MTN ends 21 days of ‘Yello care’
In 2011, MTN Rwanda spent Frw100 million on the corporate social responsibly. This was announced by CEO Khaled Mikkawi at the closing ceremony of MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care, at Gasheke Primary School in Ruhango.
The 21 Days are an annual CSR program that was launched in 2006 by MTN group and is carried out in 21 days in 21 countries. During these 21 days MTN staff get involved in social projects.
“Last year we aided Imbuto Foundation, sponsored the Peace Cup, provided building materials to eradicate Nyakatsi and we supported school ICT projects with more than 250 computers in seven schools across the country” Mikkawi said.
He also sai that MTN Rwanda spent Frw 23 million on this year’s MTN’s 21 Days of Y’ello Care that was carried out under the theme ‘Investing in Education for All.’
Gasheke Primary School, which was built in 1942 by missionaries and now has dilapidated structures, was one of the beneficiaries.
“We have been involved in numerous activities aimed at raising funds to pay for the needs of vulnerable kids enrolled under the 9-year basic education program,” Mikkawi said.
In this regard, the company is raising Frw 60 million for the same initiative.