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MTN Foundation enhances vocational training in Jinja through state-of-the-art equipment donation.

MTN Foundation enhances vocational training in Jinja through state-of-the-art equipment donation.

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In a significant development poised to revolutionize vocational training standards in Jinja, the MTN Foundation—MTN Uganda's philanthropic arm—has today announced a landmark contribution to Heta Vocational Ground. The donation, part of the esteemed MTN Changemakers Initiative, underscores MTN's commitment to fostering inclusive, empowered and sustainable development of communities across Uganda. This premier vocational training center, known for its commitment to empowering vulnerable communities, has historically relied on basic tailoring machines for training and employment initiatives. The limitations of such equipment have constrained both the learning velocity and the volume of commercially viable garments produced. This scenario is poised for a significant overhaul following ...
MTN Foundation enhances vocational training in Jinja through state-of-the-art equipment donation.

MTN Foundation enhances vocational training in Jinja through state-of-the-art equipment donation.

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In a significant development poised to revolutionize vocational training standards in Jinja, the MTN Foundation—MTN Uganda's philanthropic arm—has today announced a landmark contribution to Heta Vocational Ground. The donation, part of the esteemed MTN Changemakers Initiative, underscores MTN's commitment to fostering inclusive, empowered and sustainable development of communities across Uganda. This premier vocational training center, known for its commitment to empowering vulnerable communities, has historically relied on basic tailoring machines for training and employment initiatives. The limitations of such equipment have constrained both the learning velocity and the volume of commercially viable garments produced. This scenario is poised for a significant overhaul following ...
Schools closed due to extreme heat.

Schools closed due to extreme heat.

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The government has announced an indefinite closure of all schools due to heatwaves characterized by very high temperatures ranging between 41 degrees and 45 degrees Celsius. “The government has decided to take the following measures: one, close down all schools with effect from March 18; two, during the closure of the schools, parents are advised to prevent their children from playing outdoors for prolonged periods, and they should also monitor children, especially the young ones, for signs of heat exhaustion and heatstroke,” reads the statement in part. The government further states that the heatwaves can acutely impact large populations for short periods, often triggering public health emergencies, resulting in excess mortality and cascading socioeconomic impacts such as loss of work cap...