Barima Antwi is one of the few people who live the phrase, “disability is not ability”.
After losing an arm in a motor accident, Barima Antwi set out to empower fellow disabled people by counselling them on the need to make more of their lives than just sitting around and feeling miserable.
He also empowers them by giving them skills training so they can be productive citizens.
Due to this extraordinary feat, he is one of 20 people selected from across the country to be featured on the MTN Heroes of Change programme, which is looking at selfless efforts in five categories: community crusader, social protection, health, environment and education.
In its eighth episode, the show is an initiative of the MTN Ghana Foundation, which aims to highlight the work of such people and eventually support them financially to execute their projects.
Another extraordinary person effecting change is Patricia Wilkins. She provides scholarships for students who otherwise would have been at home doing nothing. She has also set up her own school which students attend for next to nothing.
Hosted by Kwami Sefa Kayi, The MTN Heroes of Change is a 13-part television programme that started airing on five stations from Sunday, January 26.
On April 4th, the contestants and other invited guests will converge at the Accra International Conference Centre to declare the winner.
A panel of four judges will select winners for each category, as well as an overall winner. An amount of GH¢10,000 will go to support each category winner and the ultimate winner will receive project support of up to GH¢50,000.
MTN Heroes of Change is shown on Sundays on Crystal TV (7.30 pm); Metro TV (8.00 pm); Multi TV (8.00 pm); eTV Ghana (8.00 pm); and TV Africa (8.30 pm)