The hampers, each comprising blankets, diapers, towels, shawls, bibs, toiletries, clothes and other baby essentials were distributed to mothers in 11 hospitals in four regions of Ghana. Mothers with multiple births were given additional hampers for each baby.
“It is with great joy that we offer gifts to these unique babies,” he said. “Christmas, as we all know is a season for showing love. We did this to put smiles on the faces of these mothers to make them feel loved and share in the joy of the season.
The mothers of the babies who were overjoyed commended MTN Ghana Foundation for the exceptional show of love. One of the mothers who had delivered twins said, “this is my best Christmas. I will surely tell my babies when they grow up that MTN brought them lovely gifts when they were born just as the wise men did for Jesus”.
Since 2011, the MTN Ghana Foundation has donated over 1000 hampers to babies born between 24th and 26th December. The donation is one of the many ways the MTN Ghana Foundation has helped to brighten the lives of members of the Ghanaian community. The presentation of the hampers was given to celebrate the occasion of the birth of Jesus Christ.
Since its inception in 2007, the MTN Foundation has improved access to healthcare by building hospital blocks and CHPS Compounds and donated medical equipment to various health centres. Some health projects the MTN Ghana Foundation has undertaken include the construction of a Neonatal Care Center for Tamale Teaching Hospital, refurbishment of the 2nd floor maternity block of the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital, construction of a maternity block for Ejisu Government Hospital the provision of an Emergency Center for Atua Government Hospital. In all the Foundation invested has invested in about 140 projects across the country.