MTN GHANA Foundation has launched its fifth edition of Heroes of Change in Accra to celebrate individual efforts in transforming the communities in which they live.
The impactful event is part of the Foundation’s commitment to constantly evolve ways and mechanisms that seek not only to make the lives of their customers brighter but also those of all other Ghanaians with their innovative products, services and projects.
Mr Selorm Adadevoh, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana, said at the launch that nothing was more inspiring than to see their vision of being an enabler of societal change being replicated in the communities through the works of the heroes.
“This is why we love to recognize those who, with little resources, do whatever it takes to touch and bring change in their own ways. All we are seeking to do is to identify these heroes, share their stories and celebrate them. Whilst we do that, we also encourage more people to take up similar causes in their communities,” he explained.
He also challenged Ghanaians, as Africans, to make a difference as that is continuously working hard to meet the needs of citizens.
He said, “As a business, innovation remains our heartbeat. Over the decades, we have lived our mantra ‘Everywhere You Go’ by extending our telecommunication services across the country by giving every Ghanaian the opportunity to benefit from a connected modern life.”
According to the CEO, in order to identify the heroes, they will acknowledge the contribution of the nominees who go their way to identify and nominate their heroes.
“As we launch Season Five of Heroes of Change, we look forward to receiving many quality nominations. The prizes are the same as last years’, the ultimate winner is a GH¢100,000.00 and category winners will receive GH¢30,000.00 [each]. These funds are expected to be used to undertake more projects and to enable the Heroes to reach more people. Special category winners will receive a GH¢10,000.00,” he pointed out.
Nomination was opened from Wednesday, November 14, 2018, and will run till Friday, January 18, 2019.
The judges to oversee the nomination process for the season are Rev Albert Ocran, Sydney Casely-Hayford and Dr Doris Yaa Dartey.