Mobile Telecommunication Network, popularly known as MTN which has over 4.8 million registered subscibers is touching many lives. With projects such as the MTN Foundation, MTN Heroes of change and many others, the organization has a strong mission to improve the quality of lives of people.
As a corporate social responsibility management structure established in 2007, the Mtn foundation is centered on the socio-economic development of the country through the roll out of appropriate and sustainable social interventions in communities all over the country. Injecting Gh 10 million cedis over the past five years, into 71 projects, lives are improving each day. With its global policy having a proportion of each operating units profit after tax deducted to undertake cooperate social responsibility activities, another of such project is the Mtn Heroes of change. The Mtn Heroes of change seeks to unearth and celebrate many selfless people doing amazing things in their communities across Ghana.
Meanwhile, the programme which identifies and celebrates the contributions of these heroes and heroines in the development of our societies through thousands of nominations is finally shortlisted to ten people showcased on television. With independent judges selecting winners who are supported with funds to continue their projects, the main criteria for the project is Health, Economic Empowerment and Education to empower community and national development.
BY Zion Ofosu-Hemaa Owusu(Level 300B Journalism).