Fatimah Hallu Alhassan
Fatimah believes in the importance of education for all and is passionate about the exceptional contributions women leaders in education can make. She is an excellent example, having impacted the lives of over 15,000 students in both Junior and Senior high schools as well as young women in Ghana over the course of her career.
As the Secretary of the CAMFED Association in the Upper West region, Fatimah coordinates girls empowerment activities, delivers educative modules, and serves as a role model for young women. At the Ghana Education Service and the National Youth Authority, she prepares learning materials, trains colleagues to prepare learning materials, leads advocacy campaigns, and implements academic and career guidance. Fatimah is also the founder of the Seed of Hope Foundation, which procures materials including pencils, pens, crayons, erasers, books, and uniforms for pupils of Kupulima Basic School. In 2018, she initiated an “Academic Award Scheme” which serves as a motivation package for students that perform well each academic term. She also hosted THE VOICE OF THE CHILD, a radio program where pupils come to the studio to share what they learned at school, what parents can do to help students, and why children should be serious with their education.
Fatimah is currently pursuing a graduate degree in Early Childhood Education at the University of Cape Coast. With support from her Empowered to Educate fellowship, Fatimah would like to initiate a project called Empowered to Support Education (E-SED). E-SED will focus on inspiring a new generation of female entrepreneurs to grow their businesses; doing so will enable them to support their children’s education and sustain girls’ interest in school, particularly in the Northern part of Ghana. In the long term, Fatimah hopes to become a global transformative leader in education who implements policies that ensure inclusive, equitable, and quality education for all.