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Back in March, I waxed poetic about the plight of witches ie. marginalized women in northern Ghana unfairly brandished as witches and banished from their homes. I got really riled up thinking about the women even though I wasn’t able to make it to New York City or to Washington DC for either of the “The Witches of Gambaga” film screenings hosted by the then fledgling professional organization Ghana Global Professional Network (GhanaProNet).
Well, the organization, still in its infancy, is scheduled to officially launch with a luncheon fundraiser in Maryland next month. Guests can register via Eventbrite.
I’m actually quite excited. True to their word, GhanaProNet has been able to convert social discourse, in this case regarding the women of Gambaga, into initiatives to sponsor for example microfinance projects for their benefit.
In addition, this group of young Ghanaian professionals and friends of Ghana, a non-profit organization dedicated to building a network of like-minded individuals, has attracted several more passionate, and innovative professionals and entrepreneurs including yours truly into their membership network.
This truly is a refreshingly unique and amazing opportunity for friends of Ghana to benefit from a network of professional partnerships and mentorships while promoting a spirit of service in the Ghanaian community both at home and abroad.
Please go celebrate and support GhanaProNet’s efforts to foster the cultural, social, and intellectual bond amongst Ghanaian professionals and friends of Ghana. Funds raised will be for the establishment of the GhanaProNet Foundation, it’s philanthropic wing created to sponsor sustainable initiatives. There might even be an opportunity to support the foundation if one cannot attend the event itself.
Take a Friend ** Meet another ** Enjoy Great Food and Entertainment!