West Blue Consulting Helps Street Girls

Valentina Mintah with some of the beneficiaries

Valentina Mintah with some of the beneficiaries




The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of West Blue Consulting, Valentina Mintah has called for better protection for vulnerable girls in the country such as Kayayei (female porters) and other disadvantaged young women.

She said that the future of every developing nation depends on the kind of care given to girls and young women.

According to her, proper care will breed good and worthy citizens, while neglect of the girls would be disastrous for the nation.

She made this call during a ceremony to make donation towards the completion of a Kayayei Resettlement Center in Kumasi, which is an initiative of the Pamela Bridgewater Project.

Ms. Mintah suggested that there should be an effective public-private partnership to work out viable programmes to address the challenge of Kayayei and its attendant problems, especially the abuse they suffer as girls in the hands of unscrupulous person.

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She reiterated the support of West Blue Consulting, a world-class IT consulting and technology firm, to disadvantaged girls in the country to realize their dreams and ambitions in life.

Project Director of the Pamela Bridgewater Project, Yahaya Alhassan said the Kejetia Kayayei Resettlement Center in Kumasi will be completed in September, this year.

He said the center would be very useful in checking human trafficking because Kejetia has long been a transit point for the trafficking of girls and young women.

The center would house a clinic to provide free healthcare services to the vulnerable girls and market women trading at Kejetia and public address system to share information on mutual interest to Kayayei and market women.

Located at the heart of Kumasi, the Kayayei Center, to be manned by volunteers, would also serve as a data collection point to achieve the resettlement goal.

The facility, which is part of the programmes of the Kunata Voluntary Organisation (KVO) to promote the welfare of head porters, would also become a common platform for counseling, education on HIV/AIDS, awareness creation on pre-marital and unwanted pregnancy, which has been a challenge, proper healthcare, report of abuse and security for disadvantaged girls.


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