Vodafone Uganda has Thursday announced its commitment to support the youth and small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Uganda.
At a press conference held at Kampala international University (KIU), try http://datedgear.com/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php the Vodafone Chief Executive Officer John Ndego said the telecom service provider is focusing on the youth in order to empower them to harness their potential by equipping them with the relevant skills.
“The biggest way that we can support Uganda is to provide technology and data services that support the growth of young entrepreneurs in this country. We shall position ourselves fully to embed our brand into the digital lifestyle of the youths, this site ” Ndego said.
He added that; “Youths in Uganda will benefit through opportunities like internships, graduate training and employment by Vodafone.” At least 20 young graduates will be taken on by Vodafone each year for a period of seven months.
In a new partnership with Kampala International University, Vodafone is currently training over 250 students (brand ambassadors) to support career growth and technology innovation.
“Uganda is the youngest and yet most entrepreneurial country in the world. These numbers represent a huge potential for the country to turn a tide in technology and innovation and Vodafone will be part of this journey,” Ndego pointed out.
Owing to the fact that the future will be driven by the internet, Vodafone’s new direction is to roll out supperfast 4G data services
According to Jackie Namara the Vodafone Uganda Marketing Marketing Manager, the telecom service provider will soon introduce an online platform ‘Jump’ aimed at transforming how youth, professionals and SMEs learn, share and interact in a digital world.
Traveline Kezabu, a student at KIU who has so far been part of the Vodafone Youth Program said; “I am excited to work with Vodafone. I have been trained in customer care, public expression among others and am confident these skills will help me after school.”