Representatives of MTS took part in an open dialogue between the Advisory Council of Adolescents of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the business community of Belarus. The meeting was held offline and was timed to coincide with World Children’s Day. Young people shared their vision of a business, an ideal employer, and analyzed the services and products available to people with disabilities.
Representatives of MTS, Kaspersky, DoubleTree by Hilton Minsk, Priorbank, etc. took part in the meeting with the UNICEF Adolescent Advisory Council and the Belarusian Association for Assistance to Disabled Children and Young Persons. Businessmen shared their own experience in corporate social responsibility.
So, while talking with the General Director of MTS, the guys learned the details of the creation and implementation of the joint project of MTS and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) #Internet Without Bullying, which is aimed at preventing bullying of children and adolescents on the Internet.
“MTS and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus have a long-standing partnership. For the fifth year, we have been implementing joint projects in the field of increasing the digital literacy of children, security in cyberspace and the effective use of technology for educational purposes. MTS, as a technology provider, strives to develop and support initiatives to create a safe digital environment for teenagers and children, because the younger generation has long been a part of the Internet community and actively uses gadgets. And the task of a socially responsible brand is to contribute to the formation of a safe online environment with the help of technological solutions and various social projects. Cooperation with the UNICEF international fund, a recognized expert in working with children and adolescents, helps to make truly significant projects and achieve high results”, – said Vladislav Andreichenko, General Director of MTS.
“We want to establish a dialogue between young people and business, so that business representatives hear what the guys care about and take this into account in their work. It is especially important that businesses know and understand the problems of the most vulnerable children, children with disabilities, children left without a mother and father, refugee children.”, — said the Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus Rustam Khaydarov.
UNICEF’s Adolescent Advisory Board is designed to enable young people to debate and voice their opinions in developing solutions to issues such as education, the environment, mental health and even business.
After the meeting, UNICEF will analyze all the proposals of the representatives of the younger generation and, perhaps, some of them will be put into practice.
As part of the joint project of MTS and the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Belarus #InternetNoBulling, special training videos and test simulators were created, tools for helping in situations of bullying were promoted: a hotline for children and adolescents and online counseling by psychologists on the website kids.pomogut .by. In addition, a fundraising campaign was organized – UNICEF sends the funds raised to the training of specialists working with victims of cyberbullying.