Finalists of MTN Heroes of Change season five are all gunning for the ultimate prize ahead of the grand finale on Friday.
Season five focused on education, health, and economic empowerment, with the ultimate winner receiving a whopping ¢100,000, while category winners would receive GH¢30,000.
In an interview, 26-year-old entrepreneur, Charles Ofori Antipem was grateful to MTN for the exposure.
The science education advocate said he has been encouraged to do more to reach a lot more people in his campaign.
“I hope everyone enjoys themselves and have a lot of fun and I would be happy for whoever wins because they will have the opportunity to actualise their vision so may the best man win” he added.
Another contender, Justin Yelevielbayire, a biogas engineer is hoping to win the ultimate price to contribute to the socio-economic development of Ghana.
“I pray all the finalists get to the program safely. All our individual visions will be actualised through this platform so that all the people involved in this will be able to impact their societies positively to help build mother Ghana and the world at large” he stated.
Nominee, Benjamin Akinkang thinks it is an open contest and everyone is capable of winning the ultimate prize.
“I expect that anybody at all can win. We are all in the service for mankind so I don’t see it as s competition because the winner will use it for the good of mankind” he stated.
Madam Mawusi Nudekor Awity, Executive Director of the National Vocational Institute is confident of emerging the ultimate winner.
Through her Network of Women In Growth (NEWIG GHANA), a self-funded project based in Dansoman, she believes she winning GH¢100,000 will enable her to train a lot of female entrepreneurs.
“Like any normal human being, I’m expecting to win the overall best finalist. Because I need the resources to champion other initiatives I have implemented” Madam Awity noted.
Rev. Fr. Akologo Dominic Azumah brings ‘Father Farms’ to improve lives prayed for a successful event on Friday.
The Catholic Priest and farmer has introduced technology into farming and improving the lives of the youth and their families in Binduri, Bawku in the Upper East Region.
“I expect that anybody at all will can win. We are all in the service for mankind so I don’t see it as competition because the winner will use it for the good of mankind” he said.
An agri-business investor, Frank Abeku Adams is hoping to win the ultimate prize to improve literacy in Ekumfi district.
With his widow’s mite, he has been able to stock the libraries at the senior high school and basic schools with the right books which have improved the level of literacy and education in the Ekumfi District.
Through his project, Book the Shelve, Frank Abeku Adams is not just putting smiles on the faces of pupils and students in Ekumfi but improving their lives alongside.
“I’m actually hoping to win the grand prize to enable me to actualize my vision of eradicating illiteracy and book scarcity in Ekumfi district” he noted.
David Asiamah, who has impacted about 1,000 lives as a missionary is expecting to emerge the ultimate winner.
With the passion to offer practical education and skills to the most deprived in society, he said the ¢100,000 will help him reach more people.
“I’m expecting to win the grand prize to be able to help the many diseases riddled people, especially those in need of plastic surgeries so that their lives will see a transformation” he added.
The founder of Aseda Foundation, Diana Adjei who runs an institution that takes prostitutes off the streets and equips them with trades that secures their lives said her wish is to win
“I hope that God helps me win so that I can continue to help train people in diverse crafts, for free, as I have been doing as a foundation for two years and four months now”.
Louisa Enyonam Ansah, a physically challenged who never gave up on her dream of helping others is hoping to build disability-friendly schools if she wins the ultimate prize.
“If I’m the ultimate winner, I would put up disability-friendly schools for the disabled and those freshly discharged from rehab centres, so they don’t end up on the streets”.
Daniel Owusu Asiamah, whose passion is to offer practical education and skills to deprived society, believes offering free education is the best investment in the youth.
The only reason he wants to win the ultimate prize is to enable him to invest more in children.
“I want Ghanaians to know that free education is doable. I’ve been doing it for so many years without any government support. I pray that I win so that I would be able to do more for the many in need” he stressed.
The MTN Heroes of Change program that recognises, celebrates and supports the contribution of selfless individuals who sacrifice their time and resources to help in the development of their communities as well as brighten lives, has announced the names of the 10 finalists for Season Five.
Since the inception of MTN Heroes of Change in July 2013, a total of forty people have been identified and recognized on MTN Heroes of Change platform for committing their personal resources to improve their communities and brightening lives. Four out of the total number emerged ultimate winners.