Swimmer Kaya Forson
Kaya Forson was the first female swimmer to represent Ghana during the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Only 14 years old she was the youngest athlete competing in the 2016 Olympics in Rio. Kaya broke her personal best in Rio during the 200 meter. Read more about Kaya and the Olympics.
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Community nurse Emilia Hayford
Community nurses like Emilia Hayford are unsung heroes who bring care directly to women and families in the seaside villages of western Ghana. They are often the only health providers a family in this coastal region will see. Award-winning photojournalist Kate Holt, on assignment with Jhpiego, a global health nonprofit, documents an average day in Emilia’s busy schedule. Read the story on one.org.
Driver Faith Lawson
Faith Lawson carefully backs a large silver pick-up truck through cones placed on the red soil of a military camp in Ghana’s capital, Accra. As she checks her mirrors and slowly reverses, 14 young women standing in military formation look on. Two months ago, the 24-year-old had never even gripped a steering wheel and was frightened by the very thought of driving. Read more on dailymail.co.uk.