The old saying, ”When you educate men, you educate individuals; but, when you educate women, you educate nations.” holds true.
This foundation was established in memory of my friend, Senu Amegnihe. We will award $1000 scholarships to young mothers. The funds may be used to start a business or for educational purposes. There will be 10 scholarships awarded annually.
Education is the key to the future. Without educational funding, the human resources needed to drive social and economic recovery in the 21st century will not exist. Without it, countries cannot realistically look forward to economic growth and stability. It is therefore a means to an end and not an end to itself.
To deny a person the right to an education obstructs that individual’s capacity to work productively to sustain and protect themselves and their families from poverty, hunger, child labor, and unemployment. To many, education is seen as an expensive endeavor without immediate benefits. In actuality, illiteracy is more expensive than literacy.
The most expensive price for not properly educating females in Ghana is the loss of productivity associated with their illiteracy. A significant proportion of Ghanian women are poorly educated or uneducated and therefore, less able to provide needed services in the community or to maximize their potential. They are unable to actively participate in decision-making processes that affect them and their children.
Something has got to give and it should not be education. Provide HOPE for Education by donating to the SENU Foundation.