Star Times has on October 10th signed partnership with SOS Children’s villages in Entebbe; the partnership is aimed at fostering easy access to information, education and engaging the youth in Employable activities.
The partnership will see the Chinese owned company render support to SOS Children’s Villages in mainly four categories including; Supporting two SOS villages under the project “Access to satellite TV for 10,000 African Villages” by providing digital equipment such as a television set, projector, solar panel satellite dish and free subscription for three public locations benefiting the project and decoder, dish and one month subscription to the family houses of the two selected SOS village homes.
SOS youth from Kakiri, Entebbe, Gulu and Fort portal will be awarded internship placements, technical and vocational skills training, mentorship and empowerment opportunities in StarTimes as a form of engagement.
StarTimes Uganda Employees are also to volunteer through painting family houses ,clean surroundings, playing Sports games with the Children and Media Coverage where StarTimes Uganda will air advocacy issues, adverts and publicity campaigns for SOS Uganda on its digital platforms across the country and telecast all SOS Uganda key events.
Speaking at the launch, Olive Lumonya, the National Director SOS Children’s villages Uganda thanked StarTimes for the Support towards improving the lives of the youth at the SOS villages.
“Thank you StarTimes for considering this partnership, With this support, our children will now be able to access educational information via the equipment donated and improve the study structure in such a way that allows the teachers use the projector and TV to have visual demonstrations for example practical lessons for pupils,” said Lumonya.
Lumonya also thanked the media for always spreading awareness about the facility’s activities and services.
“I wish to thank the media fraternity here, you have been very helpful towards the development and well-being of SOS Children’s villages, and we cannot achieve anything without your support.”
Established 25 years back, SOS Children’s villages are well known for providing holistic support in care, education and health to children who have long lost hope or at risk of losing parental care through family based care and Strengthening Programme.
StarTimes Uganda’s CEO, Andy Wang assured the Company’s commitment to helping SOS villages in all ways possible.
Mr. Wang also revealed that the worth 10,000 US Dollar donation to the SOS villages is an initiative undertaken by the Government of China to improving Technology, development and empowering Youth in Uganda in regards to addressing the worrying unemployment levels in the Country.