MTN Uganda staff, partners Enhances digital tools and infrastructure to Ariwa Secondary School in “30 Days of Y’ello Care” Campaign

Yumbe, Uganda. MTN Uganda, along with its partners, last
Friday, marked a significant extension of support to Ariwa Secondary School in Yumbe
District, West Nile region, as part of the "30 Days of Y’ello Care" campaign.
This initiative, an extension of the longstanding "21 Days of Y’ello Care," celebrates MTN
Group’s 30th anniversary and underscores the company's commitment to effecting positive
change in the communities it serves.
Ariwa Secondary School, which provides education to over 1,000 students, including
refugees from neighboring countries and members of the host community, received 20
computers connected to the National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) to enable
students and teachers’ access educational content aligned with the newly introduced
Competence-Based Curriculum.
These computers are equipped with a fully paid one-year internet subscription to enhance
digital learning opportunities. Additionally, digital skills training was conducted through the
MTN Internet Bus, equipping students with essential digital competencies.
The initiative also featured technological enhancements with the installation of solar panels
to guarantee a reliable power supply for the school's facilities and computers. To further
support the well-being of female students, a dedicated facility was constructed, and training
on menstrual hygiene was provided to foster a supportive learning environment.

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In an effort to promote sustainability and improve the school's surroundings, 100 fruit trees
were planted, reflecting MTN Uganda’s commitment to environmental stewardship and
community engagement.
Sen Somdev, Chief Marketing Officer at MTN Uganda, emphasized the transformative
impact of education: "By integrating technology into learning environments, we open up a
world of opportunities for students in underserved areas. Our staff are dedicated to
supporting and nurturing the potential of every community to achieve a brighter, more
sustainable future."
This initiative is particularly timely as the government rolls out the competence-based
The theme of this year’s campaign, "Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow: Education for Rural and
Remote Communities," highlights MTN’s dedication to bridging the educational divide in
underprivileged areas, aligning with Uganda Vision 2040 and Sustainable Development Goal
4, which advocate for inclusive and quality education for all.
The campaign has already benefited other institutions, including Kansanga Seed Secondary
School in Kampala and St. Joseph’s Aid Society in Kyankwanzi District. Upcoming
beneficiaries include Ongongoja Secondary School in Katakwi District, Bishop Dunstan
Nsubuga Memorial School, and Nekemeya Seed Secondary School in Kalangala District.
Beyond this campaign, MTN Uganda continues to enhance educational outcomes through
initiatives like the MTN Skills Academy and MTN ACE, which develop digital skills crucial for
today’s job market.
Additionally, the MTN Changemakers initiative, launched last year, supports individuals,
30 Days of Y’ello Care partners
Organisation Role
1. Tecno Mobile Uganda Set up teacher resource centres in four rural schools
2. Maendeleo Foundation Digital and Financial literacy Training
3. Sense International Inclusive education
4.American Tower Corporation Uganda Provide solar power in Katakwi
5. Promoting Equality in African Schools (PEAS) Teacher Continuous Professional Development
6. Facesup Facilitate Art for livelihood
7. National Curriculum Development Centre (NCDC) Provide eLearning platform with new curriculum content for

teachers and learners
8. BAmentor Provide scholastic materials
9. BurnRadio Youth life skilling and empowerment
10. Casey Foundation Africa Combating teen pregnancies and early child marriages in

rural communities

11. Wazi Vision limited Free eye checkups and consultation in rural communities
12. PinkCode Digital skilling in remote areas and digital human rights in
teens to combat internet abuse, bullying and vices
13. Klaire Makeovers Reading advocate and motivator of dreaming big
14. Malaika Reusable pads and Jars of Clay Promote retention and learning outcomes
15. MFI Office Solution Provide printer to school
16.Ministry of ICT and National Guidance (MoICT&NG) Lead on Digital Transformation Road Map
17. Ministry of Education and Sports (MoES) Lead on education policy
18. Ministry of Gender Labour and Social Development

Advocate for Youth and children affairs

19. Centenary Technology Services Facilitate digital literacy
20. Centenary Foundation Provide scholastic materials

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21. Financial Markets Consultant Provide financial literacy
22. Ministry of Kampala and Metropolitan Policy oversight and delivery of integrated quality urban


23. Kampala Capital City Authority Deliver Quality education Services to the City
24. Gejja Women Foundation Menstrual Hygiene Training
25.Roofings Group Provide 500 fruit trees
26. Stanbic Bank Support with education facilities in Yumbe and Katakwi
27. Rak Engineering Support towards school infrastructure project
28. Chrif Enterprises
29. Rontech Group
30. Coolwave
31. Enetworks
32. Pavicon Engineering Provide scholastic materials
33. MUBS EIIC Facilitate in career guidance sessions
34 Exquisite Solutions Fund girls’ scholastic materials
35. 212 Sacco Support towards water system in Katakwi

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