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Lonestar/MTN Sets for 2013 Days of Volunteerism

Lonestar Cell MTN says all is set for this year 21-days of volunteerism, a period during which time employees of the premium GSM company volunteer their services outside of corporate function to services to the public. This year’s program is planned for a start on June 1-21 with the theme: Invest in tomorrow, today.

Lonestar Cell MTN volunteers will support early childhood development by renovating school facilities and grounds, reading with young learners, and hosting teacher appreciation and parent/guardian motivation days.

In collaboration with the Ministry of Education, Save the Children, ChildFund, Philadelphia Church School and Children Assistance Program, as the company looks forward to a rewarding, and busy, June.

With over ten years’ experience providing world-class telecommunications services and over 1 million subscribers, Lonestar Cell MTN says it is committed to quality, cost-effective and solution oriented voice, data and mobile money services throughout the nation.

This commitment has a strong corporate social responsibility and investment (CSRI) component that incorporates activities directed at advancing the telecoms industry, inspiring information and communications technology (ICT) related entrepreneurship, and supporting ‘everyday Liberians’ in gaining access to health and education resources necessary for positively impacting their lives, and livelihoods, the company said in a statement Tuesday.

In 2007, Lonestar Cell MTN implemented its first “21 Days of Y’ello Care”,an annual employee volunteerism program at the heart of the company’s CSRI commitment.

The program takes place over 21 days, with an average of 200 employees participating each year as agents of social change, giving back to communities across the nation. 2012 focused on access to education, with support directed to raising awareness about children’s rights and Liberia’s new child law, and providing opportunities for computer, internet and social media learning, especially for girls, women, and small enterprise owners.

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According to CEO Tebogo Mogapi, “21 Days of Y’ello Care is central to who we are and is a major undertaking across all MTN countries. Here in Liberia, we are especially pleased to continue the emphasis on education– encouraging the love of learning from an early age, and helping to build a community of support for young learners.”

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