The 10 MTN Heroes of Change for Season 5 finalists have been named spanning Frank Abeku Adams, Benjamin Akinkang, David Hagan, Louisa Enyonam Ansah, Diana Adjei, Rev. Fr. Akologo, Dominic Alale Azumah, Justin Yelevielbayire, Mawusi Awity, Charles Ofori Antipem and Daniel Owusu Asiamah.
MTN Ghana Foundation submits the projects of the finalists span health, education and economic empowerment activities in communities they have contact with over the years.
The work of the finalists is being filmed and will be featured in a 13-week television series across TV stations; GH ONE, Adom TV, TV 3 and UTV. The ultimate winner will receive a cash prize of GHc100,000 whilst the three category winners will be awarded GHc30,000 each to be invested in their projects for wider impact. MTN Ghana Foundation will also present Special Awards to selected media personnel and young heroes who are also driving change in their respective areas.
The TV series will be followed by an award ceremony in August 2019 to announce the ultimate hero and category winners.
Mr. Samuel Koranteng, Corporate Services Executive of MTN Ghana submitted: “We are excited with the quality of projects received for season 5. We hope to support their initiatives by providing the platform to showcase their contributions and attract core support from other organizations. We look forward to crowning the ultimate winner in August 2019.”
MTN Heroes of Change Season 5 was launched in November 2018 with submission of entries ending on 25th January 2019. Since the inception of MTN Heroes of Change in July 2013, a total of forty people have been identified and recognized on MTN Heroes of Change platform for committing their personal resources to improving their communities and brightening lives.
Four out of the total number emerged the ultimate winners. They are Dr. Abrokwa-Yenkyera, a plastic surgeon and founder of Grafts Foundation, Madam Paulina Opei, founder of Save our Lives Orphanage, Genevieve Basigha founder of Research Utilization School for the Deaf and Naomi Esi Amoah of Blessed Home Orphanage.
Prior to the selection of the 10 finalist by the independent jury, a team was dispatched into the communities to authenticate and verify their projects. Following the verification process, a report was presented to the Jury for further reviews after which the top 10 projects were selected.
The MTN Ghana Foundation was established in November 2007 as the vehicle to select and implement MTN’s Corporate Social Investments. MTN Ghana Foundation has three areas of focus -Health, Education and Economic Empowerment. From inception to December 2018, the Foundation had undertaken 142 major projects across the country.
Visit http://www.mtn.com.gh/about-mtn/community/mtn-ghana-foundation for more.
By Michael Eli Dokosi/goldstreetbusiness.com