The 40 Roses Foundation is a uniquely designed initiative that links 40 accomplished professional women mentors with 40 underprivileged girls.
Established in 2012, The 40 Roses Foundation was initiated in honour of Penelope Jones-Mensah Mawuenyega’s 40th anniversary. To whom much is given, much is expected and this project was initiated as a bold act of giving back. Recognizing that her success today as a lawyer, mother and a businesswoman is possible because of the sacrifices and investment of many others before her, Mrs. Mawuenyega con
11/07/2018 Hard Talk with @BaisiwaDH and @KafuiDey We are live on Hard Talk with @BaisiwaDH and @KafuiDey on #GHToday Topic: Global Development Empowering Women to SucceedGuest:Dr. Debbie Bartlett (The CEO Ne...
Thank you Amewushika & Mamaga Dzifa Gomashie for walking this walk with these young women when it’s toughest to keep going. We are grateful. #Mentorship #WomenWhoSupportGirls #womensupportingwomen #Girls #Opportunity
The FUTURE is so bright!
Educate Girls. Empower Women.
We LOVE this❤️
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL-CHILD❤
If you EDUCATE a GIRL, you educate a NATION and you educate an entire GENERATION!
THANK YOU, Mama Oprah❤
Some girls can't afford sanitary pads when they have their period, so they end up missing school. Now, girls in Malawi are being given menstrual cups, and it's made a huge difference.
ANNOUNCING THE 2019 MILEAD FELLOWS
Africa’s Most Outstanding Emerging Women Leaders
Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa proudly announces the 2019 MiLEAD Fellows. The new cohorts, selected in the 11th year of the MILEAD Fellows Program, represent Africa’s most promising young women leaders, who have demonstrated the courage, passion and commitment to lead and shape the future of Africa. The Fellows were chosen through a highly competitive selection process based on their outstanding leadership promise, community service accomplishments, and commitment to the advancement of women and social justice in Africa.
“These exceptional leaders, bring their remarkable individual characteristics, but come together to learn and collectively build a better Africa. These MILEAD Fellows have responded to Africa’s call for a new kind of leadership- to shift power to the people and to be good stewards of power. The MILEAD program will help them fulfill this mission by deepening their capacities and capabilities with a supportive ecosystem, as they utilize their talents to shape the future of their communities and Africa’s place in the world. - by MILEAD Selection Committee [www.moremiinitiative.org]
THE 2019 MILEAD FELLOWS
The 2019 MILEAD Fellows represent a truly Pan-African diversity and potential. Representing 20 African countries and the Diaspora, the 2019 Fellows bring highly diverse socio-cultural backgrounds combined with multi-disciplinary academic and professional experiences and aspirations. The Fellows are between the ages of 19 and 25, and are already actively leading change on pertinent issues at many levels - from entrepreneurship, agriculture and women’s health, to politics, environmental innovations and gender justice. They are a new generation of African women leaders ready to provide the bold and inspirational leadership needed to shift power and lift Africa to its rightful place on the global stage. Here are the honoured 2019 Fellows:
Ms. Laura SheïllaI Nangoma [Burundi]
Ms. Adèle Noudjilembaye [Chad]
Ms. N’dri Helena C. Abozan [Cote d’Ivoire]
Ms. Rachel Mawazo Salama [D. R. Congo]
Ms. Simiso Shabangu [Eswatini]
Ms. Selamawit Tezera Chaka [Ethiopia]
Ms. Marlyse Hangamalongo Mapaga [Gabon]
Ms. Ngenarr-Yassin Jeng [The Gambia]
Ms. Mariama John [The Gambia]
Ms. Afua Asare-Peprah [Ghana]
Ms. Dorcas Babet Kwofie [Ghana]
Ms. Grace Amponsah [Ghana]
Ms. Comfort Chizinga [Malawi]
Ms. Silvia Ernestina Dywili [Mozambique]
Ms. Julia MP Nampweya [Namibia]
Ms. Anysie Ishimwe [Rwanda]
Ms. Aminata Seilloh Conteh [Sierra Leone]
Ms. Latto Catherine F. Tartisio [South Sudan]
Ms. Brigitte Adjoa Adonou [Togo]
Ms. Vanessa Chisakula [Zambia]
From 2,070 applications from 48 African countries, and the Diaspora, the newly selected Fellows will become part of the growing MILEAD community, a powerful Pan-African network of change makers - a new generation of young African leaders. We welcome our first ever Fellow from Chad.
