Regional Chief Executive Officer of United Bank For Africa, Mrs Abiola Bawuah launched her new book titled ‘Chosen from the Darkness’ at the British Council, Accra, yesterday November, 12.
The book was launched through the Abiola Bawuah Foundation which commissioned the 100 Girls Project last year to help needy but brilliant girls in deprived communities across Ghana with quality education. The project aims to provide the needed educational tools and financial support to enable and prepare the girl child for the ever-growing innovative and technological working environment.
Chosen from the Darkness, throws light on on the life of Mrs Abiola Bawuah, who grew up in a deprived community with less opportunities, but used education to claim to the position of the Chief Executive Officer of United Bank For Africa, in charge of six countries including Ghana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Côte D’Ivoire, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
Mrs Abiola Bawuah called on all and sundry to support the foundation by purchasing a copy of the book Chosen from the Darkness or contribute in every little way possible, she added that she used to feed herself and sixteen other girls back in school, and it’s paramount to educate the girl child to achieve her goals in life.
”We shouldn’t think buying the book for 30Ghc is just for buying sake”, she said, ”it may be the thing that will save the whole WA”, she added.
Furthermore, she asks that communities and individuals should take the education of girls very serious and not depend on the politicians to help fulfil their destiny.
She continued; ”We can’t live the destiny of the girl child to the hands of politicians, we have been to the Ministry of Gender, yet we didn’t get any support from them, if we get one billion today we will go to every community, that’s why every contribution towards the agenda of Abiola Bawuah Foundation is the most important thing in reaching out to those communities.”
The board of trustee for the Abiola Bawuah Foundation comprises of some of the best minds the financial sector and social works, they include Mrs Abiola Bawuah, Regional Treasurer Of United Bank For Africa, Nkechi Denise Ayinkuli, Development Queen Mother of Afigya Kwabre, Nana Hemaa Adwoa Awindor, Head of financial institutions for First Atlantic Bank, Oluseun Jooda, and ace journalist, Mrs Elizabeth Hayfron Asare.
The 100 Girls Project was birthed in 2018 by the Abiola Bawuah Foundation.
See videos from the launch of Chosen from the Darkness by Mrs Abiola Bawuah at the British Council.