The opening ceremony of Y’ello Care – our staff volunteer programme, was held yesterday at our head office, MTN Plaza, Falomo, Ikoyi.
This year’s programme, themed “Empowering Communities to Drive Economic Recovery”, aims to provide local communities with digital skills training and development, boosting economic activity and involvement.
It supports the delivery of our Ambition 2025 strategy and the strategic priority to ‘create shared value’ by fostering digital skills for job creation in Nigeria.
Speaking at the event, MTN Foundation Foundation Executive Secretary Odunayo Sanya, in her opening speech, said, “We understand the transformative power of digital innovation and are constantly on the lookout to connect people with opportunities. Our focus with Y’ello Care initiatives this year is to drive more of such connections to create sustainable change.
We aim to get more MTNers on the streets to help pave the road for new opportunities under this strategic direction,” she concluded.
Encouraging MTNers to participate in this year’s campaign, Chief Corporate Services Officer, MTN Nigeria, Tobechukwu Okigbo, representing the CEO, Karl Toriola, asked employees to “Commit to doing the right thing for communities, focusing on impact, to support this year’s theme.”
Highlights from the event included a female staff member playing the drums with such skill. Our Huawei partners also participated in a karaoke session featuring popular Nigerian hits.
MUSON School of Music 2022 graduates were present to serenade the audience with good music.
Since its inception in 2007, MTN employees have participated in charitable activities for the welfare of their communities. Some projects executed under Y’ello Care include e-Library set-up in secondary schools, ICT and business skills programmes, and career development training for youth across Nigeria.
See the gallery for pictures from the ceremony.