MTN Uganda’s 21 Days of Yello Care (21 DOYC) campaign has been praised by Dorothy Kisaka, Executive Director of the Kampala Capital City Authority-KCCA, for reaching out to the worst-affected areas across Kampala and the rest of the country. (MTN’s 21 Days of Yello Care Campaign is endorsed by the KCCA Executive Director)
MTN assisted a group of HIV-positive widows and women known as the Glorious Widows of Makindye during today’s 21DOYC event in Makindye division.
“Thank you so much for your help. MTN excels at what it does. I hope you will continue to collaborate with us on new initiatives. “Thank you for reaching out to the city’s numerous underserved populations and for the cleaning sessions; we are now a smart and clean city,” Kisaka added.
MTN Uganda gave digital tailoring accessories, public health supplies, and household necessities to Makindye’s magnificent widows’ organization in addition to digital skills training.
A team of MTN employees has also aided the Tweyombeke disabled group in Fort Portal, whose chicken farming business was devastated by the Covid-19 outbreak.
MTN contributed a maize mill, vet poultry drug supplies, chicken feeds, and feeders, in addition to providing them with digital skills, to help the group’s economic endeavors, putting them on the road to recovery.
MTN Uganda’s Chief Finance Officer, Andrew Bugembe, stated that MTN is giving the required equipment and funds to these community-based groups so that they can grow their enterprises while also regaining financial and economic stability as a group and as a community.
The widows and women living with HIV, according to Justine Nanteza, Chairperson of the Glorious Widows organization in Makindye, have had a nightmare surviving the nationwide pandemic.
She expressed gratitude to MTN employees for not only bringing the machines but also instructing them on how to operate them.
“Thanks to MTN’s generosity, we’ve switched to digital tailoring and will now be able to put out work,” Nanteza added.
The ongoing 21 days of Y’ello Care project, with the theme “Empowering Communities to Drive Economic Recovery,” aims to support at least 10 vulnerable groups, including women, youths, and disadvantaged populations, whose livelihoods were severely impacted during the Covid-19 pandemic, which lasted two years.
Eight of the groups have received help so far, with two more to be reached next week. According to Brian Mbassa, Senior Manager at MTN Foundation, throughout the 21 days of Y’ello Care, at least 400 people were trained in the four central divisions visited by MTN Corporate Social Responsibility Staff.
“We feel that the digital realm is critical for all people, and that everyone deserves to benefit from the modern connected world,” Mbasa added.
MTN is dedicated to generating economic value by contributing to society through its digital skills training programs. Reduced digital skills gaps, according to the company, will assist solve digital and social inequities while also assuring the long-term viability of businesses. (MTN’s 21 Days of Yello Care Campaign is endorsed by the KCCA Executive Director – celebrity jazz ug )