MTNF honours nominators, opens phase two of empowerment scheme
MTN Foundation (MTNF) has appreciated the 200 nominators who recommended their communities for intervention projects in the first phase of the What Can We Do Together (WCWDT) initiative.
The appreciation party, graced by members of the National Assembly and other dignitaries, marked the close of the first lap and launch of the second phase.
During the first phase (Phase 1), 200 projects, including electricity transformers, school furniture and household items were delivered to select orphanages in 200 communities across 200 local councils in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Speaking at the event, MTNF Chairman, Prince Julius Adelusi-Adeluyi, said: “The What Can We Do Together project is a unique one. It is a project we cherish so dearly, because it is for Nigerians and by Nigerians. We at the MTN Foundation are pleased that we have this opportunity to impact the lives of Nigerians across the country and we thank the government for their support, and all our partners for making this possible.”
In her remarks, MTN Executive and Director of the Foundation, Amina Oyagbola, noted: “Over 36,000 nominations were received in three weeks in phase 1. The eventual selection of 200 communities as beneficiaries was done after a rigorous vetting process. The experience of this project is awesome and it was very fulfilling to see the smiles and cheers of people in the various communities we visited. We are happy to have worked with the various nominators who are change agents in their communities to positively impact lives and we congratulate all the 200 nominators.
“Due to the success of the phase 1 and our continuous commitment to support government’s efforts in improving the quality of lives among Nigerians, we have launched Phase 2 of the ‘What Can We Do Together’ initiative. Again, we use this medium to call on Nigerians to nominate their communities to benefit from this initiative,” she added.
The second lap is to focus on donations of electricity transformers, boreholes, school furniture and medical supplies to community healthcare centres.
Consequently, nominations have begun and close on June 1 this year.