MTN Ghana has launched the third edition of the Heroes of Change project, a programme designed to acknowledge and reward the works of ordinary people, who are using their own resources to brighten the lives of people in communities.
Speaking at the launch, Cynthia Lumor, Corporate Services Executive, MTN Ghana, said the project was to recognise the efforts of individuals committing their own resources and energies to change the lives of people positively.
Through the project, Mrs. Lumor said MTN Ghana sought to encourage other Ghanaians to emulate the laudable examples of these change makers and also to empower people to pursue their vision and aspirations.
The third season, under the theme, “Who is your Hero of Change”, she noted would focus on building on the gains made in the previous editions, where communities were supported to have access to improved healthcare, expansion and increased enrolment at orphanages and other social interventions.
To celebrate individuals displaying such outstanding qualities, the Corporate Service Executive of MTN Ghana requested the public to identify and nominate people in their respective communities who have done exceptionally well for others to be honoured as heroes of change.
Mrs. Lumor noted that this year’s programme would also involve the public making contributions to support their favourite shortlisted nominees through the company’s Mobile Money platform.
Sustainability and Social Impact Senior Manager of MTN Ghana, Robert Kuzoe said the company had instituted the project as an annual event due to its impact on individuals and addressing challenges in society.
Winner of the previous season, Paulina Opei, who keeps and cares for orphans in rural communities in the Ashanti Region, expressed appreciation to MTN Ghana for supporting her in expanding and enrolling more children into her facility.