Lonestar Cell MTN Empowers Liberian Youth

first_imgUche Ofodile, Lone Star Cell/MTN CEOLonestar Cell MTN has, over the last 3 weeks (June 1 – 21), celebrated its annual employee volunteerism campaign – 21 Days of Y’ello Care. This year’s campaign included workshops and a career fair geared towards providing young people with key skills necessary for entry into the work place, as well as highlighting the impact ICT has on the future of work for young people.In partnership with the Monrovia Consolidated School System (MCSS) and the Booker Washington Institute (BWI), the company hosted two workshops – “Employment Readiness” and “Preparing for an ICT Future” targeting young people in Monrovia and Kakata.A total of 200 students learned how to search for the right job to match their skill level; update their CVs and write winning cover letters.In addition, students were given tips on how to bring forth their best during interviews – including the right dress code, mannerisms and general questions to ask.Students were also guided on developing careers in ICT – what to expect, what qualifications are needed and the importance of ICT in the telecommunications industry.On June 21st the campaign climaxed with the MTN Y’ello Career Fair, which aimed to highlight and provide insight into what the world of work and employment will look like in a digital future.The Career Fair was a first of its kind across the MTN Group of companies, with all 23 Operating Companies (OPCOs) hosting one each in their respective environments, making the MTN Career Fair the largest ever.The event, held at the University of Liberia Fendell Campus, gave 150 students, across all disciplines, an opportunity to hear how Bridge International Academies is making waves in the Education sector with their innovative approach to education.The guest speaker – Hon Maria Nagbe-Harrison, Liberia Telecommunications Authority (LTA) – reminded the audience that technology changes daily and encouraged them to be flexible and adaptable as they prepare for the future.Laureine Guilao, Deputy CEO & Head of Corporate Affairs, said, “21 Days of Y’ello Care is our way giving back. This year was particularly exciting because we focused on the empowerment of young people in the markets we serve.Young people are our future and as the world becomes more digitalised we are committed to ensuring that we play our part in providing the necessary tools to prepare young people for a competitive digital future.”The Y’ello Career Day ended a successful three weeks of staff volunteerism in Monrovia and Kakata, with a mission to bridge the digital divide and upskill the future workforce, future employers and leaders in the regions where Lonestar Cell MTN has a presence.About Lonestar Cell MTN’s Y’ello Care programWith a focus on youth empowerment, Lonestar Cell MTN’s Y’ello Care program and the company’s other CSI initiatives aim to use technology to ensure that young people are afforded the opportunity to obtain the necessary skills, education and support to fully benefit from the opportunities that may exist in the sector but that are often out of their reach due to lack of access to information.For three weeks (from 1 to 21 June 2018), Lonestar Cell MTN Y’ello Care project team partnered with academics, local government and industry leaders to provide insights and tools young people will need to forge their paths into a BRIGHTER future.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Winger scores again to help Spurs record another win against Serie A opposition

first_imgChristian Eriksen and Son Heung-min were given 30 minutes by manager Mauricio Pochettino, while development squad players Luke Amos, George Marsh and Anthony Georgiou started alongside academy product Oliver Skipp.The Premier League side are undefeated in 90 minutes in pre-season, having beaten Roma 4-1 and then drawing 2-2 with Barcelona, but going on to lose 5-3 on penalties, in the International Champions Cup. 1 gameday cracker ALTERED smart causal Another goal from Georges-Kevin N’Koudou helped Tottenham beat Milan in their pre-season friendly in Minneapolis.The winger got his second goal in as many games as Spurs won 1-0. Milan’s starting line-up punished Today’s starting XI. 👊 #SpursInUSA #ICC2018 pic.twitter.com/lqSlCgLkm8— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 1, 2018After a quiet first half at the US Bank Stadium, the 23-year-old broke the deadlock on 47 minutes when he fired past Gianluigi Donnarumma, who had replaced Pepe Reina in goal at half-time.The Frenchman drove into the Milan box and shot, with the Italian keeper only able to get a fingertip to it. Tottenham issue immediate ban to supporter who threw cup at Kepa Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card REVEALED gameday center_img Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January no dice Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade REVEALED Tottenham news targets Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures possible standings Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener last_img read more