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Scancom : MTN Foundation to close entries for Heroes of Change

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01/11/2019 | 05:33pm EST

Accra, Jan. 11, GNA – Management of MTNGhana Foundation has announced it will close submission of entries for MTNHeroes of Change Season Five on January 18, 2019.

A statement issued in Accra by SamuelKoranteng, the Corporate Services Executive, MTN Ghana, and copied to the GhanaNews Agency, reminded the public to nominate individuals who are makingpositive difference in their communities through various projects orexceptional social work for the MTN Heroes of Change Season Five.

The statement said after the close ofsubmission, all projects received would be reviewed and shortlisted, addingthat shortlisted projects will be pruned to 100 and thereafter to 40 andfinally to 10.

“A team will then be dispatched intothe communities to authenticate the stories of nominees. The stories of the top10 finalists will be filmed and featured in a 13-week television show or seriesafter which a grand finale event will be held to announce the winners of thevarious categories,” it added.

The ultimate winner will receive a cashprice of GH¢100,000 and category winners would be awarded GH¢30,000.00 each to be invested intheir projects for wider impact, while the rest of the six heroes will each begiven GH¢10,000.00to support their projects.

Mr Koranteng, commenting on the MTNHeroes of Change Season 5, said “We want to honour and showcase the work of themany unsung heroes in the communities, who are usually not recognised for theirwork. So we want the public to nominate ordinary people doing extraordinarythings in their communities.”

He said the special category, which wasintroduced in Season Four, had been revised in Season Five to include youthadvocates, journalists, radio and television presenters, musicians, actors andsports personalities.

Mr Koranteng explained that the winnersin the category would each receive a citation and monetary reward, which willbe invested in any Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project of theirchoice.

He said the final selection of winnersof the MTN Heroes of Change would be done by an independent panel of judgeswith diverse experiences and expertise.

MTN Heroes of Change Season Five waslaunched in November 2018. Since the inception of MTN Heroes of Change in July2013, a 40 people have been identified and recognised on the platform forcommitting their personal resources to improve their communities and brightenlives.

MTN Heroes of Change has won severalawards including the 2016 IPR Best Community Relations Programme of the Yearand CSR Programme of the Year 2015 by the Head of State Awards Scheme.


(c) 2019 Ghana News Agency (GNA) Provided by SyndiGate Media Inc. (Syndigate.info)., source Middle East & North African Newspapers

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