Ms. Ohenewaa Constance Ankoma has been adjudged the Outstanding SDG 5 Advocate of the Year by Humanitarian Awards Global on August 27, 2022.

Humanitarian Awards Global is an international award scheme that recognizes and celebrates world heroes who, without capes, have changed and are still changing their communities and are impacting lives and the environment.

She remarked, “Truly if you want happiness, help others. I feel deeply humbled and blessed to be recognized for my work; I am thankful to God. Winning this award has been possible because of the inspiration and support I have received from my team at Erudite Women’s Empowerment Foundation, family, mentors, and the girls and young women whose lives are being impacted through our interventions. I promise to only get better at contributing to making the world a better place for women and girls in underserved communities. “


Ms. Ohenewaa Constance Ankoma is a professional teacher and a passionate, life-changing social entrepreneur; an ethical woman building a hub for girls and young women’s development.

Ohenewaa is the Founding Executive Director of Erudite Women’s Empowerment Foundation(EWEF), a registered female-centered nonprofit organization in Ghana that exists to create a better world full of opportunities for girls and young women in marginalized communities.  Her organization provides economic empowerment for rural women; advocates for the leadership and inclusion of girls and young women in decision-making at all levels; and champions menstrual health awareness among schoolgirls in deprived communities to help them not miss school during their periods as a result of period poverty.

Ohenewaa graduated in 2016 with a Diploma in Basic Education from Agogo Presbyterian Women’s College of Education. She then further attained her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics Education from the University of Cape Coast, Ghana. She also holds a Certificate in Public Service Leadership and Governance from the Presbyterian University College, Ghana.

For her amazing contribution to the development of humanity, she was named a Global Goodwill Ambassador to Ghana in 2018. She was recognized as one of the top 60 African women in development during the 2022 International Women’s Day celebration by Donors for Africa.

Ohenewaa was selected among the three youth representatives from Ghana to participate in the 2022 Nasser Fellowship for International Leadership in Cairo, Egypt, organized by the Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports.

She firmly believes that women have the potential to lead a wind of change on the African continent and wants to be a part of that enormous transformation.

Ohenewaa has plans to establish empowerment centers in Ghana and Africa at large to enable her to develop more girls and women through her organization’s strategic interventions.

UN Sustainable Development Goal 5 concerns gender equality and is the fifth of the 17 SDGs established by the United Nations in 2015: “achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”.

We duly commend the efforts made by Ohenewaa and her team to help achieve this global goal by 2030.

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