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This is Madam Raminatu. She was married to a ‘wealthy’ man with a daughter. She was thrown out of her home because she’s believed to be a witch; the reason for her husband’s failure in business. She’s been separated from her daughter too.
Where she is seated outside at Taifa, Accra, has been her home for more than two months. She sleeps outside facing the harsh weather conditions. What makes it worse is that the people in the neighborhood have bought into the idea that she’s a witch, a god or demon who can destroy their fortune. They therefore treat her so badly.
Then we met the family of heroes, Pearl and her son who are the only ones who care for her by giving her food to eat everyday. Her husband has been against it convincing people she’ll destroy the work of their hands if they help her. In the face of this, Pearl and her family have always been there.
This story got to the @voiicecommunity and we decided to raise some funds for her as soon as we could and to giving voice to her story on film(showing soon on the voiice Network) to create awareness and also to get some help for Raminatu. The first thing she needs the most is psychiatric help and then a shelter since she has nobody to turn to.
The VOIICE Community has put together a facebook group called VOIICE Out where we share, discuss and address unspoken issues of our society relating to religion, sexuality, mental health, lifestyle and the likes. Join this facebook group page if you would like to partake in these discussions with like minded people.
Our group is bound by core values of the VOIICE Community which are love, empathy, respect, individuality and inclusion.
You are welcome to join the group.
It’s been more than two years since the groundbreaking movie produced by the movie house Waisreel productions was released. Since then, it has made such great impact across the globe. This year, in collaboration with the VOIICE Foundation, the waisreelproductions will be touring High schools to show this movie and tackle the message of male sexual abuse and other forms of GBV.
We visited the St. Aquinas High School to teach them about channeling their passion into profession. Guiding them on how to effectively become online entrepreneurs and make an impact on society doing that.
Making young people realize how possible it is to be self-reliant, independent and economically stable despite the bad economy and lack of jobs that exist in Ghana.
Building the VOIICE community in that school was indeed an awesome experience.