Last night I attended Plan International’s dinner to benefit Because I Am a Girl. The initiative works to give girls access to their most basic human rights: clean water, food, healthcare, education, financial security, and protection from violence and exploitation.
At dinner, I had a chance to meet the courageous and talented Gifty, an 18 year old from the Upper Manya Krobo District of Ghana. She is the only daughter in her family and has worked tremendously hard to stay in school, despite her many responsibilities at home and the logistical difficulties of attending the only secondary school in her district. [...]