Telecoms giant MTN Ghana in collaboration with Npontu Technologies has taken another judicious move by organizing an Information Communication Technology ICT training for pupils and teachers of the Dansoman “A” cluster of schools in Accra.
The training which formed part of the company’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care Campaign attracted over 450 pupils from 14 basic schools at Ablekuma West, in Accra.
The event was aimed at t equipping basic school students with the relevant IT skills to help improve their digital literacy.
The Acting Chief Corporate Service Officer of MTN, Nana Kofi Asare, explained that 21 Days of Y’ello Care, is an annual employee volunteerism programme which runs from 1 to 21 June across the company’s footprint.
The programme, instituted by the MTN Group, is to encourage employees of the company to show commitment to the company’s social investment drive.
“So we’re here today to spend some time with the students and teach them basic ICT skills to help them enhance their digital literacy as well as their studies,” he explained.
He said, as part of the Campaign the staff volunteers of MTN also visited various markets to interact with traders to help them enhance their knowledge to become better at what they do.
During the exercise, MTN staff offered financial literacy and book-keeping training to help traders increase their profits.
The Municipal Chief Executive of Ablekuma West, George Cyril Bray who graced the occasion applauded MTN for its unflinching and continuous support to society and urged other organizations to emulate such gesture.
He also advised the pupils and teachers to make judicious use of the training they have in order to help improve their digital literacy.
The Chief Executive Officer of Npontu Technologies Dr. Stephane Nwolley Jnr underscored the importance of digitization since there are free Apps that are basically designed to help enhance teaching and learning; hence there is the need to expose these young ones to these tools.
He, therefore, advised teachers to leverage technology to enhance teaching and learning outcomes.
The Headmistress of the Dansoman “4” Basic school, Ophelia Sakaa Gyamerah in elation expressed her profound gratitude to the MTN and asked that the gesture is done more often.
This year’s event was under the theme “empowering communities to Drive Economic Recovery” and aims to inspire MTNers to heed the call to upgrade the digital skills of local communities in order to drive economic activities and participation by focusing on digital job creation
This is linked to MTN’s strategic priority to build digital skills for digital jobs aligned to the company’s ambition 2025 strategy.
Source: Isaac Kofi Dzokpo/newsghana.com.gh