Tigo change leader goes to Columbia University

Hayford Siaw
Hayford Siaw

Mr Hayford Siaw, Tigo’s 2012 Change Leader, has been selected to participate in this year’s Ford Fellowship programme in New York.

Mr Siaw was one of the 25 participants selected from more than 250 applicants around the world, and would join a group of emerging change-makers and rising community leaders.

A statement issued by the Tigo office and copied to the Ghana News Agency in Accra, said as part of the fellowship programme, Mr Siaw and his colleagues would attend participatory non-profit management, strategic thinking, and leadership classes at the Picker Centre for Executive Education, School of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University.

The participants would 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.

Mr Siaw expressed satisfaction about the opportunity and thanked management of Tigo Telecommunication Company and Swedish 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.

Source: GNA

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