Adom FM’s Vim Lady Wins Media Personality Award
Adom FM editor Afia Pokua has been crowned Media Personality of the year at the MTN Heroes of Change Season 5 program last Friday.
Her philanthropic work through the ‘Vim Foundation’ was recognized at Ghana’s foremost event celebrating individual who go out of their way to impact lives.
Afia Pokua popularly known as ‘Vim Lady’ removed hundreds of primary students who attended school under trees after her Foundation built a classsroom block for pupils of Amenam in the Eastern Region of Ghana.
She would go on to paint 12 blocks of four basic schools in Kwahu in the Eastern region including a school built in 1917 but had not seen a new look for more than 25years.
The Vim Foundation also painted a six-classroom block, which her foundation for Kumasi-Amenam in the Ashanti region.
In the course of her charitable work, the Vim Foundation donated school books toJacobu Methodist Primary and Junior High School (JHS) in the Amansie Central District of the Ashanti region. It had an empty library until the gesture.
She said she chose Jacobu Methodist School as a way to honour her mother’s alma mater during her teenage days.
The Vim Foundation has also given out medical equipment and supplies to several health facilities.
“I am more overwhelmed by the response that people have shown to the recognition MTN has given us” she told journalists.
The Multimedia journalist who started from humble beginnings, selling food by the street in Tema in the Greater Accra region paid tribute to her parents whom she said instilled in her the value of giving.
Her cash prize of 10,000 cedis, she said, will be used for a school project planned for a community in the Northern region.
CEO of MTN-Ghana, Selorm Adadevor, urged many more people to help improve and brighten lives of people wherever they find themselves.
He explained the MTN Heroes of Change is about “those who have institutionalized, structured and sustained their extraordinary selfless works.”