MTN Ghana Foundation has premiered Season 6 of its Heroes of Change TV series on GTV, U TV and TV 3. Following this, the series will air weekly for the next 13 weeks.
The second episode of the MTN Heroes of Change TV series will air this weekend on Saturday on UTV at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday on GTV at 5:00 p.m. and TV3 at 5:20 p.m. The episode will highlight the story of Patience Agana, an unemployed woman who set up a COVID-19 relief fund to support people in small communities in the Upper East region. Through her initiative, she was able to impact the lives of 500 people who were negatively affected due to COVID-19 related restrictions in Ghana.
This episode will be followed by stories of other finalists who have made a significant impact in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic in the country across all three focus areas of the MTN Ghana Foundation: Health, Education and economic empowerment. The 10 finalists are Cecilia Fiaka, David Hagan, Ebeyeyie Foundation, Gloria Sarkodie, Henry A. Ankrah, Patience Agana, Portia Gabor, Prof. K. Bobi Barimah, Prof. William K. Ampofo and Rhoda Wedam Kodoa.
The 13-week TV series premiered last weekend with the story of Professor K. Bobi Barimah, Executive Director of Plant Medicine Research Center, Mampong Akuapim. The story highlighted how Professor Barimah leveraged his role during the peak of COVID-19 to find local solutions to deal with the COVID-19 situation in Ghana.
Commenting on the Heroes of Change, MTN Ghana’s Senior Director of Corporate Communications, Ms. Georgina Fiagbenu said, “This season is about ordinary people who have taken the initiative to help others during a difficult time. We are pleased to present the work of our COVID-19 heroes on television. It’s our way of honoring them for their selflessness. More importantly, COVID-19 is still with us, and we believe that with the support we provide nominees, they will be able to expand their projects to benefit more people within their communities.”
MTN Heroes of Change was launched in July 2013 with the aim of identifying and recognizing selfless people who continue to sacrifice their time and resources to improve their communities and brighten their lives. Since its creation, 50 heroes have been recognized and rewarded for their contributions to society, 5 of which have become the big winners of Heroes of Change.
Due to its impact, MTN Heroes of Change has won several awards, including Best Community Relations Program from IPR 2016 and CSR Program of the Year 2015 by the Head of State Awards (HoSA) program.