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IHS Côte d'Ivoire Sponsors National Web Art Creativity Competition

July 5, 2024, Abidjan: IHS Côte d'Ivoire, part of the IHS Holding Limited (NYSE: IHS) group, one of the largest independent owners, operators, and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count, announces its third annual sponsorship of the National Web Art Creativity Competition, organized by the Ministry of National Education and Literacy.

The Web Art Creativity Competition provides a platform for students and educators across Côte d'Ivoire to express their creativity using computers and related technologies such as tablets, smartphones, and drones. Organized by the Directorate of School Life of the Ministry of National Education and Literacy, the competition is an integral part of the annual National Festival of Arts and Culture in Schools. Since 2022, when IHS Cote d'Ivoire began its sponsorship of the competition, more than 205 secondary schools and 410 students have enrolled.

IHS Côte d'Ivoire is committed to helping increase educational opportunities through improved mobile connectivity and community engagement. Under this sponsorship, the company will donate a computer lab, comprising of 30 computers and high-speed internet access, to the winning school.

Fatim Cissé, CEO, IHS Côte d'Ivoire, commented, "IHS Côte d'Ivoire aims to help inspire young people to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields, and we are delighted to support the Web Art Creativity Competition. By donating a computer lab, we hope to provide young people with the resources they need to learn and succeed in an increasingly digital world.”

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About IHS Towers: IHS Towers is one of the largest independent owners, operators and developers of shared communications infrastructure in the world by tower count and is solely focused on the emerging markets. The Company has over 40,000 towers across its 10 markets, including Brazil, Cameroon, Colombia, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kuwait, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa and Zambia. For more information, please email: [email protected] or visit: www.ihstowers.com

About Web Art Creativity: The Web Art Creativity initiative encourages digital creativity among students and educators, promoting skills in digital technology and responsible use of digital tools for educational purposes. As part of FENACMIS, it aims to celebrate cultural diversity and nurture creativity among youth in Côte d'Ivoire. For more information, please email: [email protected] or visit: www.education.gouv.ci

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