LIBERIA: 30 Contestants Move on to the Next Round of the Lonestar Cell MTN MoMo Heroes of Change Program
(Monrovia, Liberia) From nearly 6,000 nominations submitted by Liberians for the Lonestar Cell MTN MoMo Heroes of Change program, 30 will move on to the next stage of the competition after a rigorous vetting process.
Lonestar Cell MTN Heroes of Change program looks to highlight the selfless work done by individuals in their communities in health, education, youth, women’s development, tech solutions, and community impact and development.
In the next phase of the program, these 30 nominees will now be further screened down to 10 by a voting process that will be open to the public and the Heroes of Change panel of judges. The top ten contestants that emerge from this stage of voting will move on to the next round of voting after which five contestants will enter the grand finale.
Momo Heroes of Change Governing Council Lead, Mr. James Dorbor Jallah said that because this program is a meaningful one, the Council and the panel of judges took an extra measure to ensure the vetting process was fair and transparent for each contestan.t.
“During the vetting process, we discovered all but one of the entries cut across all the thematic areas of health, education, youth, women’s development, tech solutions, and community impact outlined in the MoMo Heroes of Change program. We created a rubric upon which all entries were rigorously judged and scored regardless of thematic area. These people are positively changing the lives of Liberians across the country, ” he said.
With the announcement of the Golden 30, Liberians will vote for their choice by dialing a- USSD code at no cost to
Lonestar Cell MTN Mobile Financial Services General Manager, Christopher Ssali said that the work being done in communities by these people is tremendous.
‘’Clearly, these people are transforming their communities. We are looking forward to recognizing and rewarding their gallant spirit, community impact, and innovativeness, “he noted.
The thirty individuals moving on to the next round of voting are:
Wainright Acquoi, Tribe;
Brenda Brewer Moore, Kid’s Educational Engagement Project;
Jarius Andrew Greaves, YONER Liberia;
Luther D. Jeke, ICampus Liberia;
Lela Precious Dolo, Help A Mother and Newborn Initiative,
Androvish Germanus Barrian, We Write Liberia;
Archie Forpoh, Innoignite;
Edmund D. Taylor & Sele Max Fuah, Smiling Faces International;
Julie McGhee, Liberia Youth Orchestra
Francis A. Varney, 4Life Zoe Company;
Tarlee A. Nuahn, Teacher’s Farm;
Fatu Saingbe Wilson, Pad4Her;
James Z.T. Browne, Impact International Liberia, Inc.
Ne-Suah B. Livingstone, Rescue for Abandoned and Children in Hardship
Thomas Tamba Bundoo, Hope for Young People, Inc.;
Clifford Payne, Never Stop Learning;
Mamadee S. Sannoh, Sunrise Film Production;
Sunrise Antoinio Marcar, Jr., Leading Youth to Foster Transformation in Africa;
Mustapha Z. Sherman, Book Before Boys;
Zhalman Harris, Aletha’s Legacy;
James Papy Kwabo, Jr., Alternative Radio;
Archie Benedict Rogers, Arch Media Agency;
Edwin Olu Bestman, Young Scholars of Liberia;
Nyaniyon M. Dorbor, Youth United for Sustainable Development;
Papa Marris, Kwatekeh FM;
Raphael E. Donokolo, II, St. John Vocational Training Institute;
Tony B. Harrison, National Scholastic Clube of Liberia;
Nathaniel Omalley Segbee Jr., Teach Liberia;
B. Massa Weeks, Girls in Technology Liberia;
Linda Playma Lloyd, Girls Education Foundation Liberia.
The MoMo Heroes of Change winners will receive financial awards to continue their community work. The first to third-place winners will receive 1.5 million Liberian dollars, 600,000 Liberian dollars, and 300,000 Liberian dollars, respectively.