Beauty and Brains: Young Woman Bags Her Law Degree at Age 21

Beauty and Brains: Young Woman Bags Her Law Degree at Age 21

- Women and girls' rights advocate, Awa Gai, has made history in her family line as she bags a law degree

- She obtained her law degree from the University of The Gambia

- Gai has taken to social media to celebrate earning a degree

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A young Gambian woman on Twitter, Awa Gai, has headed to her handle to celebrate graduating from law school at 21.

The founder of She Awards Gambia, an organisation that recognises and celebrates the achievements of outstanding Gambian women, announced her academic achievement in a post.

"A Law graduate! At 21, I have become the first woman in my family to earn a degree. Grateful to everyone who has supported me on this journey. All praises go to the Most High," she said on Twitter.

Beauty and brains: Meet the lady who bagged her law degree at age 21
Beauty and brains: Meet Awa Gai the lady who bagged her law degree at age 21. Image: Awa Gai
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Gai's organisation, She Awards Gambia, recognises the remarkable feats of Gambian women from different sectors through initiatives such as International Women’s Day.

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50-year-old woman enrolls in school, says all subjects are easy except maths gathers that she is also a writer and contributor at The Law Hub Gambia and a full-time programme associate for the women and girls’ rights activist group Safe Hands For Girls.

Gai bagged her law degree from the University of The Gambia. She plans to further her education in the future and continue advocating for the right of women and girls across the Gambia.

Meanwhile, previously reported on Abenah Serwaah Mankosa, a class one teacher at the Aninkroma D/A Primary School in the Adankwame District in the Ashanti Region, who is touching the lives of her pupils in a positive light.

Though she is faced with impediments due to financial limitations, the young female teacher, through her laudable initiative has gone all out to change the lives of the pupils.

Serwaah Mankosa has been providing her pupils with hot meals every day from her meager resources and through the benevolence of her friends on social media.

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Iddrisu Kande, the woman who runs her very own aluminium business

In other news, Ghanaian female entrepreneur, Iddrisu Kande, has carved a niche in the male-dominated building and supplies industry.

Kande runs her own business called Marouf Aluminium Fabrications (MAF), a venture that deals in sliding doors and windows, louvre windows, balustrades, projected windows, partitioning, swing doors, etc.

The businesswoman has young people, including men who are understudying her to become expert framers of aluminum frames.

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