Ghana’s leading telecommunication giant MTN rewarded ten nominees for the 2022 edition of Heroes of Change, which saw nominees from all over the country who played important roles in changing lives within their communities during the peak of COVID-19.
Heroes Of Change has been one of the projects from MTN Ghana Foundation that has changed and motivated people who have gone the extra mile to positively impact the lives and narratives of others. In the 2022 edition of the program, nominees were drawn from different backgrounds and fields of work including the Ghana Journalists Association’s (GJA’s) Journalist of the Year, Portia Gabor.
Portia used her field to cover challenges within three key areas – Health, Education and Economic Empowerment, during the break of COVID-19, and she continued to highlight these areas to date. She joined the Heroes of Change program together with other nominees – Cecilia Fiaka, David Hagan, Isaac Ofori, Gloria Sarkodie, Henry A. Ankrah Patience Agana, Prof. K. Bobi Barimah, Prof. William K. Ampofo and Rhoda Wedam Kodoa, each nominee took a citation and GH¢20,000 from MTN Ghana Foundation to boost their desire to continue with the work to change lives of the less-privileged with communities across the country.
MTN Ghana’s expression of appreciation for the work done by these nominees in combating COVID-19 was illuminated by the Chief Executive Officer, Selorm Adadevoh; “The work of these Heroes of Covid was evident in the heartwarming stories we have highlighted over the past 12 weeks”.
“I believe that the work of our COVID Heroes will encourage other Ghanaians to emulate their laudable examples. And talking about that, let me take this opportunity to congratulate all MTNers who have taken on their own Community improvement projects and are using their own resources to champion community change and growth”, he added.
He concluded by also expressing his gratitude to the jury – motivational speaker and preacher, Rev. Albert Ocran; a business and financial analyst, Sydney Casely-Hayford, and a journalist and gender advocate, Oheneyere Gifty Anti, for their contribution to making the program successful.
This year’s grand finale was held at Labadi Beach Hotel, with traditional music performances and also from MTN Hitmaker Kurl Songx.
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