Ghana’s Second Lady, Samira Bawumia Earns Humanitarian Awards in the US

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Ghana’s Second Lady, Samira Bawumia, has been honored by the Atlanta City Council and Macon-Bibb County in the United States of America for her contributions to mankind. Mrs. Samira Bawumia is a strong supporter of women’s rights and economic empowerment, as well as gender equity, entrepreneurship, women‘s and children’s health, and education.

She has launched crucial and opportune initiatives in the areas of health, education, and women’s empowerment through her philanthropic organization, the Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP). Shea Empowerment Initiative of hers which is a women’s economic empowerment project has taught 1,200 women about quality shea nut picking, shea kernel production, and preservation.

Additionally, she also tries to empower women financially through the SEHP Skills and Entrepreneurial Development initiative. About 3,300 women have been taught various occupations and skills as a result of this.

She had previously revealed on Instagram that she had visited MedShare’s offices in Atlanta, Georgia, to explore topics of mutual benefit and partnership between her non-profit, Samira Empowerment and Humanitarian Projects (SEHP), and the US-based humanitarian relief organization. MedShare has provided important medical supplies and equipment to communities and health facilities in Ghana through many organizations, including SEHP.

Furthermore, the membership of the Atalanta City Council on behalf of the citizens of Atlanta do hereby recognize Her Excellency Mrs. Samira Bawumia on this 14th day of May 2022 for her wholehearted work on the many issues that affect families across the globe,” the Atlanta City Council said in a statement recognizing the wife of Vice President Dr. Mahamudu Bawumia.