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31.12.2019 Social News

MTN Ghana Foundation Gives Rousing Welcome To 250 “Christmas Babies”

MTN Ghana Foundation Gives Rousing Welcome To 250 “Christmas Babies”
LISTEN DEC 31, 2019

Accra, December 30, 2019 - As part of activities to mark the season, MTN Ghana Foundation, supported by employee volunteers of MTN Ghana have distributed 250 hampers to babies born on Christmas day across the country.

The hampers comprising baby essentials such as blankets, diapers, towels, shawls, bibs, toiletries, clothes and other baby products were distributed to mothers in 14 hospitals in 10 regions of Ghana. The hospitals are Tema General Hospital, Ashiaman Polyclinic, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Effia-Nkwanta Government Hospital, Essikado Community Hospital, Sunyani Regional Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Yendi Government Hospital, Bolga Regional Hospital, Wa Regional Hospital, Ho Government Hospital, Koforidua Government Hospital, Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, and Agogo Government Hospital.

Janet Quarshie, Senior Manager, MTN Branch Network Services who led a team of MTN volunteers in the Greater Accra region said, the donation seeks to put smiles on the faces of customers. “This is in line with the Foundation’s commitment to brighten lives through impactful Corporate Social Investments.

“It is Christmas and we are spreading the love and joy of the season by offering gifts to these unique babies. Christmas, as we all know is a season for showing love. We did this to put smiles on the faces of these mothers to make them feel loved and share in the joy of the season.

The mothers of the babies who were overjoyed commended MTN Ghana Foundation for the exceptional show of love. MTN staff volunteers in the Western region were supported by Nana Kobina Nketsia V, Omanhene of Esikado Traditional Council. At the Takoradi Government Hospital, the Deputy Director of Nursing, Ms. Justina Amo-Yartey welcomed the MTN officials and expressed her gratitude to MTN Ghana Foundation for the kind gesture.

Since 2011, the MTN Ghana Foundation has donated over 1000 hampers to babies born between 24th and 26th December. The donation is one of the many ways the MTN Ghana Foundation has helped to brighten the lives of members of the Ghanaian community. The presentation of the hampers were given to celebrate the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ.

About the MTN Foundation:

The MTN Ghana Foundation was established in November 2007 as the vehicle to select and implement MTN’s Corporate Social Investments. MTN Ghana Foundation has three areas of focus -Health, Education and Economic Empowerment. From inception to December 2018, the Foundation had undertaken 148 major projects across the country. Notable health projects include construction of a Neonatal Care Center for Tamale Teaching Hospital, refurbishment of the 2nd floor maternity block of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, construction of a maternity block for Ejisu Government Hospital, and construction of an Emergency Center for Atua Government Hospital. Education projects undertaken include: construction of a boys dormitory for Akropong School for the Blind, construction of a six-unit classroom block for Kodjonya Millennium School, establishment of 10 MTN ICT Learning Centers in each of Ghana’s 10 regions(then) and the institution of an Innovation Hub at KNUST to promote Telecoms Engineering and Research. Key projects undertaken in Economic Empowerment include the construction of shea butter processing centers, provision of seed capital and skill training for Women of Tizaa Dini Association of Yendi and the Sung Suma Women Association of Wa.

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