STARR WOMAN DREAM EDITION TRAINS WOMEN ENTREPRENEURS WITH DISABILITY

As part of the Starr Woman Dream Edition Project which seeks
to empower women entrepreneurs with Disability, the team led
by project lead, Eyram Bashan made its first stop in Savelugu in
the Northern Region to organize a mentoring clinic and
stakeholder Forum on February 14 and 15 at the World Vision
Hall-Savelugu.
The project spearheaded by Star 103.5 FM together with its
sister networks under the EIB Network in partnership with
STAR-Ghana organized this training section for women
entrepreneurs with disabilities to ensure they succeed in
business.
The mentoring clinic saw over fifty women engaging with
speakers like Elizabeth Patterson [founder of Girl’s Education
Initiative of Ghana], Ruka Yaro De-Limanis [founder,
philanthropist and CEO of Jamilullah Farm Enterprise], Princess
Selina Sirina Iddi [ women empowerment advocate] who
shared their stories as entrepreneurs, skills and marketing
strategy in running a business beyond disability.
Participants had the opportunity to ask questions and had
some of their challenges addressed. The event was massively
attended by dignitaries which include the Municipal Chief
Executive of Savelugu Municipal assembly, Honorable Hajia
Ayishetu Seidu, and the Chairman of the Ghana Federation of
the Disabled, Mr. Abukari Mohammed Shani Gaddafi.

Most of the participant were grateful for the training section
and commended the team for such initiative. Mr. Gaddafi, ‘‘for
the first time in the history of the disabled in the region, their
voice have been projected.’’ The Municipal Chief Executive,
Honorable Hajia Ayishetu Seidu pledged her total support for
the project and promised to improve the disbursement of the
District Assembly Common Fund.
The three and half hour training section saw a very
empowered, excited and confident young women who with
new zeal and enthusiasm marched through town with placards
to the Assembly office to present a petition to the Municipal
Chief Executive.