Laweh University College, Accra, in collaboration with the Ghana Women Forum, has announced a scholarship package valued at about GHS102,000.00 to four females of Krachi West Constituency to pursue any four-year first-degree programme of their choice at university.
The beneficiaries, victims of the recent floods caused by the Akosombo and Kpong dams spillage, have demonstrated the spirit of perseverance in the wake of the disaster and are determined to pursue tertiary education in spite of the present difficulty.
Prof Mrs Goski Alabi, President of Laweh University and Patron of the Ghana Women Forum (GWF), made the announcement when she led a delegation of professionals of the GWF to engage the Minority Women's Caucus in Parliament concerning support for victims of the flood and other related matters.
Prof Mrs Alabi was accompanied by Madam Adeline Baidoo, President of GWF, and Rev Dr Maxwell Dela Yao Gakpo, Dean, Laweh University College.
The Minority Women’s Caucus was led by Hon Comfort Doyoe Cudjoe, Second Deputy Minority Whip and MP for Ada.
Prof Mrs Alabi emphasised LAWEH’s dedication to supporting the academic pursuits of displaced female students and expressed belief in the potential of the scholarship recipients to positively impact Krachi West Constituency and beyond.
In a similar generous gesture, the GWF donated a set of assorted relief items, including drinks, rice, sugar, toiletries, gari, water, vegetables, cassava, and corn dough to the victims.
The support is aimed at addressing the immediate needs of the affected community in their recovery.
The Member of Parliament for the Krachi West Constituency, Hon Helen Adjoa Ntoso, expressed her gratitude to both Laweh University College and the Ghana Women Forum for their respective compassionate gestures.
Hon Ntoso assured the delegation that the donated items would reach the intended recipients and pledged the Minority Women Caucus’ continuous support for the cause of the flood victims.
Among its objectives, the GWF aims to provide opportunities for feminine groups, for the all-around development of women and girls to make them active participants in societal development.
The GWF encourages women to be ambitious and confident, and seeks to equip them with a reliable support system to help them realise their true potential. It boasts of over 2000 members.