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February 2017

61st United Nations Commission on the Status of Women

Sustainable Education Ghana

Sustainable Education Ghana is a partnership between Voices of African Mothers, SEG, and Tetra Tech to create a new school that will empower the future girls of Ghana to become leaders of tomorrow. We have a vision: a safe-haven for girls, where they can receive quality food, water, shelter, education and mentorship. We call it VAM Girls Academy.

For more information on these programs please follow the following link.For more information on these programs please follow the following the link

November 2016

Updates on Community Outreach

Recently VAM registered over 250 children and still counting at Tanoso community, a suburb of Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana to enroll them onto the National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS).

The project has now helped parents of the community to overcome the problem of high cost of health care services.

Mampong Babies Home

VAM in collaboration with the first lady of Equatorial Guinea, Mrs. Constancia Mangue de Obiang, shared a celebration during the past week honoring the children of Mampong Babies Home; an institution established by Anglican Missionaries.

The delegation of about twenty people including the staff of John William Montessori School, students of the Cornell University (USA) was led by Nana Kyeremah Oppong II the chief of Tanoso, Mrs. Nana Fosu Randall the founder of VAM and John William Montessori School.

More information on these programs can be found under our Community Outreach Page

June 2016

Nana has been nominated...

Our Founder Mrs. Nana Fosu-Randall has been nominated and chosen to attend "The United State of Women Summit" on June 14th in Washington, DC.

Sincere thanks to VAM Board Members, Chriss Portella and Samuel Ritholz, for nominating our President and Founder, Nana Fosu-Randall to attend "The White House Summit on the United State of Women."

Please visit www.theunitedstateofwomen.org for more information, and remember to keep up the drumbeat on social media using the hashtag #stateofwomen and @uswomen2016.

Today, we'll change tomorrow.

June 2015

Millennium Development Goals: 2015 Progress Awards Gala

The Board of Directors of Voices of African Mothers extended an invitation to celebrate our Second Annual presentation of the: "Millennium Development Goals: 2015 Progress Awards."

This 2015 Gala was a landmark event, because it took place towards the end of the target date set by the United Nations for achieving crucial development objectives including those that directly affect women and children. It also brought together a select group of distinguished leaders who are making their own contributions to the achievement and realization of some of the Millennium Development Goals (MDG's) and are being honored by VAM on the eve of the launching of the Post-2015 Sustainable Development Goals.

Honorees and Guests were greeted in the United Nations Delegates Dining Room for the "Millennium Development Goals: 2015 Progress Awards" Gala.

We sincerely hope everyone enjoyed being an essential part of our 2nd historic evening as a sponsor or a guest!

View our Souvenir Gala Journal

Appointment to the Board Tanoso Community Hospital

To Nana Fosu-Randall:

"I write to inform you of your appointment to the board of Tanoso community hospital Kumasi.This is in appreciation of your tremendous contribution the hospital and the community as a whole.

We look forward to a long collaboration with you and your great institution.

Best regards,
Dr Bandoh

December 2014

EBOLA – Facts, Myths & Reality
Educational Conference to share facts on EBOLA and to dispel irrational fear

Since the EBOLA crisis became known, with several cases hitting the shores of the United States, reaction by the public has bordered on hysteria and extreme reactions. Noting that most of these reactions are uninformed and irrational, on December 8, 2014, Voices of African Mothers sponsored a conference to educate participants about EBOLA - how it is contracted and how it is not; what safety precautions an individual could take around persons who are infected to prevent their exposure; and how those affected as well as the general public can manage the emotional reactions triggered by the crisis.

The conference also shared ongoing research to contain the disease, as well as guidelines from reputable organizations, such as the World Health Organization.

Sincere appreciation to Mr. George Wen for donating his time to video our event!

Many thanks to our co-sponsors:

International Association of Applied Psychology
Psychology Coalition of NGOs at the UN
Keche's Project
Keche's Project
UN Education Science Culatural Health Advancement Foundation
UN Education Science Cultural Health Advancement Foundation

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July 2014

Children from Equatorial Guinea to acquire basic education in Ghana

July 25, 2014 at 9:48am - The First Lady of Equatorial Guinea, Mrs Constancia Mangue Nsue de Obiang, is sponsoring eight children from her country, to acquire basic education in Ghana, as a personal initiative to deepen the ties between her country and Ghana.

