Multinational mobile telecommunications company MTN has invested in a state-of-the-art multimedia center for the Naga Lipudi Career, Science and Resource Center in Mogale City.
MTN SA CEO Charles Molapisi recently handed over the center to the Executive Mayor of Mogale Town, Tyrone Gray, bringing the company’s Mandela Month activities to a close.
The 20-seat multimedia center is equipped with desktop computers, MTN Wi-Fi connectivity for 24 months, an interactive whiteboard and a laser printer. To create a seamless experience for visitors and ensure that they can easily access and enjoy the benefits of technology, ICT training will be provided to all center staff.
Young people have enormous potential to drive economic growth and help their communities prosper. With Nelson Mandela’s vision for education to be our beacon, we will continue to do more to ensure young people in SA are empowered to seize the opportunities presented by the digital economy,” said Angie Maloka, Senior Director of Programs communities at the MTN Foundation.
Additionally, partnerships with Modern Art Projects South Africa (MAPSA), the National Heritage Board of South Africa and Johannesburg-based artist Lazi Mathebula have worked to elevate emerging artists, printmakers and craftspeople throughout throughout the month. Mandela-inspired artworks created under one of the projects were donated to the Mogale City Museum.
“None of this would have been possible without the support of the government and other partners. Our MTN staff across the country have also played a vital role in the success of this year’s programme, and I am extremely proud of them for giving their time and expertise to make a real difference in a way that really tangible. Together, we will continue to forge strong partnerships as we move closer to closing the digital divide,” Molapisi concluded.