Pay TV platform StarTimes and the Nigerian arm of international charity SOS Children’s Villages have signed a memorandum of understanding.
The partnership will see the organisations aid families and empower young people by training and mentoring them, in line with United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Eghosa Erhumwunse, national director of SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria, said: “By partnering with StarTimes, SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria is helping to improve the lives of young people in the country and helping them realise and utilise their unique gifts. This is in cognisance of the YouthCan! Project, which was launched by SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria in 2017.”
“Since we commenced providing affordable digital pay TV in Nigeria, we have invested heavily in the development of youths and children in the country,” added Justin Zhang, CEO of StarTimes Nigeria.
“Partnering with SOS Children’s Villages Nigeria gives us a better opportunity to drive our effort towards making Nigerian youths more competitive globally in their chosen career by affording them a quality learning ground.”
SOS Children’s Villages builds loving, stable families for children and young people in 135 countries and territories. The charity claims to be the largest non-governmental organisation dedicated to the care of children who have lost or are at risk of losing parental care.
StarTimes is one of the leading digital television operators in Africa, serving over 10 million subscribers with about 440 channels consisting of news, movies, series, sports, entertainment, children’s programmes, fashion, religion and more.