCMTN), in partnership with the Booker Washington Institute (BWI) on Friday, 1 June began a 12 Days of Y’ello Care with the official launch at BWI Auditorium in Kakata, Margibi County.
Addressing the audience at the start of the launch, LoneStar Cell MTN’s new CEO Mrs. Uche Ofodile said the 21 days of y’ello care campaign is an annual employees volunteerism platform.
She says it was inaugurated in June 2007 by the MTN group for staff in all 22 African countries to dedicate their resources and time between 1 and 21 June toward supporting education initiatives in their local communities where their subscribers are.
Madam Ofodile says the 21 days of y’ello care is to give back to the communities where they work as a company. She says in the past, the company worked on projects that have huge impact on thousands of individuals in many communities.
This year, she says they thought to focus on youth empowerment and they are looking to empower young people as part of the 21 days of y’ello care.
According to her, one of the things they are going to do is to host two workshops to make sure that youth are ready to start working.
She reveals that the purpose of the workshops is to educate and provide the opportunity to make sure that the young people are aware of what the future can be especially in the area of ICT and digital technology.
In response, BWI Principal Atty Harris Fomba Tarnue expressed delight over the partnership with the company and promised his school and students’ readiness to work with the company to educate others in the country.
He thanked the LCC Family for leaving Monrovia and choosing BWI to host this year’s program and to form a partnership. He says the work that they do as a training institution is critical to nation building, and they always answer questions about the impact of their work, especially as to how how many of their graduates can find jobs, go to college and even start their own business.
According to Atty. Tarnue, BWI’s vision is to become a model center in this country, and it wants to be a center of excellence. LCC through its 21 days of y’ello care has managed to impact so many schools across the country, including the setting up of Computer Lab, Library, donating school materials, teaching and the refurbishment of various high schools in Montserrado, among others.
By Lewis S. Teh–Edited by Winston W. Parley