Merck Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Merck KGaA Germany, has announced the winners of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 from Ghana, Namibia and Zambia.
The awards are by Merck Foundation in partnership with the First Lady of Ghana, H.E. Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo; the First Lady of Namibia, H.E. Mrs Monica Geingos and the First Lady of Zambia, H.E. Mrs Esther Lungu, who are also the Ambassadors of ‘Merck Foundation More Than a Mother’.
Merck Foundation More Than a Mother Fashion Awards 2020 winners are rewarded with $500 each to execute and showcase their winning designs so that people can have the opportunity to wear them and build advocacy to break the Infertility stigma for women and men.
Merck Foundation appreciates the creativity of winners and considers it to be instrumental to break the silence and be the voice of the voiceless in the communities, hence, Merck Foundation additionally rewarded all the winners with one year of access to an online educational training program called ‘MasterClass’. The MasterClass is an immersive online experience and self-paced learning course in English that can be accessed anywhere within the Internet network.
Here are the winners from Ghana in partnership with H.E. Mrs Rebecca Akufo-Addo, The First Lady of Ghana and Ambassador of Merck Foundation More Than a Mother:
- Leticia Ashie Owusu
- Gifty Amonu Essel
- Kizito Ronald Jr
- Placid Leke
- Anuja Bharti
- Paul Akrofie
- Desmond Nhyira Amankonah
Details of Merck Foundation Fashion Awards ‘More Than a Mother’ 2021:
All African Fashion Students and Designers are invited to create and share designs to deliver strong and influential messages to raise awareness about Infertility Prevention, Breaking Infertility stigma, and/or Empowering Girls and Women through Education.
Last date of submission: 30th August 2021
Entries can be submitted by sending the original sketches as an attachment(s) to: [email protected]
source: APO Group
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