The fifth edition of MTN Ghana’s Heroes of Change which recognizes and rewards the efforts of Ghanaians making substantial contributions in their communities out of the ordinary has been launched.
The MTN Foundation is a structure established within the MTN Group with the aim to have responsibility of a broad community impacting and supporting national and international development priorities as part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities. The MTN heroes of Change is one of the most transformational projects the MTN Ghana Foundation has embarked upon. The MTN heroes of change initiative seeks to identify, celebrate and support individuals who make extraordinary contribution to their communities and the country at large. At the launch of the season 5 edition, Chief executive officer, MTN Ghana, Selorm Adedevoh said “it is those seemly small act of kindness, small act of support that’s what really Heroes of Change is.
There are all these people out there in small communities who have absolutely nothing but just out of the share will of their heart, their will to do good on earth and to help people around them they go out there and they find a way to support other people. This is our vision as MTN to impact social change whether by money or not but it’s the will of change that’s really important and this is why we are supporting and continue to support the heroes of change” he said He also urged Ghanaians to identify a person or a group making extraordinary contributions in the community to take the first step towards giving them an opportunity to be recognized and rewarded by nominating them for the MTN Hero of Change award.
“MTN Heroes of Change is about honoring individuals who make extraordinary contributions to their communities in a sustained manner. In identifying the Heroes, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of the nominees, who go out of their way to identify and nominate their heroes. Without them there will be no Heroes of change and we appreciate their effort” He added The event which was held in Accra on November 14, 2018, saw several personalities as well as winners from previous seasons, making appearance at the program. Judges, Rev. Albert Ocran, Sydney Casely Hayford and Dr. Doris Yaa Dartey who oversaw the selection process for Season 5 have been retained and will steer the initiative this year and select an ultimate winner.
The 2018 MTN Hero of Change will receive an ultimate prize of GHC100, 000 and each category winner will receive 30,000 cedis this is to enable them undertake more projects and enable the heroes reach more people. Nominations are open from Wednesday 14th November 2018 to 11:59 pm on Friday 18th January, 2019.