The MTN Nigeria Foundation Limited was established for the purpose of focusing MTN Nigeria's efforts in terms of its Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives to help reduce poverty and foster sustainable development in Nigeria. In September 2004, MTN Nigeria Communications Limited consulted with a diverse group of stakeholders across the country to ascertain the needs of the Nigerian people. The findings of this rich consultative process enabled the development of a more focused strategy under the three portfolio areas, Education, Health and Economic Empowerment.
In conjunction with local and international partner organisations, MTN Nigeria Foundation remains committed to improving individual and communal lives through social investment projects that nurture people's inherent abilities, care for and respect people's dignity and help create economic value in their lives. The Foundation has been able to produce an overall positive impact on society, as evidenced in the numerous awards it has received over the years