Affectionately called Abi Yaa, the 30 year old physically challenged mother of 8 children, has been able to put all her 8 kids in school; 4 in primary and the other 4, in vocational school.
All her kids, after school, support her on her 2 acre Cocoa, pear, Plantain and cassava farm! This is how they have been surviving in Kama Boadi District, where they reside. Abi Yaa told our Documentary Team, that, “her can-do spirit”, overshadows her daily challenges”. Her story, and that of her children, and how they project love and light, through their farm works, has been captured in the GOLD IN THE SOIL AWARDS DOCUMENTARY! She is to receive a Special SuperWoman Award.
This year, the Women in Food and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) and Gold in the Soil Awards, will take place in Western region, Takoradi, on Wednesday, June 22 and Thursday, June 23.
The theme is, “AGRIWOMAN: RECOVER- GROW- STAND OUT!”
The Gold in the Soil Awards and Agriculture Leadership Training Forum (WOFAGRIC) has since its inception brought together over 2000 women in agriculture, awarded 42 of them who continue to excel exceptionally in their area of choice within the value chain.
The event engages stakeholders in government, policy and administration, development-partner organizations, Research, FBOs, Agric institutions, and resource persons, who support in the capacity building, training and mentorship sessions for the women.