MTN Cameroon offers digital skills to refugees
MTN Cameroon in partnership with the African Institute of Computer Science yesterday launched a training program to equip refugees and less privileged locals with digital skills.
MTN’s Digital Academy debuted in Abong Mbang, East Region of Cameroon, as part of the company’s contribution to improving the digital literacy rate and boosting financial inclusion.
Besides Abong Mbang, the training will be extended to AICS-Cameroon centres in Mbalmayo, Ebolowa, Garoua, Bafang, Ngaoundere, Maroua and Mokolo.
Danielle Mbome, executive secretary of MTN Foundation, said basic digital literacy is critical in the digital age hence the company launched the program
MTN believes the digital divide in Cameroon is breeding digital illiteracy, and that is why the telco is keen on providing people in remote areas the requisite skills needed to use technological tools and become familiar with the opportunities offered by digital technology.
Mbome said: “By eliminating barriers to entry, we are enabling every individual to feel included in the ongoing digital revolution and to participate in the progress of our country and Africa.”