The Second Lady of the Republic of Ghana and Global Ambassador for the Global Alliance for
Cleancookstoves, Hajia Mrs Samira Bawumia, has been honoured as the African Woman of Excellence for her contribution to the cause of humanity .
The Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP) is a not-for-profit
The African Women of Excellence Awards, organized by the African Union in partnership with Diasporan African Forum (DAF), is an event designed to recognize and award African women for their contribution to development and peace in social, political and economic spheres. This year’s edition was held on September 29,
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Mrs. Bawumia, through SEHP, has initiated a number of interventions in the areas of health, education
The safe delivery project endeavors to distribute one hundred thousand (100,000) birth kits to expectant mothers in their third trimester, in deprived communities. The project has, additionally, trained traditional birth attendants and several health workers.
SEHP has also equipped selected health facilities in deprived communities in Ghana. So far, SEHP has retooled the Tamale Teaching Hospital, other four (4) health
In the area of education,
SEHP with support from the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched a Coalition of People against Sexual and
CoPASH will spearhead a national response to the issues of SGBV/HPs including case management and increasing prevention efforts in Ghana. The goal of CoPASH is to bring together agencies, organizations
In a brief remark at the awards ceremony, Mrs. Bawumia thanked the African Union Commission and the Diasporan Affairs Forum for acknowledging her works. She asserted
Other noteworthy recipients of the award were; Mrs. Jeannette Kagame, First Lady of Rwanda; Hon. Baleka Mbete, Speaker of the National Assembly, South Africa; Dr. Amina Mohammed, Cabinet Minister for Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Kenya.
The rest are Dr. Martha Namundjebo-Tilahun, Chairperson of the United