MTN needs help to find the unsung heroes of South Africa, and you found them! These are the heroes that went above and beyond this week.
South Africa (19 June 2020) – South Africans have braved so much over the last few months. COVID-19 has put many to the test, and in the wake of the chaos, there are unsung heroes surfacing. MTN has set out to celebrate these heroes for all they are doing during this time.
It is these stories that MTN wants to hear as it calls on all South Africans to “shout-out” their COVID-19 heroes so that they can get the recognition they deserve.
“We want to celebrate every hero that walks amongst us. It doesn’t matter who it is, or what they’ve done. Whether it’s a retail worker at your local store, your local petrol attendant, teachers who have embraced online learning, your pharmacist, your doctor, nurse, a local charity organisation, or anyone else that you feel deserves recognition, please share their stories with us,” says Jacqui O’Sullivan, Corporate Affairs Executive at MTN South Africa.
The call to celebrate the unsung heroes has been answered! South Africans have spoken, these are the #WeGoodTogether MTN heroes of Mzanzi. Stay tuned, we plan to share your heroes every week, so keep on sending them in. Take a look at this week’s unsung heroes below.
Meet Sibusiso Masombuka. A true hero and inspiration to us all. This educator and sports administrator at Greenside Highschool has shown us the power of selflessness by assisting kids with remote learning during the lockdown, so they don’t get left behind. Zbu, you’re the coolest teacher ever! Thanks for showing us that #WeGoodTogether!
One of my heroes in these unprecedented times definitely has to be @Zbu_M – who is only but the coolest teacher, for his work in assisting with remote learning so that learners do not fall behind 👨🏫
— Spura Maluda (@AppleMokoena) June 6, 2020
One Moment Foundation
Meet the One Moment Foundation. These heroes have been providing daily breakfast in their soup kitchen for people during the lockdown. They have also distributed thousands of dignity sanitation packs to homeless shelters around Johannesburg. MTN and the people of South Africa would like to thank you for all that you do. Your actions show us that #WeGoodTogether.
A special S/O to One Moment Foundation @1mfoundation 🙌🏽 My Heroes for Sure!!! They held it down and did so much for the less fortunate 🥺🙌🏽 we give thanks!!! This will forever be appreciated. ♥️ #WeGoodTogether pic.twitter.com/qAG05hQHqN
— IG: Lungile_Thembo (@Lungii_T) June 7, 2020
Meet Steven, a true South African hero and example for us all. He has been doing great work as a member of Sandton SPCA where he cares for and rehabilitates animals.
Women and Beyond
Meet Women and Beyond, A group of fierce heroines doing great things for the people of South Africa. They offer welfare help to mothers and caregivers, and they empower women in impoverished communities with
Skills development programmes and daily counselling. Their efforts have gone a long way for many lives. Thank you, for showing us #WeGoodTogether
Basha & team @WomenandBeyond supported families of children living with disabilities. Since lockdown they visited over 52 impoverished communities serving over 680 families with foods,toiletries,nappies and blankets.Virtual Counseling for youth 📲0781460388#WeGoodTogether @MTNza pic.twitter.com/x9GZQlkpnK
— Women and Beyond ®NPO:089-826 (@WomenandBeyond) June 7, 2020
To highlight your hero, or heroes, or an organisation that is doing phenomenal work, simply post their story to Instagram, Facebook or Twitter, remembering to tag @MTNza with the hashtag #WeGoodTogether. And don’t forget to @tag your hero.
Heroes will be showcased on MTN’s social media platforms and through the media, and the best stories and profiles will be showcased on the MTN Everyday Heroes mobi-site, which can be accessed by clicking here.