In line with her vision to equip teenage mothers with the requisite skills to make them self-sufficient, the 2015 winner of Ghana’s Most Beautiful Pageant, Vera Oheneba Safoah popularly known as Esi, who represented the Central Region at the pageant, has presented hair care equipment to ten young women at Abura in Cape Coast.
The women are beneficiaries of her Pempamsie Foundation which seeks to reduce the incidence of teenage pregnancy by creating awareness and extend support to teenage mothers by equipping them with some vocational skills.
Some of the beneficiaries from the Pempamsie Foundation
Speaking to ATL FM News after the presentation on Tuesday, Esi said the equipment will enable the beneficiaries go through their upcoming practical examination to become professional hair stylists and also serve as their start-up.
Miss Oheneba Safoah also indicated this project is in line with her Ghana’s Most Beautiful mission to combat teenage pregnancy in the Central Region.
She said after Ghana’s Most Beautiful, she took up this project, the Pempamsie Foundation, with advice from the queen mother of Efutu, Oguaamanhen, the then honourable regional minister, Aquinas Quansah, Uncle Stephen Kojo Arhin, now the Chairman for the Cape Coast North constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) and MP for Cape Coast, Mrs. Barbara Asher Ayisi.
She noted she was advised to embark on this project to support the fight against the menace. “So I decided to help my people, help my sisters in Central Region especially in Cape Coast North to help reduce teenage pregnancy”, she said.
The Chairman for the Cape Coast North constituency of the New Patriotic Party (NPP), Mr. Stephen Kojo Arhin popularly known as “Wewebi” also lauded the initiative of Esi and the Pempamsie foundation and advised the beneficiaries to put the skills they have acquired to good use and assist others.
By: ATL FM News