21 DAYS OF YELLOW CARE:Over one-hundred(100) Shiselweni young people attend Green Skills Workshop

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21 DAYS OF YELLOW CARE:Over one-hundred(100) Shiselweni young people attend Green Skills Workshop
21 DAYS OF YELLOW CARE:Over one-hundred(100) Shiselweni young people attend Green Skills Workshop

Africa-Press – Eswatini. Over one hundred (100) young people from the Shiselweni region attended green skills workshop in Nhlangano as part of the MTN twenty-one(21) Days of Y’ello Care 2023.

MTN Eswatini, the biggest telecommunications company by assets, subscribers and network reach, partnered with Yibutse Green Action to empower the young people with skills and knowledge to seize opportunities within the waste value-chain.

The event was held at the Nhlangano Town Council premises.

Addressing the youth, Nhlangano Chief Executive Officer(CEO) Babsy Mavuso said waste management, which includes recycling was the way to go.

“We want to encourage the youth to consider venturing into this space to earn a living. Let us prevent pollution and reduce waste material that is ultimately sent to the landfill.Nhlangano Town Council would like to invite the youth on Nhlangano to come forward and contact our office so that we can train them and give them access to the landfill and engage other recyclers and help them with start up capital,” said the Nhlangano CEO.

On another note, Evidence Ntshalintshali, who spoke on behalf of MTN, said over the years their theme has been around issues of education.

“However, with the growing challenge of youth unemployment we have had to shift and focus on the empowerment of young people,” said Ntshalintshali, who spoke on behalf of the company.We are excited as MTN to have received so much traction from the youth of Shiselweni who are interested in waste management. We wish to implore the youth to seize the opportunities presented to you and put them to good use. MTN is here to support you during this campaign and beyond,” he said.

Musa Ndlangamandla, the Executive Director of Yibutse Green Action NPO said MTN is fulfilling its promise of empowering young people, women and people with disability by creating a wealth of opportunities for job creation, entrepreneurship and promoting actions to mitigate the effects of climate change.

“Since inception, thirty(30)years ago, MTN has been the undisputed leader in giving populations across Africa and elsewhere access to, and benefits of, a modern connected life, through digital and financial inclusion. Most importantly, whilst transforming lives and making such positive impacts, MTN is steadfastly committed to ensuring that its phenomenal growth and success does not come at the expense of the future of the planet. This commitment to environmental, social and governance (ESG) principles is at the heart of MTN’s forward-looking strategy called Ambition 2025: Leading digital solutions for Africa’s progress.”

Yibutse is proud of the partnership with a company that puts people, particularly the youth, women and people with disability, and the health of our planet at the heart of its business model.”

Yibutse, a youth-focused organisation has partnered with MTN in hosting regional workshops for youths to learn the vital skills of monetising waste.

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