…As the 2nd Phase of its ICT and Business Skills Training Changes Lives In Kano
Lagos, November 21, 2018: In continuation of its commitment
to empowering the youth inNigeria,
MTN Foundation recently concluded Phase
2 of its ICT and business skills training in Kano, having successfully trained
500 young people in Ibadan in Phase 1. The training is an initiative of MTN Foundation
and executed in collaboration with its ecosystem partners – KPMG, Oracle, DBI
(Digital Bridge Institute), IBM, and the Nigerian Ministry of Communication.
Experts from these ecosystem partners trained 500 students over the course of
two days, exposing them to various digital tools that can be maximised for
personal growth and business development.
The free training is wholly in
line with the objectives of the Foundation, and its goal to improve individual
and communal lives through social investment projects that nurture people’s
inherent abilities, and equip them for the future.
Present at the opening event include representative
of the Governor of Kano State, Mr. Bashir Mustapha Barwa; SSA to the Governor
of Kano State on Student Affairs, Mr. Ado Garba Tati and representative of the
Emir of Kano Alhaji Mijtaba Abu Abba. They were all unanimous in their
commendation for MTN Foundation and its ecosystem partners for empowering and
equipping Kano youth to navigate an ever-changing world.
Commenting on the training, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation, Nonny Ugboma stated, “We are excited about the myriads of
possibilities that this training avail the recipients.
Technology is the future and we will continue to search for more creative and
ingenious ways to improve the skills of our youth to properly prepare them for
Highlighting the benefits of the training, the
participants praised MTN Foundation for exposing them to latest innovations in
the digital space and empowering them to become successful entrepreneurs in
their various fields of endeavour.
inception, MTN Foundation, which is the social investment vehicle of MTN
Nigeria, has impacted millions of lives through various initiatives across the
country such as What Can We Do
Together campaign; scholarships to
students in science & technology related courses and the visually impaired; as
well as promotion of numerous arts and culture.