The First Runner Up of the 2019 edition of Ghana’s Most Beautiful reality show, Anita Enam Bossoh has launched her foundation to help reduce teenage pregnancy in Ghana.
The Enam Foundation which was launched at Stevens Hotel in Ho, is set to campaign against teenage pregnancy and promote sustainable development goals 3 and 4.
At the launch, Enam, the Volta regional representative of 2019 Ghana’s Most Beautiful pageant disclosed that she was saddened after seeing tabulated results of teenage pregnancy cases in the country. She made a firm commitment to helping reduce the high rate of teenage pregnancy, especially in the Volta region.
Launching the Enam Foundation, the guest speaker, Prof. John Gyapong, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Health and Allied Sciences assured that the aims and goals of the foundation would be fulfilled.
He mentioned irresponsible parenting, lack of attention and affection from parents, bad company and Peer pressure, poverty, illiteracy and ignorance as the main causes of teenage pregnancies in the country.
According to Prof. Gyapong, teenage pregnancy highly occurs among those with less education, who are unemployed, unmarried and with inadequate antenatal care.
He advised that the Foundation in addressing this social canker should increase the advocacy and awareness campaign using both modern and traditional means to reach out these vulnerable teenage girls.
The special guest of honour and chairpersons for the launch, Dr. Archibald Yao Letsa and Madam Dzifa Gomashie also expressed their total support for the foundation.
Enam Foundation as part of its aims and objectives will use the education and awareness drive and collaborate with Health Directorates across the country, Ghana Health Service, Ghana Education Service (GES) authority for more awareness campaigns at school and community levels.
Other dignitaries who graced the occasion were Ho Municipal Chief Executive, Prosper Pi-Bansah, a representative from the office of Former President Jerry John Rawlings, Traditional rulers and others.