MTN Foundation Injects Sh 216m In MPL’s NIE
By Stephen Otage
The MTN foundation has handed over Shs.216million to Monitor Publications Limited to supply 100 schools with Newspapers to promote literacy and a reading culture in impoverished rural schools across the country.
While handing handover the dummy cheque this morning, Mr.Wim Vanhelleputte the MTN Chief Executive Officer said as a communication company promoting education and literacy is among their core values that is why 70 percent of their Social Corporate Responsibility expenditure, goes to education projects in Uganda.
Meanwhile, Mr. Tony Glencross, the Monitor Publications Ltd (MPL) Managing Director said all over the world, Newspapers are used to promote reading and literacy because access to reading materials is a challenge.
He says that is why they use newspapers to encourage teachers to teach children how to read and to improve how teachers teach.
According to MPL’s Head of Marketing Ms Sarah Nalule, 25 schools from four regions of the country have been earmarked to benefit from the program and five of them are for children with disabilities who will be provided with special needs reading equipment like brail.
Newspapers in Education, is a newspaper magazine published by the Monitor publications providing content for primary school going children.
Most of the content focuses on current affairs, games and articles which stimulate thinking among the learners together with activities which engage their creativity