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Meet Our Girl Liticia!
Growing up, Liticia faced the challenges of losing both of her parents at a young age. Liticia became pregnant at a young age and was forced to drop out of school.
She promised her mother before she died that she would complete her education, so Liticia is determined to keep her promise. She also wants to set a good example for her younger siblings and her son.
And the Award goes to....
Southern Living is celebrating their First Beauty Awards and yours truly has the feature story! This award acknowledges beauty inside and out, celebrating Southern women doing extraordinary things. Michelle and I are so excited to be featured for the work we're doing with Bene. It's only the beginning!
Check us out on Page 67 of the October issue of Southern Living Magazine!
This year our first group of girls graduated from Secondary school!
These young ladies have been with us from the beginning of our business 3 years ago, have worked very hard to get to this point, and we couldn't be more proud!
Firstly we have to send a huge THANK YOU to our family and friends because it was only through their help that we were able to visit Ghana to see it happen.
We took the scenic route to get there -a 17 hours bus/car journey from Accra to Bolgatanga to BOGISS, the Bolgatanga Girls Secondary High School. Upon arrival were greeted warmly by the school and our girls through song and dance and taken on a tour of the school grounds showing us their cafeteria, libraries and dorms where they live.
On the day of the ceremony, we went in early to decorate with "Congrats Grad" balloons and signage we brought along with us .The room was then filled with bright eyed SISTAH Works scholars ready take on the world along with the teachers and administrators who guided them through. As the adults gave their speeches they all had a common message - to be appreciative of all the opportunities granted and to always reach back and help someone else. A few of the girls also took a moment to speak and it was clear that the message got through to them. Every one of them talked about how important it is to them that they give back to their families and communities because it is their responsibility.
Needless to say it was a great ceremony! These girls are going off to pursue their dreams of being the next generation of teachers, midwives, doctors and so much more!