As part of activities marking the 2019 edition of the “21 days of Y’ello Care”, staff of MTN in the Upper East Region have trained some 50 youth selected across the Upper East Region in some employable skills.

The beneficiary youth were trained to be able to offer digital solutions, do facial make-ups and produce beads and design some crafts with beads.

Speaking at the programme, MTN’s Territory Sales Controller for Upper East Region, Richard Asamane said as part of their mandate in contributing to communities, every year from 1st to 21st June, MTN staff do what he described as staff volunteerism activities that impacts positively on the communities they operates in.

According to Mr. Asamane, this year across Ghana, MTN is training 500 youths in employable skills of which 50 youth in Upper East Region have benefited.

Aside the employable skill training organized for these youth, MTN also embarked on a campaign against youth who are engaged in the abuse of alcohol and other dangerous substances.

Mr. Asamane however stressed that, MTN choose drug abuse as one of their campaign for this year’s “21 days of Y’ello Care” because statistics by World Health Organization (WHO) has shown that, substance and drug abuse have become the most alarming dangers confronting the youth.

Founder of LOAD- Roger Abaa addressing the youth

In a presentation on the subject matter, the Founder of Life Out of Alcohol and Drugs (LOAD GHANA) Roger Abaa advised the youth to desist from the intake or abuse of alcohol, because it will only destroy their future and families after rendering them useless in life.

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He called for continuous public education on the effects of abuse of alcohol and elicit drugs, adding that the lack of education on the dangers of alcohol and drug abuse contribute largely to the rate of addiction among the youth.

The Upper East Regional Director of Red Cross International, Paul Wooma urged the youth not to under estimate any information on the effect of abuse of alcohol and elicit drugs.

He further pleaded with MTN to extend the Y’ello Care celebration to rural communities in order to impact positively on the lives of people in rural areas too.

Source: A1radioonline.com | Ngamegbulam Chidozie Stephen | Ghana

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