Through the Committee for support of the Equatoguinea Child (CANIGE) and her personal initiative, she partnered Voice of Africa Mothers (VAM), Ghana to provide resources to cover lodging, feeding and tuition of the Equatorial Guinean children aged between 11 and 13 years.

Four boys; Teodoro Obianj Nfumu, 13, Angel Nguema Asini, 11, Teodoro Nguema Nfumu, 13, Augustin Bayeme Angue, 11, and four young girls, namely; Naria Fatima Obono Nguema, 12, Fomasa Mofuman Nguema, 12, Constancia Mangue Nfumu, 13, Prisca Nchama Mba, 11, who arrived in the country on Sunday, have been enrolled at John William Montessori School, at Tanoso in the Ashanti Region.

In an interview with the Ghana News Agency (GNA), Mrs. Nana Fosu-Randall, founder, VAM, and co-founder of John William Montessori School, said the children would have a one-month intensive foundation course in basic computing and English language usage.

Mrs. Randall said it is a pilot project that aims at giving the African child quality education, to shore up quality human resource for sustainable growth and development of the African continent.

She said after the one month period of intensive studies, they will be able to assess the children, and place each of them in an appropriate class to start a full basic education programme.

According to her, all the necessary provisions have been put in place to ensure that the target set for the initiative is achieved, adding that the project will be expanded to take on more children after a successful completion.

“The programme will expose the children to other cultures in the world, and also enable them get access to international platforms to enable them fit into the global system,” she said.

The children were accompanied by Ndong Mba Ernesto Valentin, Director-General, Cabinete De La Primera Dama, and Federico Obama Isono, Special Aide to the First Lady, and were welcomed by Equatorial Guinean representatives in the country.

CANIGE is an important institution in Equatorial Guinea’s efforts to promote child and social development through education.

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March 2014

Recognition from Westchester County Board of Legislators

March 24, 2014: Mrs. Randall was presented with a Special Recognition by the Westchester County Board of Legislators and The United Nations Association of Westchester for Women's History Month.

She was honored for her promotion of peace for the women and children of Africa. This Special Recognition was visibly highlighted by the Declaration of March 28, 2014 as "Nana Fosu-Randall Day" in Westchester County, NY.

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58th Commission on the Status of Women (CSW58)

March 17, 2014: VAM facilitated a Parallel Event entitled, "Advancing Women's Equality: Possible Strategies and Steps to Promote and Realize Gender Equity."

Guest Speaker: Hon. Delores Scott Brathwaite, Sitting Judge Greenburgh Town Court, White Plains, NY

Panelists: Janelle Boyd, VAM Youth Ambassador; Justin Lynch, VAM Youth Ambassador; Jennifer Yeung, President, UN Education, Science, Cultural & Health Advancement Foundation

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March 11, 2014: Mrs. Randall was a speaker at the Parallel Event: "Accomplishments of NGOs and First Ladies of Africa Towards Advancement and Achievement of the MDGs"

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International Women’s Day Conference

VAM Board Member, Janet Edna Nyame, represented VAM at the International Women's Day conference in Takoradi, Ghana, where they discussed the international theme of "Inspiring Change".

February 2014

President Nana Fosu-Randall Meets with Students

President Nana Fosu-Randall spoke with students at two Westchester County, NY schools. She shared the mission and programs of VAM and the benefits of joining the VAM Youth Ambassador Program.

This activity was a collaboration with the Links, Inc. organization (www.linksinc.org). The schools visited were Woodlands High School, Hartsdale, NY on 2/26/14 and Mt. Vernon High School, Mt. Vernon, NY on 2/27/14. We had great discussions about VAM and Africa, and they expressed a deep interest in international and UN affairs.

VAM Represented on SKYY-TV

VAM Board Member, Janet Edna Nyame, represented VAM at the Ghana television station SKYY-TV to discuss "Violence Against Women".

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