, NAIROBI, Kenya, Oct 16 – Bharti Airtel, a leading telecommunications services provider with over 300 million customers across operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa has launched a mentorship program for Mukuru Promotion Centre, St Bakhita Primary School located in Nairobi’s Industrial Area, off Enterprise Road.
The Airtel staff-driven program seeks to inspire the students, encourage the exchange of ideas and share insightful knowledge and life skills that will help them nurture their talents and gain a place in the professional practice.
The company also presented the school with a cheque worth Sh525,000 to cater for this year’s school fees for the 15 needy high school students that the company sponsors.
Speaking at the event, Airtel Kenya CEO Adil El Youssefi explained that the Airtel spirit provides a platform for employees to volunteer their personal time in support of development initiatives in the communities in Kenya, becoming active participants in making a difference in society.
El Youssefi also said that the program aims to bring students together to spend quality time with Airtel employees who would serve as role models to them.
“We are excited to launch the mentorship program and look forward to helping each student interact with our staff, who are experts in different areas positions, share their stories and encourage them to aspire greater heights in education and achieve success in their chosen profession. As a Corporate that believes in people’s dreams and aspiration, we are confident that the students will learn a lot from the program to achieve their dreams of becoming responsible individuals in the society,” said El Youssefi.
While thanking Airtel for the program, St Bakhita Primary School headmistress Rose Mumo noted that the young ones need support, encouragement and guidance to help them realise their true potential.
She urged other organisations to emulate the example set by Airtel in connecting with students, passing on their knowledge and experience and motivational stories that will empower the young generation to remain focused in their academic journey.