By Dave Oso
As part of efforts to reach out to more Nigerians, the MTN Foundation (MTNF) has launched a new initiative tagged “#WhatCanWeDoTogether?’’ on its 10th anniversary celebration.
Speaking at the launch of the initiative, the Executive Secretary, Nonny Ugboma said: ‘’With the #WhatCanWeDoTogether? Intitiave, the Foundation will implement 200 projects in 200 communities across 200 local government areas in Nigeria.
“You can change your community for good with your phone. Simply dial *123*14# or visit http://foundation.mtnonline.com/do-together.
”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 local government areas in the country. These projects could be any of the following: provision of school furniture, boreholes, transformers or household items for orphanages.”
Speaking further, he said that this is a demonstration of the Foundation’s commitment to continue to complement government’s efforts in ways that can improve project development in various communities across the country.
Also, the Corporate Services Executive of MTN Nigeria, Akinwale Goodluck, said that relationship is a core value at MTN as a business.
“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.”
He adding that ‘’Entries for the initiative will end on October 9, 2015. Nigerians are expected to register the community name and their preferred project, guided by the prompts that follow after dialling the specified code.”
“It is this value and the successes we have achieved so far that inspired us to say: let’s partner with Nigerians by asking them to nominate any of these four projects: school furniture, boreholes, transformers or household items for 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,”