Rising Africa joins Coca Cola to Celebrate a Star of Change, Linda Ohui Teye, a young, dynamic, smart, confident and charitable lady. Linda is a twenty-seven year old graduate of the University for Development Studies, who hails from Osudoku in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. She is the founder and manager of Lintel Aid Ghana, a non governmental organization founded in July 2015.
Ghana has in recent times seen people, especially the youth, trying their best to contribute their quota to the development of societies in various innovative ways. The rise of female domination in the process of societal and human development over the decades have been astonishing.
Through her innovative ideas and charitable nature, the foundation has been able to contribute immensely to the less privileged and needy people, especially children across the country through various projects. The foundation has successfully executed six major and other minor but equally important projects within the few years of its inception.
The team has donated to Christ the King school in James town in Accra: educational materials and other assorted items, conducted a cleanup exercise, painted the blackboards of their classrooms and also went the extra mile to renovate the school. This act of generosity put an unending smile on the faces of the children as most of them were under privileged.
Her foundation also visited five communities in the Eastern region of Ghana and donated among other items, educational materials and clothes to many needy students. They also took the chance to create awareness of the importance of hand washing both at school and in their various homes. They as well provided equipment to encourage the washing of hands.
Lintel Aid Ghana again launched its fourth major project called the 1kid-uniform, at Gumbihini in the Tamale Metropolis. They donated well fitting uniforms to 41 students of the Al-Zahariya Primary School, to support the those who did not have school uniforms. They also donated some learning items as usual to support the academic activities of the school.
The foundation recently stormed the streets of Accra, specifically Accra Mall Street to donate snacks and fruits to as many children there. These children were beaming with smiles as they enjoyed their packages.
Bolgatanga was not left out, as the team visited 25 schools to purposely share quality time with the children, motivating them to be optimistic of their dreams, and work hard to actualize those beautiful dreams. Linda, having in mind the kind of society we live in: a society that gives more value to males than females, did not for once let an opportunity to educate the girl-child slip by. She always seizes the opportunity to talk to girls on the essence to build their self-esteem and not give up their dreams even when confronted with challenges. She also discussed other sensitive issues pertaining to the females students.
Their sixth major project saw about 475 school children benefit from donation of educational materials and other salient items.
Other important engagements by the foundation include provision of breakfast for underprivileged school children and support for the victims of rainstorm in Otrokpe community of Upper Manya Krobo, in the Eastern Region.
Linda Ohui Teye is indeed an example of a selfless advocate, who even as a degree certificate holder, did not chase for white color jobs to make her comfortable but went out of her comfort zone to make others around her, especially children happy. Her passion for child education, female empowerment, capacity building and societal development, is evident in her foundation’s benevolence and act of selflessness over the past few years.
She derives her funding from family, relatives, friends, and community networks. She is an icon and a role model for many people, she is an inspiration to most of the youths in Ghana and beyond. Her efforts to humanity cannot be measured. Rising Africa team commends you for the good works, and challenge you to continue the good work.
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Article by Nora Asiedu.