MTN Ghana Foundation is launching Season II of the MTN Heroes of Change project on 14th April 2015.
The initiative was launched in 2013 to reward and encourage hard working Ghanaians who are bringing change to their communities and the country as a whole.
As part of the project, members of the public were asked to nominate people who have supported their communities in the areas of Education, Health, Economic Empowerment, Community Crusading, Environment and Social Protection.
MTN received more than six hundred nominations. A total of 20 nominees where finally shortlisted by a jury made up of renowned citizens including Rev. Albert Ocran (Motivational Speaker), Dr. Doris Dartey (Communications Consultant), Mr. Mohammed Awal (Publisher) and Mr. Sidney Casely Hayford ( Economist).
MTN televised the inspiring stories of the 20 nominees on select TV stations across the country. At the end of Season I, Dr Abrokwa Yankyera, a plastic surgeon and founder of the Graft Foundation emerged the winner. He received a cash prize of GHC50,000, a citation and a plaque for his work. In all six people were recognised for playing an active role in their communities.
Season II of the project is expected to take the project to a higher level.
The MTN Ghana Foundation has over the years invested significant resources to improve the lives of millions of people in Ghana. The projects are all focused on improving access to Health, Education and Economic Empowerment.