Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga Memorial School gets ICT learning boosts from MTN Uganda Staff,partners

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Over 380 students at Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga Memorial School on
Bugala Island in Kalangala District are set to benefit from enhanced access to digital learning, thanks
to a generous support of 20 computers by MTN Uganda staff and its partners.
This initiative, valued at Shs100 million, is the highlight of MTN’s extended "30 Days of Y’ello Care"
campaign, aimed at advancing education and digital skills across Uganda.
The donated computers, accompanied by one year of fully paid internet connectivity, are designed to
bolster students’ ICT literacy and research capabilities.
This initiative aligns with the government’s implementation of the competence-based curriculum,
Digital Transformation Roadmap, and Uganda Vision 2040, underscoring MTN Uganda’s commitment
to bridging the educational divide and empowering youth in rural and remote communities.
“We, as staff of MTN Uganda and our partners, recognize that education is the cornerstone of a
thriving society. This is why we are here today through our '30 Days of Y'ello Care,' determined to
make a tangible difference in the lives of the students at Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga Memorial School,
empowering them to reach their full potential and contribute to a brighter future for our nation,” said
Sylvia Mulinge, Chief Executive Officer at MTN Uganda.
"Access to digital tools is essential in today’s educational landscape, and we believe these computers
will play a pivotal role in enhancing learning outcomes for the students here."
In addition to the computers and enhanced digital and financial training on MTN Internet Bus, the
support also includes a VIP latrine for girls, a water source, fruit trees, and a school vegetable garden,
further enriching the school’s environment and contributing to sustainable development goals.
This year’s Y’ello Care initiative, an extension of MTN Uganda’s long-standing 21 Days of Y'ello Care
program, was in celebration of MTN Group’s 30th anniversary. Now in its 17th year, this flagship
employee volunteerism initiative underscores MTN's firm commitment to driving positive change
within communities across its operations.

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Themed "Learn Today, Lead Tomorrow: Education for Rural and Remote Communities," this year’s
initiative, concluding on 30 June 2024, aims to address the persistent educational disparities faced by
underserved regions across Uganda.
The initiative has also benefited other institutions across Uganda, including Kansanga Seed
Secondary School in Kampala in the Central region, St. Joseph’s Aid Society in Hoima District,
Western region, Ongongoja Secondary School in Katakwi District in the eastern region, and Ariwa
Secondary School in Yumbe District in the northern region.
Catherine Kabasoka, the head teacher at Bishop Dunstan Nsubuga Memorial School applauded MTN
Uganda staff and partners for the support.
“We feel blessed. We have received so much, the computers, the trainings, the vegetable garden and
everything else…We are extremely humbled,” she said.
“We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our partners and stakeholders who have supported us in
making this initiative a success,” added Mulinge.
“Together, we are committed to making a lasting impact in the communities we serve, promoting
inclusive and quality education as a cornerstone for national development.”
MTN Uganda continues to champion initiatives that empower youth through digital skills development,
including the MTN Skills Academy and MTN ACE programs.

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

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18. Ministry of Gender Labour and Social
Development (MoGLSD)

Advocate for Youth and children affairs

19. Centenary Technology Services Facilitate digital literacy
20. Centenary Foundation Provide scholastic materials
21. Financial Markets Consultant Provide financial literacy
22. Ministry of Kampala and Metropolitan Policy oversight and delivery of integrated

quality urban services

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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About MTN Uganda Foundation
The MTN Uganda Foundation is a not-for-profit legal entity that was inaugurated in July 2007 as a
vehicle through which MTN Uganda implements its corporate social investments (CSI). The
Foundation strives to improve the quality of life in communities where MTN Uganda operates in a
sustainable way. Its purpose is to bring about meaningful, measurable, and sustainable change that
helps disadvantaged and rural communities to become self-sufficient. With a focus on innovative
technology, we aim to uplift communities towards independence in this bold new digital world. The
Foundation invests resources for social redress, thus economic empowerment, education, health, and
humanitarian response. The Foundation implements projects that are highly enabled by ICT solutions.
About MTN Uganda
MTN Uganda is a leading telecoms company in Uganda with a primary objective of carrying on the
business of a national operator of a telecommunications network pursuant to the National
Telecommunications Operator (NTO) licence granted by the Uganda Telecommunications
Commission (UCC). Among our offerings are network services, digital and financial technology
services, interconnect and roaming, sale of mobile devices, and MTN Mobile Money (conducted
through subsidiary MTN Mobile Money Uganda Limited). MTN has a presence in all 134 districts of
Uganda. Services are delivered through a network of over 170,000 MoMo agents, 292,000 MoMo
merchants, 200 service stores and 13 main distributors. For the full year period ended December 31,
2023, MTN Uganda had 19.5 million subscribers, 12.1 million MoMo users, and 8.2 million active data
users.

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