Lone Star Cell MTN, Liberia’s leading GSM Company has dedicated a new computer laboratory at the Oscar and Viola Stewart Mission School for the deaf and dumb located in Kebbah, Barnesville outside Monrovia. Lonestar Cell MTN Chief Executive Officer Mr. Babatunde Osho speaking at the dedicatory ceremony Wednesday, 22 June highlighted the relevance of the computer laboratory to the school.
Mr. Osho said the company had targeted several schools in its 21 days of “Y’ello Care” celebration to become beneficiaries of services being provided to the public. He said the celebration is an outreach activity under the company’s social responsibility program to impact lives of customers in selected communities for 21 days in 32 countries in Africa where MTN operates.
The 21 days of Y’ ello Care was held under the theme, “Investing in Education for All.” Among schools that benefited from the exercise include the John P. Mitchell High School at Marshall Junction along the Roberts Field Highway, Marvii Sonii Elementary & Junior High School in Clara Town, Monrovia; Rebecca J. Wilson Elementary School in Old Road, Anna F. Whisnant Elementary School in PHP Community, Slipway Elementary School in Monrovia, and the Oscar Stewart Mission School in Kebbah, Barnesville.
CEO Osho said as a business entity existing in Liberia, Lonestar Cell MTN is under obligation to give back to its customers. He emphasized that education is important to the survival of any individual or nation, so they chose to reach out to schools to provide services, including teaching, cleaning up and providing facilities that may be lacking in any of the selected institutions.
Mr. Osho indicated that contemporary learning requires acquaintance with the internet as devices with the World Wide Web are found almost everywhere, so students should be taught how to explore the internet, something which he says prompted his entity to dedicate the computer laboratory to the school.
He assured that during the 21 days of activities in schools and on campuses, impacts of Lonestar Cell will be felt and beneficiaries will not regret ever choosing the company. The Founder of the African Christian Fellowship International School System or ACFI Rev. Dr. T. Edward Kofi said, “I stand with mixed feelings about what is taking place here. This is a milestone in the history of this school, but all these happen with God’s divine favor, and blessing, because if God was not on our side Lonestar Cell MTN wouldn’t have responded to our plight”.
Dr. Kofi said a friend in need, is a friend indeed, adding Lonestar Cell MTN has been the first in 30 years to come and render help to his institution. “This is the first computer laboratory we have gotten since the establishment of this institution, and we want to express our thanks and appreciation to the Lonestar Cell family for undertaking this huge initiative on behalf of the students.”
By Lewis S. Teh-Editing by Jonathan Browne