MTN Uganda has launched its staff volunteerism campaign dubbed 21 Days of Y’ello care themed “Empowering Communities to Drive Economic Recovery” aimed at upskill local communities to sustainable economic activity and job creation.
The MTN Uganda is dedicated to, financial resources, and skills, with the communities in a bid to uplift them socially-economically, especially now, following the drastic effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
“Focusing on empowering communities to drive economic recovery after Covid-19 through training, up skilling, and knowledge sharing will create lasting and sustainable change in our communities,” The CEO MTN Uganda Vanhelleputte said.
The MTN team also engaged in community cleaning sessions before handing over assorted items to support the groups in their economic activities.
Vanhelleputte also noted that MTN will continue to partner with other stake holders in boosting community productivity countrywide.
The Kamwokya Women’s Tailoring group received a recovery package comprising of tailoring equipment and cash donation of 8 million for boosting their business
“Our group was badly affected during the pandemic. We are happy that MTN has reached out to support us. We have learnt how to manage our business better and how to market our products on social media. We shall use the money to buy tailoring equipment to boost our business,” Lillian Cheptoek, the Kamwokya women’s team leader said.