MTN Dedicates Telephone No. 1616 to Support Education for Orphans

MTN Dedicates Telephone No. 1616 to Support Education for Orphans

In its continuing efforts and earnest endeavors to support education, MTN-Sudan, in collaboration the Waqfiya Organization for Orphans Care has launched at the Green Yard in Khartoum a campaign to introduce and activate the telephone No. 1616 dedicated to support education for orphans. Donations will be transferred through SMS  showing the category of contribution starting from SDG 5, 10, 50 and 100. The amount of contribution as defined above shall be sent to telephone No. 1616. In turn, MTN-Sudan shall donate a similar amount depending on the amount of contribution as classified above in items from 1 to 4.

Dr. 'Adil 'Arabi al-Amin the Secretary General of the Waqfiya Organization for Orphans Care highly commended MTN's initiative to support  education for orphans in partnership  with the Organization, adding that this represents a valuable adjunct to the Organization's resources and the sustainability of the education for orphans program.

"All those who made this possible through painstaking, with persistence and tenacity of efforts, are to be commended, " said Mr. 'Alaa Aldin Elsheikh, Manager, Social Responsibility in MTN-Sudan who thanked all attendees and provided an overview on the role of MTN-Sudan to support education in general, and Orphans education in particular, explaining that the project's targets 2500 orphans in all Sudan's States. In this connection its worth mentioning that MTN-Sudan devotes full attention to education by allocating 70% of its community service budget in favor of supporting this sector.

At the end of the event, samples of bags, books, school kits and other educational aids have been distributed among 400 students to support their educational path and to encourage them to put even more efforts to upgrade its level.