Season III of the award winning MTN Heroes of Change programme will reach its climax on Friday, 19th, May 2017 at the National Theatre.
The programme, which includes a 13-week TV series highlighting how ordinary Ghanaians are transforming lives in the areas of health, education and economic empowerment, will climax when nominees are recognised and rewarded for valuable contributions in their communities.
The top 10 nominees are engaged in some of the most compelling and enterprising social interventions in their communities. They include Joseph Asakibeem, Dr. Michael Adusei-Nsowah, Genevieve Basigha, Ibrahim Bafara Alhassan, Nana Prof. Osei Kofi Darkwa III, Joanna Mansa Deegbe, John Amankrah-Essel. The others are Rev. Fr. Moses Asaah Awinongya, Rev. Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson and James Jack Dawson.
During the event on 19th May, 2017 the ultimate MTN Hero of Change will walk away with GH¢100,000 to support his/her work, andthree category winners will each receive Gh₵30,000.
The other six finalists will also receive Gh₵10,000 each.
Guests at the awards event will be entertained by Kofi Kinaata, OJ, Nana Ampadu and Osei Korankye.
Commenting on the upcoming event, the Executive Director of MTN Ghana Foundation, Mrs. Cynthia Lumor, said: “MTN Heroes of Change tells the amazing stories of people who have worked hard to make a positive difference in the lives of others. We hope that by highlighting the examples they have set, we motivate more people to transform their communities and small and big ways.”
She added, “We thank all the nominees for going the extra mile to positively impact society through their projects. Everyone is a winner and we wish all finalists the very best in this final event.”
Season III of MTN Heroes of Change programme was launched in September 2016, when members of the public were invited to submit entries Over 2,400 entries were received screened and shortlisted to an initial 100, and then 30.
A team visited then each of the project sites to verify the submissions. The panel of four judges selected the top 10 projects which were televised over a 13-week period from March 2017.
The panel of judges are Rev. Albert Ocran (Motivational Speaker), Dr. Doris Dartey (Communications Consultant), and Mr. Sydney Casely Hayford (Economist).
Story: News Desk