MTN and JA Eswatini Partner to Advance Digital Skills Among Youth

MTN Eswatini continues to advance its digital footprint and adherence to the demands of the fourth industrial revolution by investing towards e-commerce.

MTN Eswatini has signed a tripartite Memorandium of Understanding (MoU) with Junior Achievement (JA) Eswatini and Enactus Eswatini to train and develop young people’s digital skills and e-commerce knowledge. The entities launched the Doer’s Master Class at the MTN Eswatini Headquarters. This program will train entrepreneurs who are interested in advancing their digital knowledge and providing services online.

A total of 80 entrepreneurs trained by JA and Enactus will participate in the three-week long program, which will be conducted virtually on JA platforms. Speaking at the launch, MTN Eswatini CEO, Wandile Mtshali, said that the training was part of the 21 days of Y’ello Care activities aimed at empowering communities to drive economic recovery and skills development, adding that the digital skills training is important because most business transactions and services were rendered online and the country should not be left out. He said, “We are going to support digital skills training because the 4th industrial revolution is upon us and we should embrace it.”

Adding her voice, JA Eswatini’s Executive Director, Phetsile Masilela said that the tripartite MoU aims to improve technology and innovation skills in the business sector for the youth. She said a majority of the young people in the country lacked technological skills which are needed for the sustainability of the environment. “Environmental skills in doing business among the youth are necessary and they have innovative potential which needs to be combined with technological advancement,” she added.

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