Today we are celebrating Doris Darkwah, a Mandela Washington Fellow from Ghana


Doris Darkwah (Maame Dor) has Five years’ experience in program development and management for women in rural communities and working with streets girls in rural Ghana. Doris is the Executive Director of A Ban Against Neglect (ABAN GHANA), a not for profit organization with a social enterprise, which focuses on women empowerment in rural Ghana through skill training, financial education, Environmental stewardship. She started with this organization as a volunteer and rose through the ranks as Programs Coordinator, Prams manager and Director, Ghana Country Director and then Executive Director.

Doris is passionate about issues concerning girls and women and providing opportunities for women with limited resources to become independent and to be able to take care of themselves and their family.

She loves to volunteer. She has been involved in several Volunteering activities with organization and youth groups and churches, and is involved in several campaigns. Her favorite campaign being one that rebrands disability in Ghana. Doris has been on several speaking engagements in local schools in her community speaking mostly on leaderships and opportunities.

She holds a bachelor’s degree in Political science and Information studies from the University of Ghana, a former student of St Roses, a Ford Motor Company fellow and a Mandela Washington fellow.

She likes to write and engage people in thought provoking conversations on issues to find solutions to specific and general problems.

Her dream is to help people in transition find a good balance in life to take charge of making healthy decisions for themselves and family. So, for the women in the rural areas and on the streets, she wished to one day see herself at a position of influence, for a large scale practical change in the life of women and children.

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