On 31 July the opening ceremony of the 10th CofA summer camp took place at the Volta Hall, University of Ghana.
Forty excited girls from bacic schools in Berekuso and Pokuase spent two weeks taking part in the activities, learning and experiencing life at a university campus. Our video shares som of their impressions. You can read the full story here.
Somewhat nervous, but keen to start the 2017 CofA summer camp, the girls arrive at the Volta Hall.more
On Thursday 9 March 2017, our founder, professor Nana Araba Apt passed away. She was one of the three ‘Founding Mothers’ of College for Ama (CofA). The news that we no longer have our mentor, friend and role model among us came as a great shock to us all.
The whole CofA community – its board, executive team, staff, the CofA girls in various regions of Ghana, our volunteers and our donors are grieving for the loss of an extraordinary woman, independent thinker, devoted teacher and a committed advocate for the well-being of all in need. She had a high level of ambition for Ghana and Ghanaians in terms of morality and results. May she live on in the many people whose heart and mind she touched.
Andrea Opoku-Dwamenah, who chairs the CofA board spoke on behalf of us all: “Nana will be sorely missed by those of us who had the pleasure of knowing and working with her through the CoFA Foundation. There may be no greater tribute to Nana's success than the fact that hundreds of girls in Ghana are living their true potential and breaking barriers because of CoFA.”
She concluded: “Nana's spirit will forever be the CofA Foundation; we will work tirelessly to ensure her legacy lives on.”
Fare thee well
A tribute from a former CofA girl
Oh, the tree - under whose shade we gathered for wisdom - has fallen. Oh, the source of inspiration, strength and hope, has been taken from us. Life, they say, is well lived when its pieces are found behind. Your calm, but firm advice suited every situation brought before you. Your lifestyle and support, together with that of the CofA Board and Executive Team finds me now as a student at UPSA reading BSc in Accounting.
As we turn the pages of your exemplary life, we see you imparting the ever-lasting tool of life: education. You were a staunch supporter of educating the girl-child, as evidenced in the establishment of CofA, of which I am a beneficiary. CofA stood for all that you had to offer and where we could go for comfort and refuge in times of distress.
Though you can't be reached now, we find consolation in the many lives you have touched with your knowledge. I ask for the peaceful rest of your gentle soul. Until we meet again, fare thee well, Prof.
Ernestina Marfo took part in the 2012 Summer Camp and is now studying for a BSc in Accounting at the University of Professional Studies, Accra