MTN Foundation to sponsor 300 tertiary students in 2018

The MTN Ghana Foundation would in 2018 support 300 students at the tertiary level to pay their fees for their four-year degree program.

This is expected to ease the burden on parents who struggle to pay their wards fees at the tertiary level,  a senior manager with MTN Ghana Foundation, Georgina Asare Fiagbenu announced.

“What we are doing is laying a new foundation to bring more students on board the educational policies of the foundation,” she explained.

More than 1,000 students have so far benefited from the MTN scholarship schemes, she pointed out.

Georgina Asare Fiagbenu was speaking at a workshop organized by Journalists for Business Advocacy (JBA) to mark the 10 years of MTN Ghana Foundation.

MTN Ghana Foundation has supported deprived communities with over 142 major projects across the 10 regions of Ghana over the years.

Georgina Asare Fiagbenu also noted that the foundation’s contributions would also go a long way to support the government to achieve its ultimate goal of transforming lives.

“We have so far spent $13,456,375 over the 10 year period. Notable among the projects is the economic empowerment programme where we trained and assisted women in palm oil production, Shea butter making, ICT incubation projects among others” she added.

The foundation has also supported 60 teachers with scholarships, built 16 schools, 21 ICT Centres, 15 hospital and health centres, 3 dormitories, 5 libraries, 3 disability projects, and several capacity building projects.

The theme for the 10-year celebration of the MTN Ghana foundation is “Celebrating 10 years of Brightening lives, inspiring a brighter future”.

By Etornam Sey | 3FM|

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