Empower Marginalized Young Women in Ghana

by A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN)
Apr 11, 2013

April Update

Ama, Senior Apprentice
Ama, Senior Apprentice

In every sense of the word, Ama is a leader.

This past summer, Denicia’s (one of our 2012 graduates) little boy Desmond was sick and needed to see a doctor. When Ama heard that Denicia would be spending the night at the hospital with Desmond, she made them a card of messages from all the other ABAN apprentices wishing them well and letting them know the other girls were thinking of them.

It was beautiful.

Ama shows this same compassion in other aspects of her life: the way she treats her son, Kofi; the way she interacts with all the other apprentices; the way she diligently works on the tasks set before her.

Ama says that when she was at home, she lacked direction. She felt she needed someone to motivate her to go to school and do her best. However, since being in the ABAN program, she has developed the motivation and confidence to be that person for herself. Her english is progressing beautifully and she is showing her capabilities in the classroom day after day!

Now that Ama is a senior, she is pursuing catering and hospitality at Cindix Village Kitchen, a local catering center in Aburi. Her Madam told us that Ama has a great attitude toward work and takes instruction well. 

Ama is currently saving her stipends so that she will be able to put her son, Kofi, through school.

This is all possible thanks to your continued support. For more stories from the field, updates from our U.S. team and a sneak peek at our spring product line, check out our April edition of ABANews.



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A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN)

Location: Carrboro, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.aban.org
Project Leader:
Lindsay Sebastian
Chapel Hill, North Carolina United States

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