MTN’s life changing television programme, Heroes of Change, is almost half way through its planned schedule of 13 weeks on television as it enters its sixth episode tomorrow.
This weekend, Solomon Boateng and Dennis Chirawura from the Brong Ahafo and Upper East regions respectively will tell stories of how they are helping bring relief to the inhabitants of their communities.
Solomon Boateng engages in general developmental projects to help advance his community. He has built boreholes and wells to give the community a safe source of drinking water, and has also helped build clinics to help with the provision of health care. Further, he has helped build and renovate schools to improve literacy.
Whereas Mr. Chirawura, through his CLASSONE literacy project, helps young people who are not in school go back to school by providing free literacy training both in their local languages and English. His main target group is people from the ages of 12 to 28.
The 13-part television programme, an initiative of the MTN Ghana Foundation, which started airing on five stations from Sunday, January 26 and hosted by Kwami Sefa Kayi, aims at highlighting the work of such people and eventually support them financially to execute their projects.
The two personalities are among 20 people selected from across the country to be featured on the MTN Heroes of Change programme which is looking at selfless efforts in five categories: community crusader, social protection, health, environment and education.
A panel of four judges will select winners for each category, as well as an overall winner. An amount of GH¢10,000 will go to support each category winner and the ultimate winner will receive project support of up to GH¢50,000.
The MTN Heroes of Change is shown on Sundays on Crystal TV (7.30 pm); Metro TV (8.00 pm); Multi TV (8.00 pm); eTV Ghana (8.00 pm) and TV Africa (8.30 pm).