- A former minister of Education, prof. Opoku-Agyemang, has secured $1000,000 from the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development
- The cash prize is intended for the expansion of a girl-child educational programme in Africa
- Prof. Opoku-Agyemang was one of the people who put together the proposal for the project
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A former minister of Education, professor Naana Jane Opoku-Agyemang, has on behalf of Forum for African Women Educationalists (FAWE), received $1000,000 for education-related projects in Africa.
Professor Opoku-Agyemang, who is currently the chairperson of FAWE, led a team to Kuwait to receive the 2017 Al-Sumait Prize for African Development in the field of education.
She was one of the stakeholders who put together the proposal that eventually won the cash prize.
Speaking on behalf of FAWE, she indicated that the money would be directed towards the work of the organization in Africa.
In a report by www.myxyzonline.com, she added that it was a privilege to have been recognized by the prize committee with respect to the work being done in the field of education.
She further stated that FAWE would do all it can to improve the rate of girl-child education in Africa.
Introduced in 2013 by His Highness The Amir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al- Sabah, the Al-Sumait Prize for African Development is intended to reward innovative and inspiring initiatives and research by individuals and organizations that address the challenges facing the African continent.
It also recognizes individuals and institutions that play a role in economic and social advancement, human resources development and infrastructure in Africa.
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