Lady Who Became Lawyer In Ghana & England Puts Aside Her Certificates To Focus On Women Empowerment

Lady Who Became Lawyer In Ghana & England Puts Aside Her Certificates To Focus On Women Empowerment

  • Since the age of 6, a Ghanaian lady suffered a lot of childhood trauma but was able to rise to become a lawyer in both Ghana & England
  • Precious Papafio, as her name goes, realized after becoming a lawyer that she was happier as a women's advocate
  • She decided to set up a franchise called Myndrap with clients in England, Ghana, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, and more

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Precious Papafio, a brilliant Ghanaian lawyer who was also called to the bar in England has made an interesting decision to put aside what used to be her childhood dream and chase her passion.

In an interesting narration on her LinkedIn handle, the dual-qualified lawyer indicated that although the aspiration began at a tender age, practicing law for a while made her understand that it was not the path meant for her.

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"After I became a lawyer, I knew that wasn’t what I wanted to do with the rest of my life. Writing and speaking to empower people, especially women, is what lights up my soul!"
Ghanaian lawyer Precious Papafio who is now into full-time women empowerment
Ghanaian lawyer Precious Papafio who is now into full-time women empowerment Photo credit: Precious Papafio
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She further gave an emotional account, explaining that as a young child, a lot happened that made her victimized and traumatized but have now become the fuel driving her passion.

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"I was falsely accused of stealing in school and punished severely for it. (2-week external suspension and a PUBLIC confession before the entire school, to an offense I didn’t commit). For many years since I was 6 years old, I suffered silently in domestic abuse, emotional and sexual abuse. This destroyed my self-esteem & confidence. I was suicidal. Had severe anxiety and PTSD. But I hid these so well all throughout Law School," she recounts.

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Fast-forward, Precious has created a career path for herself that is just in line with what she wants to do.

Her consultancy, Myndrap, coaches career women who are struggling with the same things she dealt with, having clients from England, Ghana, Rwanda, Kyrgyzstan, and more.

Ghanaian student called to the Bar of England and Wales after earning her Master's; makes her dad proud

In another story, a student of Ghanaian descent in the UK, Beronique Addington, has been called to the Bar of England and Wales, making her Ghanaian father, Nii Addington proud.

Addington was awarded a Middle Temple’s Winston Churchill Scholarship, worth £10,750 (GHc89,122.02), whilst pursuing her Bachelor of Laws at the University of Kent, after being interviewed virtually by a panel comprising three barristers.

Middle Temple is one of four Inns of Court exclusively entitled to call their members to the Bar of England and Wales.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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