500 hampers were given to newborns born over Christmas across the nation by the MTN Ghana Foundation and volunteer employees.
The ladies who gave birth in 30 hospitals in 16 districts received the hampers, each of which contained blankets, diapers, wipes, towels, shawls, bibs, softeners, toiletries, outfits, and other newborn necessities. Each woman receives GHc100 worth of airtime in addition to infant necessities.
Effia Nkwanta Government Hospital, Koforidua Government Hospital, Cape Coast Teaching Hospital, Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, Worawora Hospital, Sunyani Municipal Hospital, Kwatire Health Center, Abrafi Hospital, Hwediem Government Hospital, Tamale Teaching Hospital, Saboba Government Hospital, and Naleri were among the hospitals where mothers received the supplies. The others include Kumasi Maternal and Child Health Hospital, Jirapa Hospital, Damongo Hospital, Salaga Hospital, Bolga Regional Hospital, Bongo District Hospital, Wa Regional Hospital, and Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital.
MTN Ghana Foundation’s Manager for Sustainability and Social Impact, Mrs. Rhoderlyn Entsua-Mensah, stated in Accra that the contribution was a part of plans made by the organization to make mothers’ Christmases brighter.
As we all know, the holiday season is a time for giving and sharing, so she said, “With these donations, we wish to bring joy to moms everywhere.”
MTN Ghana Foundation was thanked by Portia Ocloo Enam Aku, Senior Midwifery Officer at the Maternity Unit of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, for putting smiles on the moms’ faces. We appreciate your kindness towards moms and infants, she remarked.
The women who got the surprise Christmas baby gifts were ecstatic to receive them. They praised MTN Ghana Foundation for the extraordinary display of affection. “I am incredibly thrilled and appreciative to the MTN Ghana Foundation for the present, but I am also startled since I wasn’t expecting it,” one of the mothers, Dorcas, said.
The Chief Customer Relations Officer of MTN, Mrs. Jemima Kotei Walsh, oversaw the MTN staff volunteers in the Southern Business Districts. Charles Osei-Akoto, Regional Technical Head, Prince Owusu Nyarko, Senior Manager for the Southwest, and Steven Asare, Area Sales Manager for the Southeast, led the teams in the Northern Business District.
Since 2011, newborns born between December 24 and December 26 have received gifts from the MTN Ghana Foundation. The gift is just one of the many ways the MTN Ghana Foundation has met the health needs of several people and medical facilities in Ghana.