MTN SA opens multimedia center in Mogale City
The MTN SA Foundation has unveiled a new media center at the Naga Lipudi Career, Science and Resource Center in Mogale City, Gauteng.
The new media center was handed over to the Executive Mayor of Mogale City, Tyrone Gray, by MTN SA CEO Charles Molapisi over the weekend.
The 20-seat center is equipped with desktop computers, MTN WiFi connectivity for 24 months, an interactive whiteboard and a laser printer. In addition, ICT training will be provided to all center staff, according to MTN.
Angie Maloka, Senior Community Programs Officer at MTN SA Foundation, says, “Young people have enormous potential to drive economic growth and help their communities prosper. With Nelson Mandela’s vision for education as our guide, we will continue to do more to ensure that young people in South Africa can seize the opportunities offered by the digital economy.
Last year, MTN SA unveiled a similar media center in Limpopo. The center welcomes deaf, blind and visually impaired students, as part of the development of their digital skills.
According to MTN SA, the launch of Mogale Town Center coincided with the resumption of the 2022Y’ello Care employee volunteering scheme.
For this year, the objective of the program was twofold: to maintain the learning of young people at school and to promote study paths towards digital professions.
The mobile operator notes that the MTN Online School, for example, also aims to improve learning. The Online School is a free integrated online education portal, developed in partnership with the Department for Basic Education and the National Education Collaboration Trust.
“To encourage digital learning across all regions, we have worked alongside a number of ministries, including the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Social Development, to introduce, train and develop learners and educators on the platform, which is making huge strides in learning in areas where books can’t reach,” says Maloka.