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Thursday 30th April 2012
Genocide orphans to benefit from MTN Rwanda’s employment opportunities
MTN call center agents target care for over 300 genocide orphans
NYARUTARAMA :-MTN Rwanda has pledged to consider employment of genocide orphans with university education particularly those from Nyenyeri village in Karongi district.
Munyampundu Norman, a Senior Manager in Charge of Customer Operations said recently (27th April 2012) during a visit of MTN staff to Nyenyeri Orphanage Center that orphans could receive such benefits from an MTN initiative called ‘One Agent, One Orphan’.
‘One Agent, One Orphan’ is a humanitarian project organized by young call and service center agents affiliated to MTN Rwanda to encourage others contribute and help genocide orphans.
Under this initiative that was started in 2011 by MTN call center agents, each agent at MTN offers to adopt and support at least one orphan who lost his or her parents during the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi.
Close to 80 MTN members of staff and call/service center agents visited orphans last week where they reside in the Nyenyeri Village shelter in Karongi. Slightly more than 47 orphans are currently living in that village in 10 houses built for them. Each house accommodates 2 families.
According to Munyampunduthe ‘One Agent, One Orphan’ initiative is going to be supported and expanded not only to give material support but also education and sustainable support over the years ahead.
Addressing the orphans at Nyenyeri Orphanage Center the MTN delegation delivered an assortment of foodstuffs, beddings, soap and cosmetics, home utensils among other basic items worth Rwf2 million. He also handed over cash worth Rwf275,000 to facilitate the acquisition of the universal health insurance scheme, Mutuelle de Sante.
“Our call center employs over 300 youths. Each agent will cater for at least one orphan. Imagine if all other good citizens joined this noble cause, the impact it would bring to these children. Rwanda is one of the world’s countries with the highest number of orphans”, Munyampundu said.
“We are looking into more support for these orphans country-wide that were affected by the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi and we want to call on any other good citizens, be it corporate companies, associations or individuals to join us in giving hope to our beloved children across the country that lost their beloved parents during the 1994 Genocide,” he added.
Representing the District of Karongi, the vice-Mayor in charge of social affairs, DativaMukabalisa requested all Rwandan corporate citizens to join hands in helping all orphans around the country. She applauded this initiative of MTN youths and added that it would create a big positive impact in the lives of these orphans
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