On Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 the Abiola Bawuah Foundation held a press briefing at the British Council Accra, to purposefully inform the invited guests, the media and the sponsors about the progress made so far, within a year of it’s establishment. The event started around 10:00am, with the moderator Stephen Asiedu (who is also the Project Coordinator of ABF), in the various sessions.
The Regional CEO of United Bank for Africa, Madam Abiola Bawuah who’s the founder of the organization got to her turn as she addressed the audience. She said in statement, “I believe we have more people who have benefitted from ABF”. She continued, “poverty is real, and girl child vulnerability is also real”. She continued to assure the guests to patronise the book she has on sale or authored “Chosen from the Darkness” because the money will be put to good use, the proceeds will go into funding the organisation in order to able to help the girl child.
The board chairperson of the Foundation, Mrs Elizabeth Hayfron Asare also addressed the audience, she pointed that as an organization their focus is on education, brainy but needy girls. They don’t give money directly to the beneficiaries, but satisfy the needs by paying school fees or getting to buy the logistics for them. She expressed gratitube to the sponsors for their kind gestures. “God bless you greatly for your sacrifice and the work that you doing for us”, she remarked.
The Foundation was launched on the 19th of September, 2018 with the sole aim of helping brilliant but needy girls through education. Practically, ABF has moved on to achieve a certain level of success with its maiden project: “The 100 Girls Support Project”. This specific project is clear on identifying 100 brilliant but needy girls in Ghana and supporting them through their education.
For the past 10 months, 45 girls have officially received support from the foundation in the form of personal needs, health care and school fees. These girls were searched and found through outreach programmes organised by the Foundation and by recommendations from individuals as well.