Baci fetes kayayei

BY: Daily Graphic
Baci (with mobile phone) taking a selfie at the event
Baci (with mobile phone) taking a selfie at the event

Winner of the 2014 Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant, Baci, marked her birthday which fell on Wednesday, November 16, with a party for head potters, commonly known as kakayei, in Accra.

At the party, which was held on Thursday, November 17 at the Metro Mass Station at Tudu,  Baci distributed over 200 packs of food and assorted drinks.

She also cut a cake together with some of the kayayei.

Baci’s birthday celebration with the head potters was part of her initiative under the auspices of her charity foundation, Malol-lol Foundation Ghana, which works with deprived girls and women to end child marriages in the country.

Baci, real name  Abigail Baciara Bentie, said her reason for celebrating her birthday with the kayayei was to inspire them since many of them were at risk of early marriages and teenage pregnancy.

Speaking to the women, Baci advised them  to focus on educating themselves and their children since that was the key to break the vicious cycle of poverty and child marriages. “One of the surest ways to get out of this situation is to educate yourselves and your children.

“ As parents, education has to be integral in everything you do. No matter how little money you have, you need to invest in the education of your children,” she said.

She advised the kayayei not to lose hope because of their situation but to persevere and turn their lives around.