- Social Innovation Fellowship
The Professional Secretarial Academy of Ghana (PROFESA) is a non-profit vocational training school for the women and girls of Abeka, Ghana who cannot afford to attend high school. By providing these women with computer skills they are able to attain jobs that allow them to achieve economic stability and open the door to options other than selling goods on the streets of Accra. Currently, Longitude, a Providence-based non-profit, is financially supporting PROFESA and both organizations would like to move the Academy toward self-sufficiency. With Longitude's support, I will be doing field research in Ghana, networking with the community, and working closely with the school's founder to create a model of self-sustainability for the Academy in order to ensure its continued work to better the lives of Abeka's impoverished women.