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“Little Drops of Water Make a Mighty Ocean”

FALL into Hope, Faith & Love - 2022 Update

Confidence. Patience.

These simple words of Julia A.F. Carney should inspire anyone who has the vision to create something bigger for themselves, community, or their future…little by little they have the ability to expand into an ocean.

Your care shines through daily, and the 74 registered young ladies of the Sowing Empowered Women Program (S.E.W) are getting to see God's love in action.

We just completed the 4-Week Workforce Readiness Series in partnership with California State University, Stanislaus. Dr. Sevaughn Banks spent the entire month of October providing weekly intervention strategy training with our 3 Social Work interns from the University of Ghana while training our S.E.W. young ladies in; professional-looking CV/Resume, local and international job search techniques, dressing for success, speaking with confidence/interviewing skill and marketing and advertising for entrepreneurs. We also collaborated with the students from the University of Technology-Monterrey, Mexico in helping our young ladies create logos for their businesses, and mottos for the websites and social media accounts.

Energized by learning how to develop their professional abilities and the dos and don'ts of dressing for interviews, each young lady received at least two professional outfits and affirmation statements from partners from California and the ladies of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority-Ghana.

Global Citizen Festival at the Black Star Square, Ghana

New heights all the way, enjoying the process...

An opening ceremony for the third quarter's events was launched by the Sowing Empowered Women Program in September. The event coincided with the Global Citizen Festival themed "Let's Fight Poverty Together", which gave our young ladies an opportunity to reflect on how they can contribute to poverty reduction in their own community. Lucky ladies won free tickets to attend the festival.

"Thanks for giving my daughter the opportunity to participate in the program; she absolutely loved it. The Global Citizen Festival made my daughter extremely happy. She thought it was a treat in every way. Excellent work, Miss Rovaughna! The program is excellent; even just one day of participation had a significant impact on her. The confidence in my daughter has grown, and she is concentrating more on her chosen path. You are changing people's lives! God bless you abundantly."

(S.E.W. Parent)

We were humbled to be joined by Queen for Young Women (Mmabawaahemaa) and interview panelist, Nana Dokua Addobea I and husband, Nana Otukwa Mpareko Vl, Chief of Asabi-Kwahu who was also a guest panelist. Upon entering EVERY young lady rose to her feet, without instruction. It was quite a sight to see! The young ladies demonstration of professional skills enthused our guests. We were like "proud Aunties!":)

Before our eyes, our young ladies were being transformed into ambitious and confident young women.

Community Outreach

I was so excited to present recently as a part of the Mental Health Authority Annual International Research Conference at the University of Ghana-Lego on "The Effective Use of Person-Centered Counseling on Former Trokosi and Human Trafficked Victims."

4 of 5 of our interns attended my workshop which was Wonderful moral support!:)

We continue to focus Our Mission on the building of;

  • Emotional, spiritual and mental health needs (eCounseling)

  • Vocational/Business skills development

  • Education

  • Advocacy

We strive to give hope, faith, and love to that girl who once considered herself a victim of violence as well as to the disadvantaged young females (12-25 years) in society.

EXCITING NEW DEVELOPMENTS...

Thanks to God's grace and Generous Donors like YOU we have been able to secure our New Multi-Use Facility in Accra!

The unveiling of the name will be during our Open House and Awards Ceremony on Dec. 10th! For now we lovingly refer to it as the "Counseling Compound."

Along with my living quarters, there's an Overnight stay/Crisis room for our young ladies that travel from afar for our services or experiencing a non-life-threatening emergency and need a safe space. There's also an upstairs Group Room for Support Groups and meetings and a 1st-floor Work Studio for Dressmakers and Computer use.

We are still in need of Home Furnishings (bunk beds, linens, desks, chairs, etc), Wi-fi and Security camera and a Portable Outdoor Canopy for workshops and foldable chairs (50-75). Additionally, we desire to secure the Facility lease for an additional 1.5-2 years.

You're Help is Needed to Make this House a Home!



New Online Giving Option:

https://www.givelify.com/donate/esteem-resources-africa-dayton-oh-2j7wy5MTUwNzUzOQ==/donation/amount

New Website Under Construction: www.EsteemResourcesAfrica.org (www.RovaughnaRichardson.com current)

Find us on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/esteemresourcesafrica_ngo/

5,000 GHC in Scholarships for College Hopefuls and Entrepreneurs!


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Of course a Gift of ANY Amount is Greatly Appreciated!

ALL monetary gifts of any amount, both recurring and one-time, will make a difference and are much appreciated!

All donations are Tax Deductible by Post or Online:

Online: https://www.givelify.com/donate/esteem-resources-africa-dayton-oh-2j7wy5MTUwNzUzOQ==/donation/amount

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"


Prayer Points and Update Overview:

· SEW Program workshops for former Trokosi and disadvantaged girls commenced April, 2022-focus Business & Career development, Mental, Spiritual and Emotional development

· 52 Girls enrolled in weekly e-Counseling services

· A SEW young lady has a pending job interview as a Teacher Assistant and hoping to join the 4 others supported through our Job Referral Program

* 2 SEW young ladies have entered Fashion and Technical Institutes

* Prayers for Program expansion to support Junior High School girls in Asabi-kwahu/Afram Plains in Amankwakrom.

· Prayers are needed to Reach 100% funding support by December 31, 2022! Join the Campaign for Change! Be 1 of...Giving!

See inside the S.E.W Program! Watch our YouTube Video: https://youtu.be/uGZ0CcBF-us






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