Airtel Nigeria as part of its corporate social responsibility is deploying technology to assist a youth, Akinwale Adesina, currently facing some challenges.
Telecom uses technology to support youths
Airtel Nigeria as part of its corporate social responsibility is deploying technology to assist a youth currently facing some challenges.
Adesina, who despite his own limitations, has been rendering a selfless service to train hapless youths in the community for free.
The telecommunications company has decided to empower Adesina and his computer institute by donating 4 computers; a generator; UPS; Internet modem; A Black/White & Colour Printer; 2 external drives; 2 card readers; scanner and laminating machine and a one year shop rent.
Adesina was born and bred in Ogbomosho, Osun State, he went to primary and secondary school at Ogbomosho.
Unfortunately, Akinwale was unable to finish his secondary education due to family problems and financial issues but was encouraged by his mother who took him to a church where he assisted in organising computer centre named Glorious Computer Institute. He said he is always happy to teach children about computers.
Adesina is always motivated when he when he sees children or youth who are willing to make good their lives.
According to Mr. Akanbi Olawale, who nominated Adesina, whom he had known for four years, he nominated him because he is gentle; kind; willing to learn, and hardworking.
One of Adesina’s students Taofeck Akanji, stated that he joined the Winner Computer Institute in order to become a successful person in life and also be able to help his friends and family.
Another beneficiary of the institute, Alabi Grace said she went to the institute to study computer because she had been challenged that what a man can do a woman can do better.
His joy knew no bounds when Airtel rolled out these tools, he thanked the people’s network for empowering him to achieve his dream of helping himself and assisting the less privileged youths around him.
The second story is that Mama Mercy who is a barren and has suffered most of her life as a result of rejection by her family and her community. Life has been unbearable for Mercy Wbiabia from Nonwa, a rural community located outside Port Harcourt city, she is a considerable farmer who does not have a farm of her own.
She lives in a mud house where part of the house has collapsed. She is struggling to look after herself and her sister son, Sunday Nomubari who is like a son that was left with her.
According to James Wbiloyii who nominated Mercy, he said whenever he travels home to meet his Aunt, she always tells him how she has been humiliated; intimidated; sometimes beaten and also robbed of her food. He said he nominated her in order for her to get help from Airtel Touching Lives programme.
Nomubari was unable to complete his school because of money. He is helping her because he was born out of wed lock and was left with her, he promised never to neglect her.
Both of them were excited and very happy when Airtel Nigeria decided to support her and touch her life by giving and making her comfortable.
Airtel has promised to build a one bedroom bungalow for her and she was given sixty plastic chairs; ten plastic tables and two canopies. She emotionally thanked Airtel and said she never imagine such great change can ever happen to her.
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