We realized a successful # Y’ello Care Program in 2016. MTN Cameroon staff constructed a multi-purpose building at IDAV, an institution for deaf children. Employees also refurbished/equipped seven other institutions that are in charge of physically challenged children across the country. In the Northern Regions, we promoted Female Adult Literacy during the Yello Care program. This part of the country is under attacks by Boko Haram. This terrorist group advocates for the prohibition of modern school in this area of the country. Therefore, it was a huge challenge to organize educational campaigns in this conflict zone. Despite the pressures and intimidation, in 2016 we succeeded to firmly engage 350 adult women in learning language and mathematics, supported in this by their husbands. The program met a popular enthusiasm and firm support of administrative and traditional authorities.
We also strengthened teachers’ ICT knowledge through standardized training with Microsoft certification in Bamenda. As we all know, Teachers of secondary schools in Cameroon are not well paid and do no benefit, from their ministry, of continuous training in ICT’s. The Microsoft training and certification was therefore a great learning opportunity that most teachers just cannot afford. This project supports Government’s priorities in the education sector. In 2016, we extended the MTN E-library by enabling the University of Ngaoundere to download its educational content from the platform created specifically for the university. MTN Cameroon also created a documentation centre that is equipped with computers and a digital library in the Bonamoussadi neighbourhood.