The organisation’s operations executive and its founder Dr. Adrienne Booth Johnson met with Wayne County Commissioner, Monique Baker McCormick to discuss highlights of their women’s empowerment program that creates women entrepreneurs who make and sell reusable sanitary pads in the West African country of Ghana.
The Wo Ye Bra Program since 2017 has been pushing a sustainable program that provides access to affordable sanitary pads so girls can attend school during their menstrual cycle.
It has developed and trained “over 230 women in business in Ghana, Sierra Leone and other West African countries,” said Dr. Adrienne in her interview with theafricandream.net in June.
It also “supply reusable sanitary pads to keep girls in school thus avoiding period shaming.”
Mrs. Adu Baah and her daughter Samuella, an Interact Rotary member at her Tema International School (TIS) in Tema, Ghana also attended the July Detroit Rotary Club meeting.
“Adrienne and her team are making a difference in the lives of so many African women and young girls empowering them with a necessity that women in the USA take for granted,” said Commissioner Baker McCormick in their meet up.
Mrs. Adu Baah feels the program “has been a blessing and life changing for women and generations to come. These women now have a business and skills that can sustain them, their families and help their communities.”
Written by Oral Ofori, edited by Arakunrin Lekan
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