Don’t we just love it when our Kuulpeeps do amazing things?
We are super proud of Kuulpeep Edna Azumah Aninga.
If you don’t remember her, let’s just take you down the memory lane.
We told you about this beauty with brains Kuulpeep who is using art and her background in journalism to positively affect the lives of the people in the Upper East Region.
Edna and her father, have mobilized their community in Bolgatanga by using art to address key societal issues such as child labour and unemployment.
We told you about her dream of creating an online marketplace where she will market arts made by the locals.
Thanks to your support, Edna is a step closer to achieving this social impact dream of hers.
A leading digital money transfer service, WorldRemit and the Miss Ghana UK Foundation have awarded GH¢20,000 prize fund to Edna for her participation in the #MyFutureGH contest.
Edna was selected from more than 120 entries, where women across Ghana (between the ages of 16 and 26) explained how they would use GH¢20,000 to fulfill their ambitions and inspire others in the process.
Ideas ranged from photojournalism to farming and from music to the military, but almost a quarter of the entries planned to use Ghana’s artistic heritage in beading, art and design to build a better future.
Edna proposes to build an online art market promoting her community in Northern Ghana both as an art and a tourism centre.
She will train people in her local community in pottery and weaving to enable them to use these skills to escape poverty whilst using her background in journalism and the arts to tackle problems such as teenage pregnancy, unsafe abortions unemployment and child labour.
The judging panel of representatives from the Ghana Union, The Ghanaian High Commission in London, the Miss Ghana UK Foundation and WorldRemit praised Edna’s entry for her creativity and her passion for helping her community.
Edna will work with her mentors on the details of her proposal and on how the money should be invested most effectively.
Watch Edna talk about her project here:
Good job Edna, You’re a Kuulpeep that we are proud off. Ghana To The World.