Name: Adam Fushein
P2G Position: Change Agent Educator
“By empowering girls, we are making a very big investment in our country. One of our Ghanaian politicians, James Emmanuel Kwegyir Aggrey, actually said. ‘If you educate a man you educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation.’
The main reason I applied to Power2Girls was to deliver the skills and experiences I have developed over the years working with other people who have been interested in developing the girl child. When you look at a Ghanaian environment, you can see that women and girls are vulnerable. Because of their vulnerability, they can more easily be sidelined when it comes to certain issues. Empowering a girl is giving her hope and that is the best thing you can give to her.
With the sugar-daddy issue, it is not actually a problem of a single nation, it is a global issue. It is taking a heavy toll on our girls in Ghana and making it harder for them to climb higher on the education ladder and impoverishing their families. We need to start speaking up about it and advocating for a change.”