Jennifer De-Graft Ninson
Having loved education and leadership from a young age, Jennifer aspires to be a lecturer and educationist promoting inclusive education in Ghana and around the world. Her hope is that Empowered to Educate will offer guidance and resources that will assist with her mission to advocate, initiate, and implement policies and projects to promote education.
Jennifer is the founder of Beyond the Braille, a project that promotes inclusive education by bridging the gap between disabled and non-disabled individuals in the educational and professional world by teaching visually impaired students at the University of Education Winneba and Mawuli Senior High School how to use computer and smart phones.
As founder, Jennifer drafts curriculums for teaching visually impaired students how to use the computer, organizes and trains volunteers to teach the visually impaired, and facilitates outreach programs.
Her ambition is to grow the initiative to provide a broader platform where persons with different categories of disabilities have access to digital skills training, and it is her hope that support from Empowered to Educate will help her accomplish this goal.
Jennifer worked as a Programs Intern at CAMFED, where she worked on entitlements and organizing programs for scholarship beneficiaries. She has held many roles for the University of Education, Winneba Mastercard Foundation Scholars at CAMFED Ghana, including Organizer, President, and Public Relations Officer on their National Scholars Council.
In addition, Jennifer has started her own NGO called Organization for Inclusion and Empowerment – OFIE, where she runs her already existing initiatives like Beyond the Braille, Lead The Way Mentorship, Disability HopeLine and Everybody Matters Initiative; which focuses on creating opportunities for persons with disabilities, promoting education and Mentorship.