A message of strength to our young ones

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Posted March 15, 2018 from Ghana
Girls and mentors discuss the way to help them stay in school to help them achieve their goals

Hello ladies....

I thought i should let you know...

On Tuesday i joined the Department of Gender in the Central region of Ghana on a mentorship program to three rural communities.

Our mission was to energize the girls and boys together to stay in school and pursue their dreams. I was a mentor.

They were great. They opened up to us.

Ask our parents why they don't buy sanitary pads for us...one of them asked.

There were a lot issues to talk about. We also spoke to the parents and encouraged them to support their children through school.

It was a very inspiring trip. We hope to help in our small way to get them where they want to be.

Comments 8

Log in or register to post comments
Beth Lacey
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018

How generous you are with your time. I am sure the children and the parents were inspired by you as well.
Beth

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018

Thank you so so much Beth.

Busayo Obisakin
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018

Kudos to you Shirley! Thank you for the good work .
Love
Busayo

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018

Thank you so much Busayo.

Tuesday Scott
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018

Thank you for inspiring them to continue their studies. Will you making more school visits? I look forward to reading about and seeing photos of your mentoring activities!

Shirley Asiedu-Addo
Mar 16, 2018
Mar 16, 2018

Yes hopefully.There are more planned visits.
Tuesday you can check out more pictures on Journalists for Women and Rural Development in Africa page on Facebook.
Thank youso much.

Shofali Agarwal
Apr 18, 2018
Apr 18, 2018

What an amazing gift to these young children to have your mentorship. There is nothing more healing that just being able to talk.

Jane Frances Mufua
Mar 06, 2019
Mar 06, 2019

Thanks for the good work you are doing