Liberia’s leading telecoms Lonestar Cell MTN is partnering with a number of the country’s student organisations to set up the Leadership Integrity Relationship Innovation Clubs (LIRIC), dubbed ‘Can Do’, in various universities nationwide.
The clubs are expected to improve the thoughts and attitudes of Liberian students, and to encourage them to show good behaviour and characters.
While delivering the keynote address at the launching event held at the Monrovia City Hall, Liberia’s deputy finance minister for revenue James Kollie urged students to be creative and to make sure right choices are made.
Lonestar Cell MTN CEO Tebogo Mogapi described the youth as the wealth and strength of any nation and asked them to expend their youthful energies in the pursuit of self-development, vigour and zeal, enthusiasm and passion for moral values which will take Liberia to lofty heights.
“If we must ensure a bright future for the country, we first need to strengthen and empower the youths of Liberia,” he expressed.
He urged members of the MTN club to aspire for greatness, uphold integrity, and eschew all forms of attitudes that could disenfranchise them from attaining academic excellence.
In all, more than 500 students from about seven universities participated in the launching.
LIRIC has kicked off at the University of Liberia, African Methodist Episcopal University (AMEU), the African Methodist Episcopal Zion University (AMEZU), Stella Marias University, Cuttington University and the United Methodist University.
To join the club, prospective students must be active Lonestar Cell MTN subscribers and must apply through the designated officials in their respective institutions.