The educational sponsorship which is being provided for 20 students at a total cost of GH₵ 97,000.00, will cover three years of vocational training in dressmaking, tailoring, broadloom weaving, radio/TV electronics servicing, Information and Communication Technologies (ICT), leatherworks, general printing and computer/phone repairs. Additionally, the Foundation will provide funds to offset the cost of feeding, school uniforms and resources for practical sessions and external examination fees for the students.
He said, “It is our fervent hope that students who graduate after their three- year training will be fully equipped with skills that will facilitate their future employment opportunities and contribute to a significant reduction in the unemployment rate among Persons Living with Disability.”
The MTN Foundation has undertaken a myriad of initiatives aimed at empowering Persons Living with Disability. In 2012, the MTN Foundation launched the Alternative Livelihood Project in Koforidua under which they provided 150 motorized tricycles to physically challenged persons to be used as sales points for airtime, SIM cards and Mobile Money registration.
MTN Ghana Foundation has over nine years of its existence invested more than GH₵22.2 million in 135 health, education and economic empowerment projects across the country. These projects have directly impacted the lives of over three million Ghanaians.