Multiple award winner Kwame Ametepee Tsikata well known as Manifest has joined many celebrities to impact positively on society.
According to him, using innovative ways to solve problems and improve the lives of the youth is like a dream come true.
The “GOD-MC” music fame’s post read, “Last week for me was a reminder. A reminder of how resilient we are as a people”
“How important it is to listen to the voices of the vulnerable amongst us and how much more we have to do as a people to effect change.”
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Last week for me was a reminder. A reminder of: i. how resilient we are as a people ii. how important it is to listen to the voices of the vulnerable amongst us iii. how much more we have to do as a people to affect change #ForEveryGirl.
Rewind. Kotoka Airport. Tuesday February 6.
I traveled alongside fellow influencers @mzveegh @thegaryalsmith @wiyaala.Wetouched down in Tamale and connected with the staff at the local @UNICEF office. The ones rarely seen and seldom heard. The ones on the ground. They are often the most insightful.
Our first stop was a community event in Ketejeri; a settler community where Twi and ewe are spoken just as much as Northern languages. A theater group formed by Ghanaians against child abuse (@gacaghana) staged a play to dissuade parents from corporal punishment. Changing this narrative of flogging and beating sense into kids is going to be a difficult one but it’s necessary. Got a chance to share a few words of support for their message.
We went on to Kpandai. We listened to the girls; their challenges, dreams, & aspirations. To put things in perspective: 1 in 3 girls in the North get married before their 18th birthday😯. But these kids we spoke to were not hapless victims. They had voices. They shared their stories. Hello Fadilatu; I won’t forget you…you taught me.
One of our goals was to promote a healthier lifestyle; encouraging girls to engage in physical activity. Of course I had to get in on the #AmpeChallenge! There was absolutely no elegance in my ampe technique; I must have looked so awkward. Anyways my team beat @Wiyaala ‘s team 😆
50% of adolescent girls in Ghana are anemic! Fortunately a weekly iron supplement has been introduced to the schools for the girls. Got to observe them take their supplements. Not as exciting as the Ampe but definitely of critical importance.
Our final session was an important one; an interactive session with a group of JHS & SHS girls. 100% real talk and open conversation! The discussion tackled issues about education challenges, teenage pregnancy and sexual issues, etc. It was intense.
Change won’t be easy. There’s so much being done, but even more to be done.