Mrs Georgina Asare-Fiagbenu, Executive Secretary of the Ghana MTN Foundation, has said the lives of millions of Ghanaians have been positively touched either directly or indirectly by the MTN Ghana Foundation.
She said the Foundation has inspired confidence and given hope to the hopeless, by investing more than $13.4 million in 142 projects within its focus areas of education, health and economic empowerment.
Mrs Asare- Fiagbenu said this during an interaction with Journalist for Business Advocacy (JBA) members in Accra on Wednesday.
According to her “the Foundation has shown commitment to the socio-economic development of the country through the roll out of appropriate and sustainable social interventions in communities all over the country.”
She added that the Foundation facilitated partnership and sharing of resources to achieve these mutual objectives.
Mrs Asare-Fiagbenu noted that the Foundation over its 10 years of existence “has 1,000 students as beneficiaries of the scholarship scheme, 60 teachers also have received study scholarships to further their education under the Teacher Improvement Award Project.
“Sixteen schools have been built, as well as 21 other Information and Communication centres built.
“Under the education project there have been three dormitories and five libraries built. The Foundation also sponsors the National Best Teacher Award.”
The Foundation is celebrating 10 years of touching lives under the theme: “Celebrating Ten years of Brightening lives, inspiring a brighter future,” which is expected to run through to March next year.
Mrs Asare-Fiagbenu indicated that they were proud of the strides the Foundation had made in ten years and were willing to invest more to transform the lives of deprived communities.
She said the Foundation would soon be handing over the Maternity Unit of the Tema General Hospital.
She added that the Foundation will officially launch the Anniversary Scholarship Project in January next year which will benefit 300 tertiary students in three years.
The MTN Ghana Foundation was established in 2007 as a single purpose vehicle to drive all MTN’s CSR initiatives in the country.
Over the years, the Foundation has received several awards for it meticulous service to the deprived including; Corporate Philanthropist of the year award 2017, Safety and well Being Award from GHACEA CSR 2017, and CSR Practitioner of the year award.
Mrs Asare-Fiagbenu said that the Foundation sought to make more impact to improve the wellbeing and quality of lives of the people.