Jocelyn Dumas Joins Airtel Ghana MD, Lucy Quist To Mentor Young People Under The Evolve With STEM Initiative

February, 08 2016: Actress and Television Host, Jocelyn Dumas will join Managing Director of Airtel Ghana and CIMG Marketing Woman of the year, Lucy Quist to mentor pupils from the Mataheko Cluster of Schools on Friday 12th February as part of the Evolve with STEM initiative – an Airtel Ghana CSR initiative championed by Lucy Quist, to transform mindsets and empower young people to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM).

The initiative was launched in December 2015 by Lucy Quist, as reigning CIMG Marketing Woman of the year, and in line with Airtel Ghana’s CSR activities focused on education, to provide a platform for volunteers to empower young people through regular monthly mentoring sessions.

Evolve with STEM also involves the reinvigoration of STEM Clubs, building capacity of Science, Mathematics and ICT teachers and teaching young people in selected schools basic computer coding and programming. The initiative is being piloted at the Mataheko Cluster of Schools comprising a total of six schools – from Primary to Junior High.

Jocelyn Dumas who was at the launch of the programme at the CIMG Presidential Ball in December 2015 signed up as one of the high profile volunteers to inspire the next generation of leaders through STEM.

In anticipation of her first mentoring session with pupils from the Cluster, Jocelyn said “I look forward to an exciting time with the children from the Mataheko Cluster of schools this Friday under the Evolve with STEM project spearheaded by Lucy Quist. STEM is critical to our development as a nation and I will be sharing my insights into how important these subjects are to every child irrespective of what career they choose to pursue in future. I am inspired by what Lucy and Airtel are doing to change mindsets and empower young people through this initiative and I am proud to be associated with Evolve with STEM”.

Lucy Quist said “we are excited to have Jocelyn as a volunteer for this initiative. Young people look up to notable personalities such as Jocelyn, and all the other volunteers who have signed up for this programme, for inspiration. Our objective with this programme is first and foremost to inspire young people to believe in their dreams, to believe that they have inherent in them the power of potential to achieve whatever they set their minds to. Together with all the volunteers we aim to unlock potentials and transform mindsets”.

Since its launch, more than 500 pupils have been impacted in the monthly mentoring sessions led by Airtel’s Managing Director Lucy Quist.

Last month, renowned educationalist and columnist of the Daily Graphic, Anis Haffer, joined the session that involved over 200 pupils from the Mataheko RC Junior High School.

The initiative is supported by the Exploratory, an initiative of the African Women Advocacy Project and has received great support and endorsement from key stakeholders including the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation.

Airtel Ghana is renowned for its contribution to education in Ghana having received several awards in CSR including Best CSR Company for Education at the Ghana CSR Excellence Awards 2015.

About Bharti Airtel
Bharti Airtel Limited is a leading global telecommunications company with operations in 20 countries across Asia and Africa. Headquartered in New Delhi, India, the company ranks amongst the top 3 mobile service providers globally in terms of subscribers. In India, the company’s product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services, mobile commerce, fixed line services, high speed DSL broadband, IPTV, DTH, enterprise services including national & international long distance services to carriers. In the rest of the geographies, it offers 2G, 3G and 4G wireless services and mobile commerce. Bharti Airtel had over 335 million customers across its operations at the end of August 2015. To know more please visit, www.airtel.com

About Airtel in Africa
Airtel is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all. Airtel has 17 operations in Africa: Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Republic of the Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Madagascar, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda and Zambia. Airtel International is a Bharti Airtel company. For more information, please visit www.airtel.com, or ‘like’ the Airtel Ghana Facebook page via www.facebook.com/airtelgh or follow us on Twitter via the handle @airtelghana.


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