Staff volunteers of MTN in Upper East Region trained some 50 youths in self-employable skills including digital solutions, facial make-up, bead-making and other crafts. The volunteer outreach by staff of MTN was part of activities to honor MTN Ghana’s community service commitments in its 2019 Edition of ’21 days of Y’ello Care.’

MTN Ghana’s Territory Sales Controller for Upper East Mr. Richard Asamane explained that the annual outreach fulfils MTN Ghana’s mandate to contribute positively towards the development of communities. Mr. Asamane said MTN was training 500 youths nationwide in self-employable skills.

In addition to the skills training provided, MTN Ghana campaigned against alcohol abuse and the the employable skill training organized for these youth, MTN also embarked on a campaign against youth who are engaged alcohol and substance abuse among young people.

Founder of Life Out of Alcohol and Drugs (LOAD GHANA) Mr. Roger Abaa called for continuous public education on the effects of abuse of alcohol and elicit drugs. He noted that the lack of education on the dangers of alcohol and substance abuse contributes largely to the rate of addiction among the youth.

Upper East Regional Director of Red Cross International Mr. Paul Wooma appealed to MTN Ghana to consider extending the Y’ello Care outreach to rural communities to spread its positive impact on rural communities too.

Credits: MTN Ghana | – Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen