Meet One Of The 2017 Malaika Hopefuls: Brenda McSaawa

My name is Brenda McSaawa, a name that has most people asking, "Is she Ghanaian?" There you have it. I am of Ga and Dagati descent. I love life, i love my family and I love my friends. I also love to ride my bicycle, read, listen to music and singing.

I have always sought to lift those around me and make the lives of others better. Through leadership positions held in high school and university, where I was crowned Miss Cognitive and Miss Communicator 1st runner up respectively, both in my first year. I have used those platform as a medium of impact.

In my research on sanitation, a sector I am concerned with, I have come across wonderful individuals who on their own way accord have made it their goal to keep Ghana clean by hand picking plastic waste and selling off to 3rd party companies at a small stipend. With help from sponsors these individuals were honoured for their humble efforts at a recent event in Chorkor . Ghana will be a better place if all Ghanaian were like these individuals.

Recognizing today's children are Ghana's future and how thoughts are closely linked to action, I've volunteered with Environment360. Environment360 is an NGO concerned with collecting plastic waste, selling it off to recycling companies and reinvesting the funds into school programs for children to develop sanitary habits. This NGO is shaping the thoughts of Ghana's future. There just so much we can do with what we call waste.

Contesting Miss Malaika has always been a childhood dream. My vision over the years is to make Ghanaians recognize how we can make our waste a new resource. Miss Malaika Ghana over the years have transformed ordinary ladies into influential people. There is just so much I can do with this platform to contribute to changing the low standards of sanitation in Ghana.

On the 25th of July alongside other volunteers I will be participating in the first Recycling Olympics by Environment360 for school children in Kotobabi Cluster of schools. Children will be using recyclables collected from home for game material and will compete against each other. The goal is to teach them that waste management can be fun.

Waste should not go waste. There is just so much we can do with it.

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Follow me on my social media handles, On Facebook Brenda McSaawa and on Instagram bmcsaawa.

Any guess what's engaging McSaawa this July? Well, dont be suprised to see her next time you plan a trip to Calvary Baptist Church Community Library Project(CBCCLP), Shiashie.

Miss McSaawa volunteers' assistance to learners with reading and writing skill difficulty. Together, we are re-writing history for several hundred children throughout Ghana; and, Miss McSaawa is part of this change story.

Congratulations Brenda McSaawa.

Last modified on Saturday, 29 July 2017 12:47
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