25 November 2016 @ 10:00 GMT
Leading up to Ghana’s elections, Jennifer Kumi Danso 18" organised a forum to contribute to public sensitization on peace towards the 2016 elections from the charity angle and in doing so, to educate and create awareness of the existence of civil society.
The Charity Peace Forum held in collaboration with Lancaster University Ghana, themed “The role of civil society in maintaining peace” was highlighted by a panel presentation from young entrepreneurs, academics and policymakers with a passion for making a difference in society.
On the panel were Jennifer Kumi-Danso (LUG Law student and Founder of iHope Organization), Alice Judell (LUG Politics Lecturer, Hon. Kyeremateng Agyarko (Member of Parliament, Ayawaso West Wuogon), Solomon Agbemenya (Evangel Christian Magazine) amongst others.
“I believe effective peacebuilding requires input from all of humanity and I saw it as my duty to input my quota in peacebuilding through the forum as we approached the December 7th election, “said Jennifer. “Through this campaign, we aim to educate the general public on the plights faced by our focus groups (i.e. underprivileged and marginalised in society). The Peace forum was used as an avenue to send the message across to students and the general public through the media houses that were present”
Jennifer, a Year 2 Law student is also the Founder of a charitable organisation (iHope Organization). She has always been passionate about helping the poor and the needy. That passion led her to set up IHope Organization, a humanitarian non-governmental organisation established to reach out to the deprived, physically and mentally challenged in the society, with an aim to propel educational and social equality through innovative strategies and planning. She made a promise to go through life using her career to make a difference in the society.
“As a law student at Lancaster University Ghana, International Human Rights student to be precise, I have learnt several ways in which as a future lawyer and future human rights activist can help the less fortunate by making the society and government realize every life matters regardless of their physical, social, economic, cultural and political differences. I believe everyone has to be treated equally” she said
She intends to push the vision and mission of the organisation and to create public awareness on the importance of human rights. Also with hopes of being a Member of Parliament and the Minister of Gender, Children and Social Protection she intends to be the best and to leave a positive mark globally.