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

College notes: Pepperdine golfers think title

first_img Pepperdine already has been ranked No. 1 for a spell this season, and coach Laurie Gibbs, in her 13th year in charge, has a deep, talented group that figures to contend with the likes of defending champion Duke and preseason No. 1 UCLA for the NCAA hardware. “We were right there – we know how difficult it is to win a national championship,” said Gibbs, whose teams finished second in 2003 and fourth after leading following the second round last spring. “I call it the ‘X factor.’ You can have everyone playing great, and things don’t go your way.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Things have gone the Waves’ way this fall, with triumphs last month at the Dick McGuire Invitational in Albuquerque, N.M., and last week at the Edean Ihlanfeldt Invitational in Sammamish, Wash. Junior Eileen Vargas was medalist at the McGuire, and three golfers finished among the top five last week. Vargas, ranked sixth in the country by Golfweek, was an honorable mention All-American last year, and she qualified for the U.S. Women’s Open and won the Los Angeles City Women’s Championship last summer. Two-time All-American Carolina Llano, like Vargas a Colombian, tied for second at the McGuire and is ranked ninth. Australian Leanne Bowditch, ranked 48th, used a superb short game for a third-place finish at the Ihlanfeldt. The Waves will take on the nation’s other top programs – Duke and UCLA included – at the Stanford Intercollegiate this weekend. Also: Slovakian Olympian Juraj Zatovic scored four goals to lead USC’s past host Cal 9-8 in the final of the NorCal Open, one of two big events on the college men’s water polo calendar. The Trojans (13-1) also won the SoCal tournament, the other regular-season highlight. … Pepperdine held top-ranked Portland to a 1-1 tie in women’s soccer, with Chatsworth High product Lindsey Redlin scoring her team-best eighth goal for Pepperdine. … UCLA’s Ashley Caldwell finished eighth at the Pre-National Invitational cross country meet in Terre Haute, Ind., a preliminary to next month’s NCAA championships. … UCLA’s men’s golf team won Chico State’s Wells Fargo Invitational. … West Coast Conference women’s basketball coaches picked Loyola Marymount to win the title. … Cal Lutheran’s women’s volleyball team climbed into the NCAA Division III top 25, at 21st, after snapping then-No. 4 La Verne’s 56-match SCIAC winning streak. Scott French, (818) 713-3627 scott.french@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Pepperdine has come so close to winning national championships in women’s golf twice in the past three years. Might this term’s team be the one that finally breaks through? That’s what the Waves are hoping, and their start to the 2005-06 season – victories in their first two tournaments – indicates they’ll likely be battling at the end, next May in Columbus, Ohio. last_img read more