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MTN empowers Limpopo community with six multi-media centres

MTN SA Foundation in partnership with the Department of Social Development and the Department of Education donated six multi-media centres including a special needs centre at the Hope and Grace Special School today. The R2.4 million investment into the community of Limpopo is part of MTN Foundation's ongoing schools connectivity programme that aims to provide ICT tools and Internet connectivity to previously disadvantaged communities.

The other recipient schools from Limpopo are Alf Makaleng Primary, Luthuli Park Primary, Dr A M S Makunyane Secondary, Masedibu High School and Mayeke Higher Primary.

MTN Foundation also focuses on inclusive learning, one of the critical elements in the education value chain. It also offers a model whereby South Africa can advance in the area of education through the effective use of communications technology.

Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi, General Manager of MTN SA Foundation says: "Grace and Hope Special School was identified as one of the schools for learners with special needs that required assistance."

"The special needs media centre unveiled today is different from the other schools. The centre was specifically designed and fitted with special hardware and software equipment to cater for learners with disabilities," Kusile Mtunzi-Hairwadzi.

MTN SA Foundation aims to continue using ICT to promote education, transformation and the development of disadvantaged communities of South Africa.

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Launched in 1994, the MTN Group is a multinational telecommunications group, operating in 21 countries in Africa, Asia and the Middle East. The MTN Group is listed on the JSE Securities Exchange in South Africa under the share code: "MTN".

As at the end of 30 June 2010, MTN recorded 129.2 million subscribers across its operations in Afghanistan, Benin, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Cyprus, Ghana, Guinea Bissau, Guinea Republic, Iran, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo (Congo Brazzaville), Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Syria, Uganda, Yemen and Zambia. The MTN Group is a global sponsor of the 2010 FIFA World Cup South Africa and has exclusive mobile content rights for Africa and the Middle East. Visit http://www.mtn.com and http://www.mtnfootball.com.