Here’s The Inspiring Story Of Abukari Azumi, One Of The Youngest Assembly Woman In Ghana

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By: Ofori-Mensah | 6 Day(s) ago

Ghana Ends Child Marriage is an initiative by the Ministry of Gender, Children and Social Protection to eliminate child marriage in the country.

 

On February 7, 2017, they shared a very inspirational story of one of their ambassadors; 23-year-old Abukari Azumi.

This is such an inspiration for my homeless teenage mothers “In 2012 I wrote my Senior High School final exam. I failed. I wrote private exams. I failed again. I was home doing nothing. Two years ago, when there was the district assembly election, I went to the chief that I want to contest to become the assembly woman. The men in the town laughed at me. They said; ‘look at this small girl. Even big “mens” can’t do anything for us how much you. Are you going to cook for us or what?’ But I told the villagers to vote for me and I will talk to NGOs to come and help them. I was in the election with two old men. I won. Now I want to focus on education for girls and less child marriage” Meet 23 year old Abukari Azumi, Assembly Woman, Tolon, Northern Region. She defied all odds to become one of the youngest Assembly women in the country and she is working to end child marriage in her community.. #HACGhana #Gard #GhanaEndsChildMarriage #EndChildMarriageNow #ChildMarriage #Child #Marriage #UNICEFGhana #MoGCSPGhana #Ghana #Africa

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She explained how she overcame failing the SSSCE, not once but twice and rose to become an Assemblywoman in Tolon, Northern Region against all odds.

“In 2012 I wrote my Senior High School final exam. I failed. I wrote private exams. I failed again. I was home doing nothing.
Two years ago, when there was the district assembly election, I went to the chief that I want to contest to become the assembly woman. The men in the town laughed at me. They said; ‘look at this small girl. Even big “mens” can’t do anything for us how much you. Are you going to cook for us or what?’ But I told the villagers to vote for me and I will talk to NGOs to come and help them. I was in the election with two old men. I won. Now I want to focus on education for girls and less child marriage”

We need more Abukari Azumi’s in Ama Ghana!

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