by AKANI CHAUKE
JOHANNESBURG – MTN Sudan has been named the mobile network operator’s winner of this year’s Y’ello Care employee volunteerism programme.
The programme, which ran for 21 days in June, saw over 9 000 employees across the company’s footprint dedicating their time and efforts to uplifting local communities.
Over 256 000 people across the company’s operations benefited from the initiative.
MTN Sudan employees partnered with a number of institutions to provide laptops, electronic boards, data, and training in ICT skills.
Throughout the programme, approximately 99 educational institutions were positively impacted across the MTN footprint. Furthermore, close to 7500 students were given career guidance through a new addition to the programme dubbed Y’ello Career Day.
The entity claimed the coveted Group President and CEO prize of US$ 100 000.
Malik Melamu, MTN Sudan CEO, congratulated the company’s employees.
“Every year I see them coordinate their efforts all in the name of doing good in our communities, it is great that their efforts are recognised,” Melamu said.
MTN Group awards prizes to the top four performing operations in its volunteerism programme.
MTN Afghanistan received the Vice President Award for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.
The Vice President Award for the Southern, East Africa and Ghana (SEAGHA) region went to MTN Uganda.
MTN Benin received the Vice President Award for the West and Central Africa (WECA) region.
Recipients of the Vice President regional awards each receive US $30 000.
Miranda Davids, MTN Group Manager for Government Relations and Corporate Social Investment (CSI), praised employees for dedicating their efforts to social good.
“I am excited about the future of the programme as this year we have re-oriented our CSI strategy to focus on youth empowerment,” she said.
– CAJ News