More than 15years ago, Awo Aidam Amenyah was an educator inspired by her love for knowledge sharing and an opportunity to use education as a tool to create social change. Always passionate about seeing children and young adults live their best lives with the freedom to think and express themselves. Awo believes in enabling and empowering young people with the right set of tools and resources so they thrive in life and despise seeing them being misrepresented.
Her teaching experience exposed and gave her first-hand knowledge of the challenges of pupils and students especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds. This she responded to by developing local interventions and solutions whenever necessary. However, she wondered how many other young people would be going through similar situations across Ghana. This ignited an interest in social work, a field that would give her the freedom to pursue her passion; identifying social issues, resolving them, and also collaborating with stakeholders including Policymakers and Children to influence policy and change practices.
For over 2 decades, she has been influential in the development, facilitation, and policy decision specifically related to Education, Child Welfare, and well-being off/online in Africa through the Child Online Africa (COA), a non-profit organization she leads. As a passionate architect of change, Awo’s career values and goals revolve around Menstrual Hygiene, Child Abuse and Violence Prevention, Child Sexual Exploitation, Reintegration of Survivors into Society, Child Protection in all settings especially Online.