First Lady Gets Recognition
Ghana’s First lady, Lordina Mahama has received recognition from development partners and organizations in the US for her philanthropic work through the Lordina Foundation. They include the Project C.U.R.E., MedCare, Autism Speaks, Susan G. Komen, and the Bush Institute among others.
Over the years, the Lordina Foundation has contributed to the development of deprived children and women in both rural and urban areas of Ghana. Addressing the George W. Bush Institute in New York, Lordina Mahama called for collaboration between the Institute and the Lordina Foundation to contribute meaningfully to the development of the underprivileged in the Ghanaian society.
The First Lady, who is also the First Vice President of the Organisation of African First Ladies Against AIDS (OAFLA) for West Africa, is among the few African women to have addressed the Institute. She outlined six priority areas her foundation can collaborate with development partners and organizations. These areas include; orphanage support, support for Persons Living with HIV/AIDS, Scholarships for brilliant but needy students, Promoting Women’s empowerment through entrepreneurship, Raising awareness and advocating for cervical and breast cancer prevention and treatment, and Providing suitable accommodation for ostracized women in “Witch” Camps.