We acknowledge all unsuccessful applicants for their transformational work and sacrifices, often under extremely difficult circumstances. Although only 26 candidates could be selected, we truly admire the courage and commitment of all of these leaders. We look forward to collaborating with all applicants through other platforms and future programs as we strive to create opportunities and attain dignity and justice for women on our great continent.
THE 2019 MILEAD FELLOWS INSTITUTE
The MILEAD Fellows will converge in Accra, Ghana to kick-start the 2019 MILEAD Leadership Institute - a three-week intensive training program - which will be hosted by the Institute of African Studies, University of Ghana, Legon. The Institute will serve as a platform for Fellows to cross-examine concepts of leadership in a broad African context, cultivate the skills and experiences necessary to occupy and excel in leadership positions, and gain knowledge on cutting-edge issues critical to African women and their communities. In addition to knowledge building lectures, skills-training workshops, teambuilding activities, role plays and other interactive activities, Fellows will be mentored by experienced and accomplished women leaders who are committed to supporting and nurturing the next generation of African women leaders.
ABOUT THE MILEAD FELLOWS PROGRAM
The MILEAD Fellows Program is a bold and paradigm-shifting initiative committed to the long-term leadership development of promising young leaders selected as Fellows. Fellows benefit from a combination of training, experiential learning and mentoring crafted to build knowledge, skills, strengthen networks, and support women’s leadership on critical issues. In addition, the program links determined young women with influential and seasoned African leaders who are committed to inspiring and empowering the next generation. Most importantly, Fellows benefit from a lifelong solidarity and support through the MILEAD Network and supportive eco-system. One of the distinguishing features of our program is the deliberate integration of community service to the yearlong training. Each Fellow will initiate and lead a community change (MiCHANGE) project on a critical issue of importance to their community or African women as a whole. Moreover, Fellows will benefit from a lifelong solidarity and support through the MILEAD Network.
ABOUT MOREMI INITIATIVE
Moremi Initiative is widely recognized today as a leading and pioneer organization promoting women’s leadership and social justice in Africa. Our investments in transformational leadership over the past 14 years continue to inspire and equip a new generation of women leaders in politics, business and communities across the continent. Headquartered in Accra-Ghana and with an office in the United States, Moremi Initiative operates throughout Africa and the Diaspora. Moremi Initiative is a United Nations Accredited organization- in Special Consultative Status and has official partnerships with UN WOMEN, UNAIDS and other local and international partners. Moremi Initiative boasts of a growing and dynamic alumni network with over 240 strong memberships of exceptional young leaders, who share a commitment to shape the future of African and their respective communities. Our Mission is to engage, inspire and equip young women and girls to become the next generation of leading politicians, activists, social entrepreneurs and change agents.
@MoremiAfrica #MiLEADFellows #MILEAD2019 #YoungWOmenLead #AfroWImenLead #ThePowerToLead!
For more information, contact Moremi Initiative: Tel: +1 917.327.5235 (USA) +233 54 909 3152 (GHANA) #MILEADFellows ● F: Facebook.com/MoremiAfrica ● E: [email protected] ● W: www.moremiinitiative.org
Applications are invited from exceptional young African women leaders across Africa and the Diaspora for the: 2019 MILEAD Fellows Program for emerging young African women leaders. Apply now: www.moremiinitiative.org/2019Application
moremiinitiative.org CALL FOR APPLICATIONS 2019 MILEAD FELLOWS PROGRAM- For Young African Women Leaders Application Deadline: Friday, 22nd February, 2019. Moremi Initiative for Women’s Leadership in Africa invites applications from exceptional emerging African women leaders for the 2019 MILEAD [Moremi Initiative Lea....
Thank you, ETHIOPIA❤
As we celebrate this VERY IMPORTANT DAY, let's REMEMBER that whilst EDUCATION is important for everyone, it is especially SIGNIFICANT for GIRLS and WOMEN because, the educational achievements of women are FAR REACHING and can have ripple effects within the FAMILY and ACROSS GENERATIONS.
