One Year Later: Memunatu and Promoting Literacy

School is in full swing and it’s certainly been quite busy. Three exams done so far and I’m proud to say it’s all going well (updates on school to come later). About a year ago, around this time, I mentioned I was working with Memunatu magazine as a campaign manager for their Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign. During that period, I had the opportunity of working with a startup whose mission I believed in – promoting literacy, leadership, and empowerment for West African girls through a classroom magazine. It was a cool experience working with the Memunatu team; I even had my first radio appearance through this role. Well fast forward to last week, I finally received a copy of the inaugural issue! I’ll be honest, I almost squealed with excitement when I opened the package and saw it was really here.

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I had the opportunity to contribute to the magazine as well. Yep, right there on page 7.

mem1 A lot of work was put into making this publication happen and I am so immensely proud of Mariama and Fatmata (the co-founders of Memunatu) and the rest of the Memunatu team. Do check out their website to learn more about Memunatu.

covermemSpeaking of literacy and education as a whole, have you seen Michelle Obama’s 62 million girls campaign? It’s a part of the Let Girls Learn Initiative. I love it! Every girl deserve an education. Check out 62milliongirls.com and post a picture on Instagram or Twitter with a caption on what school taught you.

2 comments

  1. Ah! You are so amazing! Glad to hear school is going well for you! I’m currently on a blogging hiatus but I always look forward to reading your posts. This one in particular made me smile. Anything involving the empowerment of women is dear to my heart. And of course, throw Africa into mix, and you hit a very special place. Way to go, girl!

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