MTN EDUCARE PROGRAMS
The primary objective for EDUCARE is to bring improved student learning and better teaching methods to all students through the available ICT tools:
MTN Educare Radio- It’s a programme that started in 2015. It’s objective is to offer revision to Science and Maths through radio for students sitting for the external examinations. The radio option was noted to be one medium that reaches mass groups and also accessible to many.
MTN Educare Website- This medium has made available educational content for Science and Maths students in the likes of past examination papers. Also for out of school youth scholarship opportunities from all around the world have been made available
MTN Educare TV- This programme is aimed at airing videos for Science and Maths.This allows the student to see the teacher and follow the lesson more easily, since it shows the actual picture, i.e experiments, formulas.
MORE MTN EDUCARE INITIATIVES
MTN EDUCARE RADIO
Mtn Educare is a radio programme for Form III and V pupils, that tackles some of the challenging and problematic areas in Maths and Science. It aims to broaden pupils’ understanding of topics perceived to be difficult in a way that is engaging and enjoyable to learners.
MTN Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Training and EBIS, is changing the learning environment by making the classroom more digital and available through the radio/electronic platform.
The show not only helps the youth but also adults who would like to polish their skills in the difficult subjects.
The MTN Foundation launched a partnership with Young Heroes Swaziland and Swaziland Skills Centre in 2016 in the form of a Vocational Scholarship Fund to benefit the country’s marginalised, orphaned and vulnerable youth.
The objective of the MTN Vocational Scholarship fund is to capacitate the youth with vocational skills to empower them to be active contributors to the economy and to increase self-employment and employability prospects.
The investment was utilised to pay tuition fees for 50 students and equipping Swaziland Skill Centre's plumbing unit in Nhlangano. A total of 150 students have received fully funded scholarships.
MTN FOUNDATION's #MTNCijaNgebhizini19 radio show has since been officially launched! This was done at the SECO Head Office; where the announcement of the first episode airing on the 13th of September on EBIS at 7:30 PM was made. The show will afford listeners the opportunity to gain knowledge on best practices of entrepreneurship and how to establish as well as grow a business.
KHULA NATSI YOUTH FUND
MTN Foundation has partnered with the Youth Enterprise Revolving Fund (YERF) to support young people aged 15 - 35 years in establishing businesses in Eswatini. The fund is worth E100,000.