Genevieve Basigha has been named as the winner for the 2017 edition of MTN’s Heroes of Change.
The speech and hearing impaired lady, beat off competition from nine other finalists to win the coveted award.
Genevieve has established a special school at Obuasi to assist deaf and dumb children with education emerged winner of the third edition of the MTN Heroes of Change programme.
For her prize she was awarded a plague, a citation and a cheque for the GHC100, 000.
Upon announcement as being the ultimate winner, Genevieve received a spontaneous standing ovation and wild jubilation from the audience.
The Executive Director of MTN Ghana Foundation, Cynthia Lumor, who announced the ultimate winner, lauded Genevive’s virtue and praised her determination to assist children whose plights are similar to hers to seek an education so they can be more useful to society while enjoying a fulfilled life.
Speaking through a translator, Genevive was full of praise to God for honouring her and her dedicated staff who continue to support her even under very uncomfortable conditions.
The other finalists include Joseph Asakibeem, Dr Michael Adusei-Nsowah, Ibrahim Bafara Alhassan, John Amankrah-Essel, Joana Mansah Deegbe, Nana Prof. Osei Kofi Darkwa III, Rev Fr. Dr. Moses Asaa Awinongya, Rev Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson and James Jack Dawson.
Three other finalists won GHC30, 000 each in the various categories of the awards. They are Rev. Moses Asaah, Rev. Monsignor Alex Bobby Benson and Jack James Dawson who all came tops in the education, health, and economic empowerment categories respectively.
Each of the 10 finalists also took away GHC10, 000, a certificate of recognition and a plaque.
The MTN Heroes of Change programme is a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program of the MTN Ghana Foundation, designed to tell the stories of Ghana’s humanitarian heroes and heroines and to celebrate them for giving back to their communities in extraordinary and impactful ways.
By: Pius Amihere Eduku/citibusinessnews.com/Ghana