Nanahemaa Adjoa Awindor, fondly known over the years in Ghana and abroad as Nana Adjoa Awindor, courtesy, her age-old TV show ‘Greetings from Abroad’ has her Foundation, Obaapa Development Foundation (ODF), set to sponsor a 1000 poor teenage mothers back to school to achieve their academic dreams.
The project, dubbed, ‘Teenage Mothers Back to School Project’ (TMBSP), aims at empowering teenage mothers who have dropped out of school due to early pregnancy and childbirth, to continue and complete their basic education.
TMBTSP, as it is coined for short, will be providing school fees, school clothes, books, sandals, a bag and other accessories to enable the teenagers study in comfort.
Not only is the initiative bent on supporting the teenaged mothers to get back to the class room, but to use it as a springboard to re-orient the minds of the youth and society on early child marriage – a silent but very loud social canker in Ghana.
“It will serve as a platform for creating awareness on early child marriage whilst educating all stakeholders about the importance for dropouts to go back to school instead of pushing or forcing them into ill-prepared companionship which in most cases end up breaking down and causing more harm than good” Nanahemaa Adjoa Awindor said.
The project covers50 districts with a fair distribution of hundred girls per region, with an estimated enrollment of thousand (1,000) girls expected to be covered over a period of 5 years.
So far, some of the benefitted districts of the projects are: Afigya-Kwabre, Asante Akyem North, Asante Akyem South, Ejisu-Juaben and Atwima Kwanwoma, all in the Ashanti region.
Nanahemaa Adwoa Awindor, who is also the Developmental Queen mother (Nkosuohemaa) of Afigya-Kwabre District and CEO of Premier Productions Group – and host of ‘Greetings from Abroad’ which airs on Metro TV.