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OUR SPECIAL GUEST - GRADUATE STUDENT SOPHIA DAUDA
My name is Dauda Sophia, born on 4th August, 1989 to Mr Wulana Dauda and Madam Jara Nasumba. I was born in a village called Mempeasem along the Damongo – Tamale road. My parents are farmers. Neither went to school, and they have lived in villages all their lives that have no schools or hospitals or other amenities. Due to the nature of the villages my parents lived in, and because their farm could not generate more money, they never thought of educating their children.
I am the fifth born of seven siblings. All my older sisters went to live with Aunties as house help in other villages. In fact most my older sisters are taking the same route as my parents. I being a lucky child was taken away from my parents at the age of eight by my uncle who lived in Damongo, and that gave me the opportunity to go to school. I went to St. Anne’s Girls Senior High School (SAGISS) through the help of a Reverend Brother. After completing SAGISS, I had no hope of continuing, so I was to stay at home and help in the fields.
Through the help of Tools for Schools Africa Fdn. and the love and support of my sponsor Mama Sara C., I now have a BSc. Degree in Economics and Business Administration from the Catholic University College of Ghana, Sunyani. I am so grateful to all the contributors, especially Mama Sara, Marilyn squared and Madam Lyn. I will be so pleased to meet you at Shine!
A proud beneficiary of Tools for Schools Africa Foundation
Entertainment for the evening: Madame Gabriella Wumnaya, speaker
Third Annual “SHINE” - a Wonderful Success
Sell out crowds helped raise more than $35,000 at Shine! 2014. Shoppers bid on one of a kind items including diamond rings, art, gold and silver jewellery and even fur coats and an antique chair. A special thanks to the donors of all silent auction items and to the general public for their generous donations of accessories throughout the past year.
Guests waiting at the door were greeted by Gabriella and entertained by an accappella chorus, Hearts of Harmony. Ladies shopped while Namibian singer Garth Prince entertained with his band. Special guest, Gabriella Wumnaya, a former headmistress from Damongo, was the guest of honor. She compared the life of an uneducated and an educated girl in Damongo.
Once again we extend a sincere thank you to the generous donors, volunteers and guests who helped make Shine! 2014 such a success. We wish to particularly thank Terry and Angela of Artistry in Gold, Phil and Sue of TrueLine Construction, Rhonda and Bill of Earl’s, Jeff of Vold Audio, and the ladies of the Hearts of Harmony chorus.
Greeting guests as they arrive
Wine is poured and Desserts are prepared
Shoppers arrive serenaded by Garth Prince and his band
Mistresses of Ceremonies Cindy Jefferies & Marilyn Pottage
The special guest of the evening was Francisca Amoako who travelled from Ghana to be with us.
Below are general pictures of the evening.