Driven Ghanaian Girl Henrietta Boateng Who is Under 17 Years Wins GH₵7 Million For Waste Management Project

Driven Ghanaian Girl Henrietta Boateng Who is Under 17 Years Wins GH₵7 Million For Waste Management Project

  • A goal-oriented Ghanaian lady under 17 years has recently won over GH₵7 million in funding for her project on waste management
  • Henrietta Boateng has made it her life's mission to eradicate the plastic waste crisis in Ghana and Africa at large
  • The young lady is the first recipient of the Rise award in Ghana, which seeks to support young ones between the ages of 15 and 17 with unique projects to solve environmental problems
  • The Ghanaian girl's hope is to eventually own a charity foundation and become a pediatrician

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Henrietta Boateng, a purpose-driven Ghanaian girl whose goal is to solve the plastic crisis in Ghana and Africa has recently become the first winner of a Rise award where she won $500,000 (Ghc7,231,430) to fund her project.

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Ghanaian girl wins $500k in funds to support her waste project
Picture of Henrietta, 200 cedis notes, collected waste bottles Photo credit:, Richard Darko, Bloomberg/Getty Images
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A publication by reported that Henrietta is also passionate about supporting homeless and underprivileged children in the society and in her Rise project, she reported on the effect of plastic waste on the environment and how recycling can help eradicate that effect.

The young lady also joined forces with a company called Nulla Waste Management Ltd and together, they solved some plastic pollution challenge through recycling and awareness. Henrietta hopes to own a charity foundation and also build a career as a pediatrician and philanthropist.

Ghanaian Lecturer Awarded $100K Grant to Build Learning Platform for Women in Entrepreneurship

Meanwhile, earlier reported that a team led by a Business Administration faculty member at Ashesi University, Jewel Nana Thompson, were awarded a $100,000 grant to build a digital resource platform.

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The platform will help early and medium-stage women entrepreneurs in Africa grow and manage successful businesses. Thompson and her team were selected after their project was named by the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneur’s Gender Equality Action Labs.

Their project was part of eleven projects receiving funding this year to provide tailored capacity building, entrepreneurship training, technical advice, bespoke venture building support, and access to funding to women.

Thompson said the grant presents an opportunity for the team to deepen collaboration between academia and industry. The Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE) is a global network of organisations that propel entrepreneurship in developing economies.


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