Ten persons have had their projects shortlisted for this year’s MTN Heroes of Change reality by MTN Ghana Foundation, which says it is determined to produce another credible hero.
The MTN Heroes of Change programme recognises selfless people who sacrifice their time and resources to improve their communities and brighten lives in areas such as health, education and economic empowerment.
MTN Heroes of Change 2018 10 Finalists
Naomi Esi Arku Amoah. She is an evangelist and the founder of the Royal Seed Home in Kasoa. Through her project, Naomi has catered for over 100 street children; some of whom were abandoned as babies
Linat Osman Kundaribuo: She is a teacher and a founder of the Teen Mum Project in Tamale. Linat is dedicated to assisting teen mums and ensuring they either go back to school or learn employable skills. Currently, she has about 150 teen mums under her Project.
Emmanuel Annobil: He is the Founder of the Mental Health NGO in Kaneshie. This Project is dedicated to rehabilitating mentally challenged persons on the streets. Emmanuel uses various platforms such as TV and Radio to sensitize the public on issues of mental health.
Ayisha Fuseini: She established Asheba Enterprise, a shea butter processing centre in Sorugu, Tamale. The centre currently supports over 600 women from 10 different surrounding communities in the North who bring the raw material for her to process.
Dr. Quincy Attipoe: He is the Founder of the Smile Village Foundation, an ICT Learning Center based in Anyako, Volta Region. The project was established to help the rural community learn the fundamentals in ICT. The Centre is equipped with about 60 computers, which are accessible to both adults and children within the community.
Dr. Dzifa Dey: Dr. Dey set up the Rheumatology Initiative to provide education, advocacy and research into autoimmune rheumatic conditions in Ghana and Africa with special focus on young and adolescent persons with Rheumatology. Over the past five years, over 128 patients have been supported with lifesaving treatments.
Rev. Senatu Nangtogma: Through her Tumakavi Project, Rev. Nantogma has economically empowered hundreds of women in the Northern Region through initiative such as farming, soap making, dressmaking and many more.
Serwah Quaynor: She is the founder of the Autism Awareness Care & Training Centre (AACTC). She has for the past 20 years, created awarenss about autism and supported persons affected by the disability.
Prince Oduro Williams: Prince is the founder of Doctors in the Gap; an initiative by the African Rights Initiative International that is committed to addressing the primary and critical health needs of millions of people in under-served communities and has served over 300,000 people since its inception.
Josephine Agbo Nettey: Josephine is the Founder of the Integrated Development in Focus. Her NGO is focused on training rural farmers mostly women in modern farming methods. The NGO has provided employable skills to over 120 active women farmers and contributed to the regeneration of degraded lands.