Samira Bawumia honoured as the 2018 African Woman Of Excellence

Samira Bawumia honoured as the 2018 African Woman Of Excellence

Ghana’s Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, has been awarded as the 2018 African Woman Of Excellence.

The award was in recognition of her contribution to the cause of humanity, through the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP).

The African Women of Excellence Awards, organized by the African Union in partnership with Diasporan African Forum (DAF), is an event designed to recognize and award African women for their contribution to development and peace in social, political and economic spheres.

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This year’s edition was held on September 29, 2018 in Sandton City-Johannesburg, South Africa.

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The Samira Empowerment & Humanitarian Projects (SEHP) is a not-for-profit organisation established with the purpose of empowering the underprivileged in Ghana through diverse social intervention projects to improve lives.

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Samira Bawumia, through SEHP, has initiated a number of interventions in the areas of health, education and empowerment, with special emphasis on women. Notable amongst them is the ‘Safe Delivery Project’, an initiative that seeks to reduce maternal and neonatal mortality in deprived communities.

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