Lonestar Cell MTN, in partnership with staff of the South African Embassy near Monrovia, have launched an initiative to provide solar power to the Great Commission Orphanage in the Chicken Soup Factory Community, Gardnersville.
Presenting Lonestar’s contribution of US$2,500 at a program marking the observance of Nelson Mendela International Day at the Great Commission School, the Manager of the Lonestar Cell MTN Foundation, Mrs. Miattah Walker-Pearson, said the company was delighted to be part of a project that will help change the living condition of orphans at the facility. She noted that the solar project will further enhance learning and admonished the management of the orphanage to properly utilize the electricity to benefit the kids.
Mrs. Walker-Pearson also added that the contribution was part of Lonestar Cell MTN’s Corporate Social Responsibility to communities the company operates in. It can be recalled recently, Lonestar through its 21 Days of Y’ello Care Program, rehabilitated six schools in Monrovia and one school in every county where the company has a Service Center.
Meanwhile, the South African Ambassador Accredited to Liberia Mr. V. P. Moodley said the solar project is a self-initiative undertaken by staff of the Embassy and its partner Lonestar Cell MTN. He commended his staff and Lonestar for such remarkable and selfless endeavor. Amb. Moodley pledged the commitment of his staff in helping to further transform the living condition of kids at the orphanage.
For her part, the Mother of the Great Commission Orphanage, Nellie Mulbah, commended Lonestar Cell MTN and staff of the South African Embassy for being thoughtful of the kids. She noted that the solar project will bring much relief for all at the orphanage.
Lonestar Cell MTN has been operating in Liberia since June 2001. It is a Subsidiary of MTN South Africa, a leader in international telecommunication which operates in 22 countries in the Middle East, Africa and Europe.