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Camfed-Mastercard Foundation Scholar wins second Pollination Project Grant

By Camfed Ghana

 

Introduction

 

For the second time, Dorcas Apoore, the Mastercard Foundation Scholar at Camfed Ghana, who through her development initiatives is empowering women in communities in the three northern regions of Ghana, has won The Pollination Project Impact Grant for 2017-2018. Dorcas’ grant award demonstrates the widely-held view that given the resources and opportunities, girls and young women have the capability to break the glass ceiling and achieve their fullest potential.

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My left hand: is it not part of my body?

By Mabel Delassie Awuku 


“Tradition is a guide and not a jailer”. W. Somerset MaughamI do recall the visit by my mother, one Saturday morning, which triggered a lot of excitement among my children,especially the youngest of them who wanted to express her excitement by sharing a candy with Grandma. I observed with sadness how grandma hit her because she used her left hand to offer her a gift. 

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Towards a TB-free world, a TB-free Ghana—effort leaders wanted!

By G.D. Zaney, Esq.


Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium— Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB). Even though TB could also affect other parts of the body, the disease generally affects the lungs. Most infections do not have symptoms, in which case it is known as latent tuberculosis.

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Ghana Beyond Aid—President Akufo-Addo charts the path, 61 years after Independence

By Sule N. Jotie

 

The statement ‘Ghana is blessed with a lot of natural resources.’ has now become a cliché. It has been used in many write-ups and conferences to highlight the natural wealth God gave Ghana which, if prudently exploited and managed, will lift Ghana beyond foreign aid.

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Implementing the Camfed-Mastercard Foundation transition program: A year on

Introduction

 

Over the past years, Camfed and its partners have been working with young women to forge innovative pathways to enable their successful transition from school to a secure position from which to make future choices. To address the perculiar challenges young people face in their transition from secondary school, Camfed Ghana, in partnership with the Mastercard Foundation, is implementing a transition program titled “Enable young women to transition from school to entrepreneurship, further study and transformative leadership in Ghana”. The transition program is designed, amongst others, to enable young women to transition from school toentrepreneurship, further study, employment and transformative leadership in Ghana.

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All Rights Matter, Women’s Rights Online In Ghana Matter

By Mawutodzi Kodzo Abissath

There are several African proverbs that extol the values of women. Yet, more often than not, society stereotypes women in negative light. For example, an Ethiopian proverb says: “A house without a woman is like a barn without cows.” Another Ghanaian proverb reminds us: “A woman is a flower in a garden; her husband, the fence around it”.

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Two Mastercard Foundation IBP Scholars win awards

Two beneficiaries of the Mastercard Foundation funded Innovative Bursary Program (IBP), Ayisha Fuseini and Esther Naanbir, have received various awards in recognition of their entrepreneurial initiatives that have positively impacted their lives, their families and their communities as a whole.  Ayisha and Esther’s awards underscore the far-reaching impacts of well-thought out empowerment and development programs such as the IBP.

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The debilitating effects of migration on Ghana’s capital city, Accra

By Mabel Delassie Awuku

 

“Living in rural settings exposes you to so many marvelous things- the natural world, the particular texture of small town life and the exhilarating experience of open space.“ Susan Orlean.

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