StarTimes and SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to support vulnerable families, with an emphasis on the empowerment of young adults.
The MOU will see StarTimes support SOS Children’s Villages programmes in Nigeria, specifically in broadening local learning opportunities and extending diverse industry experiences to youths from SOS Children’s Villages programmes. This will include technical and vocational skills training and mentorship, while driving access to digital television in the programmes and exposing beneficiaries to learnings on the StarTimes platform.
The National Director of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria, Mr Eghosa Erhumwunse, said: “By partnering with StarTimes, SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria is helping to improve the lives of young people in the country and helping them realize and utilize their unique gifts, and this is in cognizance of the YouthCan! project which was launched by SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria in 2017.”
The Chief Executive Officer of StarTimes Nigeria, Mr. Justin Zhang, said: “Since we commenced providing affordable digital Pay-Tv in Nigeria, we have invested heavily in the development of youths and children in the country. Partnering with SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria gives us a better opportunity to drive our CSR effort towards making Nigerian youths more competitive globally in their chosen career by affording them a quality learning ground.”