MTN Uganda staff, partners Enhances digital tools and infrastructure to Ariwa Secondary School in "30 Days of Y'ello Care" Campaign

MTN Uganda, along with its partners, last Friday, marked a significant extension of support to Ariwa Secondary School in Yumbe District, West Nile region, as part of the "30 Days of Y’ello Care" campaign. 

MTN Uganda staff, partners Enhances digital tools and infrastructure to Ariwa Secondary School in
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  • MTN Uganda, along with its partners, marked a significant extension of support to Ariwa Secondary School in Yumbe District, West Nile region, as part of the "30 Days of Y’ello Care" campaign last week.

  • This initiative, an extension of the longstanding "21 Days of Y’ello Care," celebrates MTN Group’s 30th anniversary and underscores the company's commitment to effecting positive change in the communities it serves. 

  • The theme of this year’s campaign, "Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow: Education for Rural and Remote Communities," highlights MTN’s dedication to bridging the educational divide in underprivileged areas, aligning with Uganda Vision 2040 and Sustainable Development Goal 4, which advocate for inclusive and quality education for all.

  • MTN Uganda continues to enhance educational outcomes through initiatives like the MTN Skills Academy and MTN ACE, which develop digital skills crucial for today’s job market.

MTN Uganda, along with its partners, last Friday, marked a significant extension of support to Ariwa Secondary School in Yumbe District, West Nile region, as part of the "30 Days of Y’ello Care" campaign. 

This initiative, an extension of the longstanding "21 Days of Y’ello Care," celebrates MTN Group’s 30th anniversary and underscores the company's commitment to effecting positive change in the communities it serves.

Ariwa Secondary School, which provides education to over 1,000 students, including refugees from neighboring countries and members of the host community, received 20 computers connected to the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) to enable students and teachers’ access educational content aligned with the newly introduced Competence-Based Curriculum. 

These computers are equipped with a fully paid one-year internet subscription to enhance digital learning opportunities. Additionally, digital skills training was conducted through the MTN Internet Bus, equipping students with essential digital competencies.

The initiative also featured technological enhancements with the installation of solar panels to guarantee a reliable power supply for the school's facilities and computers. To further support the well-being of female students, a dedicated facility was constructed, and training on menstrual hygiene was provided to foster a supportive learning environment.

In an effort to promote sustainability and improve the school's surroundings, 100 fruit trees were planted, reflecting MTN Uganda’s commitment to environmental stewardship and community engagement.

Sen Somdev, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Uganda, emphasized the transformative impact of education: "By integrating technology into learning environments, we open up a world of opportunities for students in underserved areas. Our staff are dedicated to supporting and nurturing the potential of every community to achieve a brighter, more sustainable future."

This initiative is particularly timely as the government rolls out the competence-based curriculum. 

The theme of this year’s campaign, "Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow: Education for Rural and Remote Communities," highlights MTN’s dedication to bridging the educational divide in underprivileged areas, aligning with Uganda Vision 2040 and Sustainable Development Goal 4, which advocate for inclusive and quality education for all.

The campaign has already benefited other institutions, including Kansanga Seed Secondary School in Kampala and St. Joseph’s Aid Society in Kyankwanzi District. Upcoming beneficiaries include Ongongoja Secondary School in Katakwi District, Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga Memorial School, and Nekemeya Seed Secondary School in Kalangala District.

Beyond this campaign, MTN Uganda continues to enhance educational outcomes through initiatives like the MTN Skills Academy and MTN ACE, which develop digital skills crucial for today’s job market. 

Additionally, the MTN Changemakers initiative, launched last year, supports individuals, organizations

30 Days of Y’ello Care partners

Organisation

Role

1. Tecno Mobile Uganda 

Set up teacher resource centres in four rural schools

2. Maendeleo Foundation 

Digital and Financial literacy Training

3. Sense International 

Inclusive education

4.American Tower Corporation Uganda

Provide solar power in Katakwi

5. Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS)

Teacher Continuous Professional Development

6. Facesup

Facilitate Art for livelihood

7. National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC)

Provide eLearning platform with new curriculum content for teachers and learners

8. BAmentor

Provide scholastic materials

9. BurnRadio

Youth life skilling and empowerment

10. Casey Foundation Africa

Combating teen pregnancies and early child marriages in rural communities

11. Wazi Vision limited 

Free eye checkups and consultation in rural communities

12. PinkCode

Digital skilling in remote areas and digital human rights in teens to combat internet abuse, bullying and vices

13. Klaire Makeovers

Reading advocate and motivator of dreaming big

14. Malaika Reusable pads and Jars of Clay

Promote retention and learning outcomes

15. MFI Office Solution

Provide printer to school

16.Ministry of ICT and National Guidance (MoICT&NG)

Lead on Digital Transformation Road Map

17. Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES)

Lead on education policy

18. Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development (MoGLSD)

Advocate for Youth and children affairs

19. Centenary Technology Services 

Facilitate digital literacy

20. Centenary Foundation

Provide scholastic materials

21. Financial Markets Consultant

Provide financial literacy

22. Ministry of Kampala and Metropolitan

Policy oversight and delivery of integrated quality urban services 

23. Kampala Capital City Authority

Deliver Quality education Services to the City

24. Gejja Women Foundation

Menstrual Hygiene Training

25.Roofings Group

Provide 500 fruit trees

26. Stanbic Bank

Support with education facilities in Yumbe and Katakwi

27. Rak Engineering

Support towards school infrastructure project 

28. Chrif Enterprises

29. Rontech Group

30. Coolwave

31. Enetworks

32. Pavicon Engineering

Provide scholastic materials

33. MUBS EIIC

Facilitate in career guidance sessions

34 Exquisite Solutions

Fund girls’ scholastic materials

35. 212 Sacco 

Support towards water system in Katakwi

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