For the third year running, Telecommunications giant, MTN, is partnering Youth development-oriented NGO, Young Professionals & Youth Coalition (YPYC), for the 2021 version of the celebrated MTN PULSE Transform Africa Conference and Africa Role Model Awards for value addition, sustained traction, visibility, initiative, and drive.
YPYC President and Founder, Andy Osei Okrah says in Africa, Ghana inclusive, the youth represent sixty per cent of the population, a real workforce to boost economic development, who need constant renewal of leadership values for accelerated development.
He said, “the youth must have the ability to make choices that support the pursuit of educational and professional goals and the development of life skills necessary for local, national, and continental leadership positions.”
YPYC challenged the youth to foster integration and national cohesion, insisting this must be the priority of the youth who stand on the threshold of assuming the mantle of corporate leadership tomorrow.
This has led to the focus and rebranding of the YPYC`s flagship program Young Professionals Transformational Leadership Conference & Young Professional Role Model Awards to capture Africa. This year, about ten 10 African countries will be participating in the conference.
The YPYC-MTN Pulse collaboration is keen on developing a blueprint to guide youth-inclusiveness and to harness their dynamism for distinct roles in nation building.
The Chief Marketing Officer for MTN, Mr. Noel Kojo-Ganson commended the brilliant work being done by YPYC to promote professional excellence among the youth and also recognize the achievement of young professionals. He indicated that MTN is celebrating its 25th Anniversary with a renewed commitment to the development of the youth. The company therefore supports and initiates programs aimed at harnessing their potentials and preparing them to excel in their fields of endeavor.
He said, “MTN has designed and enhanced services such as the MTN Pulse App which provides the youth with a myriad of voice and data packages that makes it easier for them to connect with friends, family and business associates at minimal cost at this data driven era”.
Mr. Kojo-Ganson urged all young professionals and the youth to download the MTN Pulse app from the Play Store and App Store to enjoy the latest deals in e-commerce and also receive rewards from MTN.
The 12th YPYC-MTN Pulse Transform Africa Conference 2021 takes place on October 1, at the Accra International Conference Centre with top-notch speakers with the youth as the pivot under theme; Transforming Africa: The Role of the African Young Leader.
The Special Guest of Honour is former United Nations Special Representative to West Africa, and the Secretary- General of the African, Caribbean and Pacific Nations, Dr. Mohamed Ibn Chambas.
Distinguished individuals and corporate entities would be honored as Africa Role Models for their unalloyed services to the country and continent.
About YPYC Ghana
Young Professionals & Youth Coalition (YPYC) is a leading youth development-oriented NGO committed to engaging, networking and transforming the mindset of the youth in discussions of global interest, emphasizing the importance of leadership, entrepreneurship and career enhancement toward, generational thinking, self-actualization and national development. YPYC since its inception in 2009 has a regular mentoring seminars, conferences and awards to educate the youth till date.