EDUCATION of the GIRL CHILD is fundamental to lasting, inclusive and SUSTAINABLE ECONOMIC GROWTH, POVERTY REDUCTION, and FOOD SECURITY and to the achievement of GENDER EQUALITY.
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL DAY OF THE GIRL❤
#DayoftheGirl #EducateGirls #MentorGirls #40RosesFoundation #TheGirlChildGhana #SomeOfOurFavouriteGirls
WAY TO GO!👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾👏🏾
femalista.com A Malawian female chief has established a new law to prevent child marriage in Malawi and has terminated approximately 850 child marriages across the country to date. Theresa Kachindamoto, a senior chief in the Dedza district of Malawi, claimed that her decision to take a stand came from her frustra...
awmagazine.org By Mukurima Muriuki Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement.” – Golda Meir You might think that “coming from nowhere with no connections” might stack against you, but you could say it worked in my favor. I can now proudly say my n...
Pause: This is the potential of the #AfricanGirlChild...
__#1 in the world!
There is a Chinese proverb that says: "If you are planning for a year, sow rice; if you are planning for a decade, plant trees; if you are planning for a lifetime, educate people." To that I would add, if you are planning for lasting change in this world, educate girls!
A few days ago I was so thrilled to hear that five Nigerian girls from Regina Pacis Model Secondary School (Onitsha, Anambra State) won the 2018 Technovation World Pitch competition in Silicon Valley, California. Need I say more? Wow...
The young winners (ages 12-14), competing in a team they named "Save a Soul," were: Promise Nnalue, Jessica Osita, Nwabuaku Ossai, Adaeze Onuigbo and Vivian Okoye. Their team came out on top of 12 finalists (chosen from about 2,000 teams from 115 countries) who were invited to travel to California this month, eventually defeating other finalist teams from countries like the USA, China, Spain, Turkey and Uzbekistan. Wow!
__Per the specs of the competition, each team developed a mobile App to solve a problem they had identified in their own communities. Wow, wow, wow, again!
Huge congratulations to the #TeamSaveASoul, and their mentor, Mrs Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu, founder of Edufun Technik STEM, who was invited into the school to tutor and train these young girls.
# What was the problem identified by these five young African techno-stars?
They were worried about the high number of deaths in Nigeria resulting from use of fake drugs. (Nigeria is seen to have one of the world's largest markets for counterfeit drugs, they said).
# And their solution?
They developed the "FD-Detector" (Fake Drug Detector) mobile app which scans a barcode to help confirm that the drug is not fake, and also checks its expiration date.
Working with their mentor (with support from global sponsors like Oracle), it took the young students about five months to design this mobile App, also using coding and robotics insights, in designing their solution.
Watch one of their pitches and be inspired: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Efa9KiDMpXo
The Technovation World Pitch competition is a program of a US NGO called Iridescent that offers girls ages 10-18 in 100+ countries the opportunity not just to learn programming skills, but also to put on a #SolutionMindset and imagine ways to use technology to help change the world... (sound somewhat familiar?)
While 2018 was the first time ever that the Nigerian team made it to the junior finals (let alone win...) let me also say a belated congratulations to the Nigerian senior division girls team (ages 15-18) that took the gold in the same competition in 2015, for developing a mobile App to tackle waste disposal in Nigeria. Wow!
I am sure you will be interested to know that this year's senior division Technovation competition was won by a team from India who developed an App to track and dispose of electronic waste by linking recyclers with e-waste producers. Congratulations to them as well!
This is really amazing work, but there is so much more to be done, across our globe...
According to official estimates (UNESCO) there are about 130 million girls in the world (ages 6-17) who are out of school. Of those, 15 million are of primary school age. They estimate that half of that number in sub-Saharan Africa will never enter a classroom...
Could this be true in this day and age?
The Proprietor of the amazing Regina Pacis Model Secondary School -- a school I would respectfully love to visit just as soon as my schedule allows -- is the Catholic Archbishop of Onitsha, the Most Rev Valerian Okeke. He has remarked that "no sacrifice is too much in educating our children."
