Mother’s Heritage is aimed to be an agent of social change and refuge for at-risk girls in Ghana. The entire idea behind our organization is to provide a safe, healthy environment for growth and education for our girls who seek refuge from harmful labor practices and treatment on Lake Volta. Learn more about conditions on the lake and our plan here.
Our initiatives: provide rescue and refuge young female slaves from Lake Volta, medical and educational missions on Lake Volta, teach women self-sustainable vocational skills, and community education outreach.
How we work: All of our social initiatives are efforts that work together to stop the cycle of forced child labor on Volta Lake, and create positive change for women in Ghana.
“Action without thought is empty. Thought without action is blind.”
WHO WE ARE
We believe that education is the foundation of true freedom. A leader inspires and brings out the best in their people rather than give them the answers. We choose to educate at the heart of what we do, so people are free to make their own educated decisions towards a stable, healthy life. We believe education truly changes lives and we strive to always incorporate it in the decisions we make.
We believe in giving our girls the tools they need in order to be successful, whether that is in the classroom or sustaining their families. We believe it is important to manifest the skills it takes to endure long-term success, so we not only function this way as an organization but also in how we educate our girls.
Our aim is to help transform the entire well-being of our girls. Their health is our top priority. Whether it is physical, mental or emotional, we are aiming to help each girl in personal development. We believe every person has a basic human right to live a healthy, stable life.
This is the core of who we are and what we do as an organization. Our hope is that every person that comes into contact with our organization becomes empowered in some way. This is the core of each of our social initiatives, and our goal with every one of our girls. We believe that empowerment is the breeding ground for positive change, and that every girl has the right to dream and live out anything they want to be. That is what we fight for.
BEHIND THE NAME
We are named “Mother’s Heritage” in honor of Fafa’s mother, Lucky, who passed in 2014. Lucky did everything in her power to provide and create a better future for her children. That is what we strive to do for our girls as they grow up and become strong women.