• Rovaughna Richardson

"A Single Tree Cannot Make a Forest": Spring/Summer 2022 Update

Hello Friends from Rainy Season Ghana!

It's been quite a busy time since I last wrote. There's a popular proverb amongst the Ewe people, "a single tree cannot make a forest." This holds true in so many way!

Because of your gifts and prayers our young ladies in the Sowing Empowered Women Program (S.E.W) are being exposed to new ways of thinking, doing and being!

Empowered Action Heroines!
Braving the Python-Accra Zoo

Your care shines through on a daily basis and they are getting to see God's love in action. Thank You!

Professional Health Advice

Life and business skills Workshops bi- monthly, eCounseling weekly, job training and job and paid volunteer opportunities all happen because together We are creating a "forest" that HE can smile upon!

"Bene"starts in-home business
Dreams, Hopes/Career Profile


ALL monetary gifts of Any Amount, both Recurring and One-time, are valuable and Much Appreciated!

All donations are Tax Deductible

By Post to:

Esteem Resources Africa

4902 Hacket Dr.

Dayton, Ohio 45417

Donations by should be made out to Esteem Resources Africa -labeled "Rovaughna Richardson-Support"

Special Online Giving Campaign through July 31st at: denote donation for "Rovaughna Richardson-ERA"

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Update Overview:

  • SEW Program Workshops for former Trokosi and disadvantaged girls began April 2022-focus; mental, spiritual, emotional & vocational development

  • 43 girls enrolled in weekly eCounseling

  • 4 girls given Paid job opportunities through the SEW Job Referral Program

  • Gave a brief presentation at the Day of Scientific Renaissance Africa: Bridging the Gap between Academia and Social Work Practice-University of Ghana-Legon, Social Work Department

  • Engaging 12 Social Work student volunteers from University of Ghana-Legon

  • Esteem Resources Africa(ERA)/SEW Program submitted application to become a member of Council of NGOs (Non-profits) Against Child Trafficking (CNACT)

  • ERA welcomed Edwin Holland "Brother Holland", as Interm Board Chair. Retired Administrator and member of Friendship Missionary Baptist Church Charlotte, NC and a former VP for Bank of America.

  • 67 girls in the SEW Program WhatsApp chat group

  • Welcoming newly recruited new PhD candidite intern, Petrenella, from Zimbabwe to begin mid-July

  • Visit to Teen Challenge- Ghana

  • California State University, Stanislaus Paint & Cultural Exchange

Your Help Needed in Prayer!

  • The girls in the S.E.W. Program are coming from all over Ghana w/a wide range of needs and challenges! Prayers requested for resource doors to open and the ability to walk through to better support and meet their needs

  • The SEW Program is really growing through God's grace! So more Human resources needed; Administrative Assistant, Community and Family Advocate, Board Chair (permanent) and CFO.

  • That the volunteers, interns, Board members and all who interact with the girls reflect God's Light and Love

  • Reach 100% funding support by July 31, 2022! Be 1 of 100 Giving $100!

Warmth and Kindness🌳

Your Global Servant Leader,


Esteem Resources Africa is a designated Non-profit under Fundamental Health & Community Development Services. Donations are tax deductible allowable by the IRS-USA. Identification Number: 562339918/501c3

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