Doris Darkwah Featured on Ghanaian TV
Ghana’s Mandela Washington Fellows Depart for United States
"The Mandela Washington Fellowship is the flagship program of President Barack Obama’s Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), which was launched in 2010. A total of 1,000 Mandela Washington Fellows from sub-Saharan African countries will spend the next six weeks in the United States. Forty different American universities will host groups of 25 Fellows for intensive academic coursework and leadership training."
SPANX Announces ABAN as New Leg Up Winner
"Spanx wants to give other amazing women entrepreneurs their leg up! As Oprah gave Sara her big break by naming Spanx a ‘Favorite Thing,’ Blakely is paying it forward by endorsing female entrepreneurs and their businesses. 'Everybody needs a Leg Up when starting a business,' is Blakely's philosophy. Through the Spanx catalog, spanx.com and its social media channels, Spanx highlights women and her business/products.
Inspired by a plastic bag’s potential, nonprofit trains mothers in Ghana
"Friends Rebecca Brandt and Callie Brauel quickly learned two things while they were studying and volunteering in Ghana’s capital Accra: Everyone drinks water out of disposable bags, which end up discarded in the streets, and tens of thousands of children were living on the streets."
ABAN Tackles Two Epidemics
"Making and selling the bags to provide income to the street children is the premise of Brauel’s venture,aBAN on Neglect. Now named ABAN (A Ban Against Neglect), it was developed in Launching the Venture (LTV), the primary venture-creation program at UNC. ABAN won the $15,000 Stedman Social Entrepreneurship Award at the 2010 Carolina Challenge, UNC’s annual entrepreneurial business plan competition for students, faculty and staff."