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Young women in Ghana are Ambassadors for a Day

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Four CAMFED Association members won the 'Ambassador for a Day' Competition, British High Commission Ghana

Four members of our CAMFED Association in Ghana have been named as the winners of the prestigious Ambassador for a Day competition organized by the British High Commission in Accra, in partnership with the Australian and Canadian High Commissions and the French Embassy.

Maish, Barikisu, Dorcas, and Feruza won the chance to spend the day shadowing each country’s High Commissioner or Ambassador. Barikisu Ibrahim, a CAMFED Association member from Kumasi district, Ghana, won the opportunity to shadow the Canadian High Commissioner, H.E. Kati Csaba. She said:

I will call this a dream come true. I was overwhelmed with joy when my entry was selected. I am looking forward to spending a day with the Ambassador in order to learn and share this life-changing experience with other young people.

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Meet Maish Ibrahim - British High Commissioner to Ghana for a Day

CAMFED Association member Maish Ibrahim took on the role of British High Commissioner to Ghana for a day, shadowing Harriet Thompson. On one of the best days of her life, she held meetings, met staff, and discussed actions for achieving gender equality.

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Learn more about the Ambassador for a Day competition

After submitting essays and videos explaining their interest in the opportunity, Dorcas Arthur, Feruza Abdulai, Maish Ibrahim, and Barikisu Ibrahim won the chance to spend a day with high commissioners and ambassadors.

In an interview on television channel Joy News, CAMFED Ghana National Director, Sally Ofori-Yeboah, explained how her team shared the competition details with all CAMFED Association members meeting the age criteria of 16-19. They made the process as inclusive as possible by supporting young women to make submissions in their local languages. 

It is thrilling to see that all four winners were selected from among our Sisterhood of change leaders!

Watch the TV report on the Joy News Facebook page

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The British High Commission, Accra announces the competition winners

British High Commissioner to Ghana, Harriet Thompson, congratulated the winners saying: “Ambassador for a Day gives a unique opportunity to some of Ghana’s future leaders and I am really looking forward to spending a day with one of the impressive winners.”

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