“When we fail to invest in the well-being and fundamental rights of Ghanaian children and young people in need and at risk, the opportunity cost is too high to bear. The same is true for underprivileged women in rural and urban areas; by neglecting those mothers, we sacrifice a great portion of the future generations who will build the country.”
Benedicta FOSU-MENSAH, the Founder of The Village Girl Foundation, is a U.S.-educated young visionary with a mission: implementing her lifelong dream—for every child, an opportunity; for every woman, hope. These two tenets have led her to initiate, and collaborate on, several projects aimed at fostering health, food safety and education for disadvantaged populations, especially in rural Ghana, her native country.
This website incorporates the Strategic Plan she has engineered as a first step in implementing her philanthropic vision. She understands that nonprofits in Ghana face many challenges and opportunities—and is making sure her charity plays a central role to help targeted populations reach their potential. While several elements of the Strategic Plan will ultimately address immediate economic conditions, the Plan is designed to ensure that The Village Girl Foundation is well prepared for what comes next.
When a society fails to invest in the well-being and fundamental rights of children and young people in need and at risk, the opportunity cost is too high to bear. It is tallied not just in cedis or dollars foregone but in promising lives tragically cut short. In vibrant bodies and minds diminished. In families, communities and nations undermined.
Conversely, when children have a fair chance to grow up healthy, educated, protected and loved, we reap collective rewards that change lives as they change the world.