MTN Foundation (MTNF) has begun the implementation of the second phase of its ‘What Can We Do Together?’ Initiative which would impact 200 communities, following the receipt of 92,000 entries.
The foundation has commenced verification visits to 1,039 short-listed communities, from which 200 communities spread across the six geo-political zones in Nigeria would be selected to benefit from its corporate social responsibility (CSR) efforts.
According to the foundation’s executive secretary, Nonny Ugboma, the initiative is a unique project aimed at putting smiles on the faces of individuals in forgotten communities through the provision of some basic amenities which complement government’s efforts at improving the quality of lives in communities across the country.”
Speaking further, Ugboma revealed that, in the second phase of the project, the foundation would focus on donating electricity transformers, boreholes, school furniture and medical supplies to community health care centres.
Also, he disclosed that the donations to the 200 communities would include; 20 transformers and 20 boreholes. About 80 schools would receive school furniture, while 80 primary health care centres would get medical supplies.
In Phase One of the initiative, 200 projects were successfully delivered to 200 communities across 200 local government areas in the 36 states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).