I couldn't agree more. I look forward to visiting as soon as possible!
Meanwhile my congratulations once again to #TeamSaveASoul, mentor Uchenna Onwuamaegbu-Ugwu and her team, and everyone in Nigeria church, government and civil society who helped play a part in this victory last week as well as the international sponsors of this inspiring prize. If you want to find out more go to https://technovationchallenge.org
What can we learn from this global victory for Africa? Let's talk.
I want to write a series about inspiring schools and technology hubs around the continent.
Image credit: FB page of Uchenna Onwuamaegbu Ugwu. #TeamSaveASoul getting ready for Silicon Valley.
That's what we're TALKING ABOUT🌹
WOMEN are the BACKBONE of SOCIETY......
And Women's EMPOWERMENT is CRUCIAL to the ADVANCEMENT of every society, and KEY to the achievement of all 17 of the UN's SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS for transforming our world!
JOIN US in ACCRA, GHANA on 4th and 5th JULY, 2018 when we bring together OUTSTANDING WOMEN LEADERS from ALL OVER THE WORLD for this IMPACTUL SUMMIT where we'll ADDRESS the ISSUES, ENGAGE the STAKEHOLDERS, and CELEBRATE the MALE CHAMPIONS who are committed to BREAKING DOWN GENDER BARRIERS.
Join us on on the 4th and 5th of july in the heart of Ghana. The land of one of the most thriving democracies on the continent. The Gweses 2018 aims to build...
Trinidad and Tobago’s First Female President Sworn Into Office: Paula-Mae Weekes is sworn in as the country’s 6th President.
ebony.com Trinidad and Tobago swore in its first female head of state, Paula-Mae Weekes, on Monday as the country’s sixth president. Weekes, who worked in...
WELL SAID, Malala!
We TOTALLY agree🌹
RAISING MY GLASS TO STRONG WOMEN❤️
May we KNOW them...
May we BE them...
May we RAISE them!
HAPPY INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY to all the WOMEN of the WORLD as we RELENTLESSLY continue to PRESS FOR PROGRESS.!
Food for THOUGHT❤️
When WOMEN come TOGETHER, incredible things can (and do) happen!
We love these INCREDIBLE women❤️
40 Roses Foundation Patron & Cybele Energy CEO- Mrs. Beatrice Jones-Mensah Tayui to headline 2017 MILEAD leadership Institute Graduation & WoMentoring Event as Motivational Keynote Speaker!
#Leadership #Mentorship #MILEADfellows #MiLEAD2017
To establish and promote educational, health and community development in under-served communities in the U.S. and around the world. one world one people together we can achieve more let's see pass color education wealth and work together us one
As an NGO, Worldreader works with partners globally to support underserved communities with digital reading solutions. #BookSmart #Ereaders #Education
A fund set up to aid those affected by the floods of June 3, 2015 in Accra, Ghana.
Information, networking and resource platform, promoting and advocating laboratory science and its practitioners in Africa.
Solidaridad West Africa is part of Solidaridad Network, an international solution-oriented civil society organization working through eight regional expertise centers on transforming markets to make them more inclusive and sustainable.
A community development initiative aimed at Educating, Supporting and Building the Korle Gonno community and its indigenes.
A non-profit organization focused on the socio-economic empowerment of marginalized groups in Sub Saharan Africa through LED projects, advocacy, research, and capacity building.
Welcome to the official page of Pro-Link Ghana. Pro-Link is a Non Governmental Organization dedicated to creating equal opportunities for all disadvantaged persons.
EASY-STEP I.T & COMPUTER TRAINING SOLUTIONS IS AN ORGANISATION WHICH IS TO HELP AND EDUCATE COMMUNITIES TO ACQUIRE I.T KNOWLEDGE & SKILLS THROUGH TRAINING.
Reach for Change supports social entrepreneurs who are solving the most pressing issues facing children and youth. We run accelerators and incubators that unleash the power of entrepreneurship and innovation to create a better world for children.
Raising Generational Leaders with clear vision for Socio-Economic and Spiritual empowerment. Equipping the Saints for the End Time Harvest.