MTN partners YABATECH on youth empowerment, skill training

Telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria has partnered with Yaba College of Technology (YABATECH) to finance skill training and youth empowerment. The partnership was aimed at enabling MTN to support and fund the growth of 20 students that will enroll in the school’s upcoming skill-in-demand project.

Yabatech’s public relations officer, Joseph Ejiofor, in a statement, said under the one year partnership, which is subject to renewal, MTN shall reward top 10 recipients with mobile phone startup kits worth N345, 700 each, to empower them with the needed tools to start sustainable businesses.

He added that MTN will pay the sum of N5, 457,000 as sponsorship fee, which included three months honoraria to facilitators of theoretical training for 20 students, three months honoraria to master craftsperson for practical training for 20 students, transport fare to 20 enrolled students, and full mobile phone related startup kits for 10 students.

“The sponsorship fee will be paid in advance to assist the college subject to the provisions of the agreement, while MTN shall withhold the cost for full mobile phone related startup kits until the top 10 recipients emerge at the end of the programme.

“The good gesture from MTN gladdens the heart of management, staff and students of the college, and the leadership of the school is full of appreciation to the telecommunication giant for the benevolence act and for the partnership,” Ejiofor said.

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