Three nominees of the Season 3 of the MTN Heroes of Change (HOC) have been aired on television.
The three nominees were Joseph Asakibeem, Rev. Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson and Dr. Michael Edusei-Nsowah.
Mr. Joseph Asakibeem (short code name “JOSEPH”), who appeared in the episode one, is based in Sirigu in the Upper East Region. He provides medical aid to children born with varying deformities.
He also educates the community about the true state of these children while encouraging them to desist from killing them as they are falsely perceived as “spirit children.”
His project is supported by Afrikids UK through Afrikids Ghana.
Through funding from the Catholic Church, friends and other individuals, Father Benson has been able to cater for the needs of marginalised HIV/AIDS persons.
His “Matthew 25” house has provided spiritual, emotional and financial support to individuals affected by HIV/AIDS.
Through his rural eye health project, Dr. Edusei-Nsowah has helped numerous people with varying eye problems.
While the project started with a loan, it is largely self-funded. Dr. Edusei-Nsowah travels to health facilities in Asonomaso in the Ashanti Region to give medical help to people who require eye treatment. Beneficiaries pay a token of 5 Ghana cedis for consultation services.
The 4th episode, which is expected to be aired this weekend, will feature Rev. FR. Moses Asaah (short code name “MOSES”). Father Asaah owns a nongovernmental organisation (NGO).
And through his NGO, Regentropfen Education Foundation, Rev. Asaah takes care of orphans and other needy children within Namoo in the Upper East Region. He does this by providing shelter and food.
He has also set up a scholarship fund which helps brilliant and needy children in Namoo.
MTN Heroes of Change was first launched in July 2013 with the aim of identifying and recognising selfless people who continue to sacrifice their time and resources to improve their communities and brighten lives.
A Plastic Surgeon and Founder of Grafts Foundation, Dr. Abrokwa-Yenkyera, emerged the ultimate winner for the maiden edition of MTN Heroes of Change in 2014. Madam Paulina Opei, founder of the Save Our Lives Orphanage, emerged the Hero of Change for Season II.
The selection of winners’ projects is done by an independent panel of judges composed of Rev. Albert Ocran (Motivational Speaker), Dr. Doris Dartey (Communications Consultant), Mr. Mohammed Awal (Publisher) and Mr. Sidney Casely-Hayford (Economist).
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