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Some Encouraging Words from Josephine Nartey to Women, Young & Old

Monday, July 11, 2016

Josephine @ Graduation 
A few weeks ago, a member of the Gbi Viwo community, Josephine Nartey, also known as Teiko, graduated from cosmetology school and felt compelled to say this to other women from within and beyond our community:

I once worked for Ghana Ports and Harbors Authority (GPHA) but had to quit that job when I got pregnant with my first born.
However, I decided I won’t get comfortable going without work after my son was born. So when he
turned two and started preschool, I enrolled into apprenticeship to become a hairdresser.
                                  Three kids down the line,  with the help of my
husband, Charles Paapa Mensah, and by the grace of God, I opened my own saloon two years ago.
 Knowing how I love my job, I decided to further my education in cosmetology.

As we speak, I’m done with my course and all set for my graduation. All I’m trying to say is that, if someone from my background can succeed in becoming a professional even after having three kids, then other women from our community and elsewhere – young and old – who may be faced with the challenges that come with work, schooling, motherhood and marriage, should be encouraged that they can overcome them. 
Paraphrased by Antoinette Herrmann-Condobrey
Gbi Viwo

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