TIME Foundation Ghana

Sis. Salifu
Posted March 10, 2019

A new birth is born, a birth of the girl child, a birth of change, a birth of Empowerment.  Its the birth of Teen In Mother's Empowerment Foundation Ghana. TIME Foundation for short.

It all started when I had a personal experience of my younger sister getting herself in a big mess. She got pregnant with a child that up to date we do not know the father. As a teen mother it was not easy. The shame of facing society with her child's pregnancy was a nightmare. How to feed herself and her unborn child was always not easy, she has to drop out from school. Societal trauma of bringing forth a child without a Daddy dawn on her. She hardly go out in the public for fear of discrimination. This led to complications during her child's delivery. The short of the matter was that we nearly lost her but thanks to God she and her child made it to life.

This her experience drew me closer to such teen mother's, to the point that I felt like its my duty to protect and make them feel safe. Since then I started outlining my ideas together. Last year October 2018, TIME Foundation was born. Our primary target are vulnerable Teenage mother's. As a non governmental organization(NGO) we seek to empower these teen mother's financially in any situation to be independent mothers. Capable to take care and protect their children.

We also will offer various empowerment training like birth control services, pre and post natal services etc. Currently, we identify and established them in self help businesses. They are given financial support worth of products to start with as seed monies. They do business with this money for a period of one year. After the one year the seed money is refunded to TIME Foundation. TIME Foundation will in turn use the returned seed money to recruit more teen mothers. Since October 2018, we have established three teen mothers, however come October 2019 we will have double our number through our seed money funding to six(6) membership already.

As young as we are we are plaque with a lots of financial problems. Funding is our biggest problem. We are yet to acquire an office and equip it, also legal registration process we yet to under go. Besides, minor needs like creating our own website, linking up with all social media groups are not left out. We are far left out in a way but we have hope to catch up. 

TIME Foundation Ghana was a dream realized, we have a story to impact, we are the CHANGE! We are therefore officially submitting our request for support, ideas, partnering and sponsorship to everybody, organizations and institutions to kindly come to our aid. Any kind of support will be appreciated.

Thank You!

For further information please contact the initiator Lisbeth Phone:

 00233559087488

Email: salamsh2001@hotmail.com 

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Jill Langhus
Mar 11
Mar 11

Hi Lizzie,

Congrats on the inception of your TIME Foundation! You've been a busy little bee:-) I love your organization, what your mission is, and that you're helping these three, teen mothers. I hope they are completing their education?

Looking forward to updates on your organization, and good luck with your fundraiser, dear!

Sis. Salifu
Mar 11
Mar 11

Dear sis. Jill,
Thanks for your interest in my girls. We have discussed those issues already. So far two of them have lots interest in education but one is hopeful.
All boils down to money. However, they all agreed basic needs are their first priority. And this is where time foundation comes in.
And true laterly I have been busy, not a joke to be a CEO haha ;-).
Warm regards to you and hope you have a great day.

Jill Langhus
Mar 12
Mar 12

Hello dear:-)

You're very welcome! Oh, good on continuing education.

Yeah, I bet.

Thanks, and you too!

Kirthi
Mar 11
Mar 11

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR ACCOMPLISHMENTS! Great work with helping these young teenage mothers. All the best with your fundraiser!

Sis. Salifu
Mar 11
Mar 11

Dear Kirthi,
Thanks so much for your up building comments. I really appreciate it.
Warm regards

J Brenda Lanyero
Mar 11
Mar 11

Hello Salifu,
Congratulations on this and thank you for sharing.

Sis. Salifu
Mar 12
Mar 12

Dear Brenda,
Thanks for reading and you are most welcome.
Warm regards

J Brenda Lanyero
Mar 14
Mar 14

: )

Hellos, Sis Salifu,

Wow! Congratulations! I’m so proud of you! I’m amazed how fast you were able to form your organization. I dream of starting mine one day, but it’s quite a long and tedious process to do so, aside from the monetary requirements on applying to be a registered organisation.

I am so happy for you. I hope you can find partners, networks and funding to keep this movement going.

Sis. Salifu
Mar 12
Mar 12

Dear Karen,
Thanks for your encouragement. Sure one step at a time we are taking things. Not a rush!
You will one day, just don't give up on it :-).
Warms regards

Amen, amen, amen! Thank you, sister! :)