MTN Ghana has officially commenced the construction of a 20-unit dormitory block for, WAG-SEVICO Training Institute at Pantang in Accra.

The construction, which is expected to be completed within the 21-days of the Y’ello Care programme, would accommodate unemployed youth learning vocational skills.

The project forms part of the MTN Y’ello Care Programme for 2019, an annual staff volunteering programme that runs across the MTN Group within the period of June 1 and June 21 every year.

It is an opportunity for the MTN staff to render voluntary services in communities to enhance residents’ living conditions.

Instituted 12 years ago, the programme has grown to become one of the key and exciting activities on the communication giant’s calendar.

In an interview with the Chief Executive Officer of MTN Ghana Mr Selorm Adadevoh, he noted that they are not only constructing a dormitory for the school; adding that, they will also be empowering approximately 50 students with employable skills as a means of addressing youth unemployment.

Since skills deficit had been identified as one of the key factors contributing to the problem in the country.

This he said, at the end of the 21-days of the Y’ello Care programme, these beneficiaries will become economically independent in the country. This year’s event was targeting the youth – the greatest asset of every nation.

The theme chosen for this year’s programme is “Creating a Brighter Future for Our Youth”.

In all, MTN Ghana will be training 1,000 youth across the country in various skill acquisition in vocations including computer programming, leather works, beads making among others.

To help set up the beneficiaries and sustain their trade, MTN would go further to provide training in digital marketing, financial management, project management and customer service management.

The main campaign for this year and it would be implemented in partnership with the National Youth Authority (NYA).

The Founder of WAG-SEVICO Training Institute, Ms Felicia Adade, in elation commended MTN Ghana for coming to their aid.

According to her some of the students due to lack of money for transportation slept in the classrooms, therefore, the dormitory when completed would be of great help to them. Adding that the project will also go a long way to help enhance teaching and learning.

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