I strongly believe that the voice of every woman-young or old, black or white, rich or poor, educated or uneducated, abled or disabled living in every spot of this world must be heard and respected from the bedroom to the boardroom.
From the developed cities with tarred streets to the forgotten, unknown and unnumbered villages and bushy paths, women’s voices remain vital in the development of any community or nation.
As a girl, I loved to speak on behalf of my peers on radio; advocating for the rights of children on ‘Curious- Minds’ weekly radio program.
As a young woman, I led discussions as a radio presenter for a youth program –‘Youth Action’ on radio Ghana where global issues that affect young people including girls and young women were discussed with young people as the panel for the discussions.
Using the power of the pen I wrote a number of feature stories in a national Youth magazine sponsored by the United Nations Populations Fund (UNFPA) called GHAYA now The Spring Board on issues that affect girls including HIV and AIDS, Teenage Pregnancy and other Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health issues.
With a strong belief that the development and empowerment of girls and women is vital, I grabbed the opportunity to work with and for girls in rural community on PLAN Ghana/Curious Minds Rights of the Child Radio Project.
On this project, I led community -based activities on the education, promotion and protection of young people including girl’s rights. I also trained these girls on basic broadcasting skills and broadcasting ethics. The voices of these girls and other children on issues that affected them in their community were recorded and broadcasted. These girls speak on radio about issues that affect them in their community.
As I worked with these girls, their voices touched my heart and tormented me leading to the setting up The Greight Foundation, a registered Non -Governmental Organization (NGO) dedicated to researching, advocating and empowering girls and women.
My involvement in all of this inspired me to apply for the World Pulse maiden Voices of our Future Program so I could continue increasing the silent yet sacred voices of my sisters in Ghana to the world through PulseWire.
My outstanding passion to see change has given me the opportunity to represent and speak on behalf of young people in Ghana at international meetings such as One Young World Summit.
Over the years, I have gained local and international exposure, gathered experience in advocacy, sharpen my communication and interpersonal skills and ready to take up the challenge of continuously speaking, working for and with women for a positive change.
My vision, My Ideas
I envision a world where every girl and woman is empowered to break barriers and to speak for themselves on global issues that affect them in their communities; A community where the voices of girls and women will be heard and respected individually and collectively. A free, fair and safe space where the voices, views and stories of girls and women living in communities with no electricity, girls and women who have never seen a computer nor have internet connection will be heard and included in issues that affect them.
As a member of the World Pulse Board of Directors I will represent the voices of my sisters from the global south from Angola to Zimbabwe by feeding the board with news, stories and concerns from community members and ensuring that these voices are included in decisions that affect them.
I foresee using my experience, skills and expertise to shape the future of World Pulse. How? I look forward to using my networks to encourage more girls and women from all levels to join Pulsewire and to broadcast their stories.
I intend lobbing stakeholders to support projects and programs that will empower community members and women from the global south to continuously broadcast their stories in a free and fair space.
I am ready to learn how to support my sisters as their representative on the board in every way to continue broadcasting their stories, sharing their thoughts and ideas as well as networking with each other.
I look forward to discussing and brainstorming on new strategies to shape the future of Pulsewire in the board room.
I recommend that the board gives a chance to a young visionary voice on the board.