MTN Foundation, first corporate foundation in Cameroon, is pleased to announce the launch of its traditional #YelloXmasTree caravan on 16 December 2022 in Limbe, South-West Region. This 9th edition of our Caravan is mainly focused on internally displaced children.
Indeed, a 2020 report by the Ministry of Social Affairs indicates that there are approximately 437,000 internally displaced persons in Cameroon, most of whom are women and children, facing a serious humanitarian situation.
With the celebration of Y’ello Xmas Tree, MTN Foundation is part of the global effort to support the most vulnerable among the displaced, especially those under 15 years of age. MTN Foundation therefore hopes to enable these children to celebrate Christmas with joy while receiving gifts.
In addition to Limbe, the cities of Bamenda in the North-West Region, Bertoua in the East Region and Ebolowa in the South Region will also be visited by the #YelloXmas caravan.
Celebrating Christmas is an important activity of the MTN Foundation. Since 2013, more than 10,000 children from over 100 orphanages and foster homes have been supported through this initiative, made possible through the contribution of MTN Cameroon employees.
” MTN Foundation is particularly sensitive to issues related to the development of children notably the underprivileged. With this initiative, we continue to give them back smile and hope,” reassured Danielle MBOME, Executive Secretary of the MTN Foundation.
MTN, Cameroon’s leading telecommunications company, announces the launch of the Y’ello Xmas caravan dedicated to the celebration of the 2021 festive season with disadvantaged communities from the ten regions of Cameroon.
The city of Douala hosted the first lap of this caravan on 8 December 2021 where 150 children received their gifts from the hands of Father Christmas. The ceremony took place under the patronage of Mrs. Tracy Blewett, wife of the CEO of MTN Cameroon. She was accompanied by the Friends of MTN Foundation and members of the MTN Cameroon Women’s Development Programme.
“Dear children, we want this day to be one of your fondest memories. We have taken the opportunity offered by the end-of-year celebrations to assure you that you are not alone. And we intend to stay by your side to build a brighter future with you,” said MTN Cameroon’s General Manager of Human Resources, Mrs. Evangeline Biboum in her circumstantial address.
The cities of Limbe in the South-West region and Yagoua in the Far North region will simultaneously receive the Y’ello Xmas caravan on 15 December 2021. Then the caravan will move on to the cities of Yaounde in the Centre region, then Bafoussam in the West. The operation will enable 500 children, all internally displaced by the ongoing crises in the North-West, South-West and Far-North regions, to experience a dream Christmas.
This 8th edition of the Y’ello Xmas caravan was made possible thanks to the employees of MTN Cameroon who donated all the gifts distributed during this caravan. Initiated in 2013 by the MTN Foundation, this caravan has already brought smiles to more than 10,000 underprivileged children in 90 orphanages and foster homes across Cameroon.