Tigo’s 2012 Change Leader Hayford Siaw has been selected to participate in this year’s Ford Fellowship programme in New York.
As one of the 25 participants selected from over 250 applicants around the world, he will join a select group of emerging change-makers and rising community leaders.
As part of the ‘Fellows,’ Hayford Siaw and his colleagues will attend participatory non-profit management, strategic thinking and leadership classes at the Picker Center for Executive Education, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.
They will also spend time with innovators from Yale University and interact with model non-profit, business and government leaders on how to develop win-win partnerships.
Hayford is excited about the opportunities ahead and grateful to telecommunication company Tigo and Swedish Non-Governmental Organization (NGO), Reach for Change for their multi-year support to his company, Street Library Ghana.
‘Tigo and Reach for Change have in the last three years offered both financial and business advisory services to encourage reading among children in rural Ghana,’ he said.
The Street Library Project’ is aimed at encouraging reading among children in rural Ghana. With a van and hundreds of books donated by philanthropists, Hayford moves from community to community sharing the books among the children and organising reading classes with them.
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