MTN Foundation will in the coming weeks launch one of its innovative and people-centered projects to empower the youth economically in the Suhum and Nsawam communities, all in the Eastern Region. This will be the first, of such an intervention to be piloted by the communication giant, under the Economic Empowerment module of its Corporate Social Responsibility.
Corporate Service Executive for MTN Ghana, Sam Korankye in a presentation during an editors’ forum for their Southern Business District, disclosed that the project will provide branded MTN kiosks and repair kits to a hundred beneficiaries in the target communities. He added that a section of these beneficiaries will be persons with disabilities.
Mr. Korankye indicated that beneficiaries will be taken through some training in mobile phone repairs so they could be better positioned to render excellent services for their customers.
“This is the first time we’re doing this… and we have a vendor who is going to train them. Some of the kiosks are almost ready and it will be rolled out in the last quarter,” he said.
He noted that the successes of the pilot will inform decisions for replication in other communities in the country.
“This is the first pilot that we’re doing so once we have this up and running, we will do an assessment and the foundation board will take a decision on its rollout to other areas.”
MTN Foundation has made in total, an investment of US$15 million in 150 projects in Ghana. These investments cover areas of education, healthcare, and economic empowerment.