AfricMedia Galaxy in collaboration with Women in Aviation Ghana has launched an award scheme to celebrate Ghanaian women charting new paths for young adolescent girls to make a difference in society.
‘Ghana’s Most Inspiring Women’s Award 2019’ will acknowledge and honour successful women who have positively contributed to the Ghanaian economy and other economies of Africa and the world.
The maiden awards night would be held on 14th September where young girls mostly drawn from various rural areas would be brought under the same roof with notable successful Ghanaian women for mentorship.
Deputy Minister for Works and Housing, Barbara Ayisi Asher, who delivered the keynote address at the official launch of the event lamented the lack of enough women role models in the Ghanaian society.
Many young girls, she said, are growing up without role models to encourage them to strive hard and make it in life.
She said, “We need to make our young girls feel very confident. We therefore need to make this award scheme successful to provide a platform for these role models to interact with the young girls.
The Deputy Minister observed that most times when girls see successful people, they believe it is easy to reach that level.
“But it is not. It is not easy to reach the top. But life itself is not easy,” she stated.
Executive Director of AfricMedia Galaxy, Joseph Egyir Sarfo, in his opening address, noted that women across the globe have found themselves in various sectors of the economy and are really making a great impact.
He noted that quality education and exposure for girls and women are the most powerful tools in the fight against poverty, diseases and hunger.
The contribution of girl-child education to sustainable development, he said, is no longer a debate because it is well documented that educating girls and women is the single most important investment that yield maximum returns for development.
According to him, the awards scheme is aimed at sustainable strategies to identify mentors and career guides for deprived young girls in the country.
He said, “We want to use this opportunity to appeal to passionate women to support this core project and also bring some of their children from their various communities to Accra to have a feel of the environment here and also receive words of encouragement from successful women.”
Ghana’s Most Inspiring Women’s Award, he said, will be an annual project that will continuously invite children from deprived communities to be a part.
Madam Juliet Wiafe, head of Women in Aviation Ghana Chapter praised the initiative and stressed the need to continuously remember girls in rural communities and how to support them to succeed in their chosen careers.
She noted that people who struggle through life as children usually turn out to be very successful hence the need to pay attention to underprivileged girls.