Today we’d like to introduce you to Priscilla Asamoah Baffour.
Hi Priscilla, thanks for joining us today. We’d love for you to start by introducing yourself.
As I was a student at the University of Ghana, I would often see children sleeping under Street lights every night. It was a big blow for me knowing children shouldn’t have to go through hardships. I called one of my cousins and poured my heart to her and we decided to establish an NGO that will cloth, feed, shelter and finance the education of Street children. Moreover, there was rampant teenage pregnancies in the rural community so we decided to create a project on sexual and reproductive health rights. In 2017, PRIMAD Organization was registered and established, we have undoubtedly fed 500 Street Children and donated 1100 menstrual pads to 11 rural communities in the Ashanti region of Ghana.
Can you talk to us a bit about the challenges and lessons you’ve learned along the way. Looking back would you say it’s been easy or smooth in retrospect?
Funding has been a major problem/struggle for the organization. So, I decided sacrificing our own money for each project would be the best because it is our vision and therefore, we must bear the burdens of it. The satisfaction I get from seeing the children excited and hopeful cannot be compared to the financial crisis I face after every project.
Thanks for sharing that. So, maybe next you can tell us a bit more about your work?
I am an author of three books for now, “The Journey To Marriage”, “Basic Tips In Creating Sustainability For Start Up Entrepreneurs” which can be found on amazon and my third book, “TeensVoice Magazine” which is sold in Ghana to shape the mindset of teens in achieving their goals. I am known for being an author, lifestyle editor with the brand name “TimewithPrissy”, Teens Advisor and an entrepreneur. I’m proud of being a Humanitarian who has the communities at heart.
Do you have any advice for those looking to network or find a mentor?
In other to find a mentor who can be of great value to you or in terms of general networking, you have to make sure their vision and mission in life aligns with your values and goals. It makes it easy to learn from them and they also feel optimistic to help due to the mutual alignment of purpose.
- Email: email@example.com
- Website: primad.org
- Instagram: @primad_organisation
- Facebook: Primad Organisation
- Twitter: @With_Prissy
- Youtube: https://youtu.be/kuOOXH1s34o
Photographer of images – @imaginova