Heroes of Change, a program designed to honor individuals who are making a change in their communities, has launched its fifth edition in Accra.
Organized by MTN Ghana under its foundation, Heroes of Change seeks to recognize, reward Ghanaians whose efforts in their respective communities have impacted and changed lives.
“It is those seemly small acts of kindness, a small act of support that’s what really Heroes of Change is,” said Selorm Adadevoh, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of MTN Ghana during the launch at MTN’s headquarters in Accra on Wednesday, November 15.
“There are all these people out there in small communities who have absolutely nothing but just out of the share will of their heart, their will to do good on earth and to help people around them they go out there and they find a way to support other people.
“This is our vision as MTN to impact social change whether by money or not but it’s the will of change that’s really important and this is why we are supporting and continue to support the heroes of change.
“MTN Heroes of Change is about honoring individuals who make extraordinary contributions to their communities in a sustained manner. In identifying the Heroes, we would like to acknowledge the contribution of the nominees, who go out of their way to identify and nominate their heroes. Without them, there will be no Heroes of change and we appreciate their effort.”
This year, Rev. Albert Ocran, Sydney Casely Hayford, and Dr Doris Yaa Dartey form a jury to oversee the nomination process. The same personalities oversaw the season 4.
The ultimate winner according to MTN, will walk home with GHC100,000 and each category winner will receive 30,000 cedis to enable them undertake more projects and enable the heroes reach more people.