MTN Foundation (MTNF) has launched a new initiative tagged “#WhatCanWeDoTogether? on its 10th anniversary celebration in an effort to help more Nigerians live a better life.
For a project to be done in a community, people in the community are expected to register the community name and their preferred project, guided by the prompts that follow after dialing the specified code.
The Executive Secretary, MTNF, Nonny Ugboma, at the launch of the initiative over the weekend in Lagos said:?”You can change your community for good with your phone simply by dialing *123*14# or visit http://foundation.mtnonline.com/do-together.
[pull_quote_center]“By partnering with the MTN Foundation, a community of your choice could be a beneficiary of any of 200 projects to be implemented in 200 communities across 200 LGAs in the country. These projects could be any of the following: provision of school furniture, boreholes, transformers or household items for orphanages.”[/pull_quote_center]
Ugboma said the initiative is a demonstration of the Foundation’s commitment to continue to compliment government’s efforts in ways that can improve project development in various communities across the country.
Commenting, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Nigeria, Akinwale Goodluck, based the initiative on the relationship between the company and the country as ‘relationship is a core value at MTN as a business’.
He said: “MTN and the MTN Foundation uphold the company’s core value of building and sustaining relationships. Looking at what the Foundation has achieved in a decade, relationship plays an integral part in the success story of impact on millions of Nigerians in the areas of Education, Health and Economic Empowerment.”
Goodluck said it is the value and the successes they have achieved so far that inspired them to partner with Nigerians by asking them to nominate any of these four projects: school furniture, boreholes, transformers or household items to orphanages, for their communities.
“Through this nomination a community of your choice could benefit from one of these projects and we are going to implement this in 200 communities,” he said.
Entries for this initiative will end on October 9, 2015.
MTNF has spent over N13 billion over the last decade on 344 project sites across the 36 states of the federation including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).