The maiden edition of the Single-Parent Empowerment Initiative Project (SPEI) has been slated for 1pm on Sunday, May 28, 2023, at the Accra Business School, Spintex Road and will be held on the theme ‘Single-Parenting: The Changing Phase of Modern Families’.
The conference will serve as a platform where single parents and the less deprived in communities as a result of broken homes will converge to discuss pertinent issues affecting their livelihood and well-being. It is also expected to birth in these individuals new hopes and empower them as they move forward with their lives.
The event will host more than 500 women from all walks of life who will come together to share experiences and ideas and to learn from resource persons who will educate, empower and equip them to pursue their career path while serving God wholeheartedly.
Resource persons will include the first lady of the Pleasant Place Church and founder of Christ Temple International School, Reverend Olivia Titi-Ofei; Gospel Artist, Abena Ruth; media personality, Tima KunKum; and other astute women professionals working within the corporate environment.
The Single-Parent Empowerment Initiative Project is organised by the Beats Foundation, a faith-based foundation established with the sole purpose of helping children who are under single parental care as a result of divorce or death.
The foundation is here to complement the efforts of single parents by providing educational sponsorship opportunities and vocational training opportunities, among others, for the children and the parents.
Founder of Beats Foundation, Beatrice Bonney-Gyasi, said her outfit sees the need to appreciate single parents and celebrate them, while assisting and encouraging them to still discover their purposes in life.
Being raised by her mother, she believed that: “No matter what had happened – be it divorce, separation, death or teenage pregnancy – one could still keep their dreams alive and strive in life” and that is what her foundation wants to achieve. She added that the conference is not limited to single parents but also beckons everyone who wishes to learn and make positive future and life decisions.
Ms. Bonney-Gyasi is hopeful the conference would give children of single-parent counselling and empowerment to live their best life despite any hardships they may have had.
The team at Beats Foundation works hard each year to provide and improve the lives of needy children as they provide protection, show compassion, give hope to needy children, and bring out the best in them to contribute their quota to the development of the country. To ensure the success of this initiative, the foundation is seeking partnerships and key stakeholders’ involvement to support this important and unique initiative.