This month we are sharing about Mary E. and her hopes and plans for the future.
What degree did you complete and from what school?
I received my Bachelor of Art in Social Work and Sociology from the University of Ghana.
What changes do you hope to see in Ghana in the future, and how to do you hope to be an agent of that change?
I want our leaders to give more room to women in every sector of government. I want to be a lawyer one day and when I am one, I going to use that opportunity to influence the little children, especially girls to go to school. Education is power and I will use myself as an example of this to motivate them. Women need to be more involved in the decision making in our country. Right now, the rate at which women are involved and valued in the government is very low.
What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
I love listening to music and doing research.
Have you done any special projects while attending college?
Yes, I really enjoyed my internship at the Play & Learn Foundation. It allowed me to take the knowledge that I have acquired in class and actually put it into practice as a social work student. It was a great learning experience.
How has Touch A Life made a difference in your life?
I am now proud to call myself an Agent of Change. I have confidence and want to use the skills that Touch A Life has given me to give a helping hand to those who are deprived. I am looking forward to giving back to society the same opportunities that Touch A Life gave to me 15 years ago.