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Ama K. Abebrese partners Ghana Girl Guides Association to fight skin bleaching

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The Ama K. Abebrese Foundation, founded by bubbly actress Ama K.
Abebrese, has partnered the Ghana Girl Guides Association (GGGA) to
fight skin bleaching.

A formal, meet-and-greet event to concretise the relationship was
held at the latter’s offices in Accra on Tuesday, where the actress
interacted with members of the association.

Important in many ways, the relationship will see the Girls act as
ambassadors of the ‘I Love My Natural Skin Tone’ campaign against skin
bleaching, which is spearheaded by Ama.

Officials of the institution say they agreed to be part of the
campaign because they saw in it, a useful social cause that must be
supported.

They also added that it largely blended well with their “Free Being Me” campaign.

Several promotional efforts aimed at whipping up excitement and support for the campaign will go live in December, Ama K said.

“It’s a self-love campaign and not a judgmental one to point fingers,” she said.

“The aim is to inform as many girls as possible so partnering with
GGGA which is already a big girls guide, will give the campaign more
ambassadors apart from the celebs we have now to give it a bigger voice
and reach across the country.”

She added that: “The rule to avoiding skin bleaching or toning is
simple, when in doubt about the content of the cream, use natural shea
butter or other products you are certain will not bleach your skin”.

“And one thing many of the girls believe is that, when they are two
or three shades lighter, they will be beautiful or look better in front
of a camera but that is not true.

“The celebs ambassadors of the ‘I Love My Natural Skin Tone’ campaign
will be supporting these girls from time to time whenever the need
arises at their events, to give it the prominence it deserves.”

Talking more on the partnership, Mrs Alberta Mensah, of the Girl
Guides Association said: “We are happy with this partnership and will
put in all the efforts we can to project the message of not toning or
bleaching their skins.

“And since it conforms with our own program “Free Being Me” we will use her and her ambassadors as mentors to create awareness.

“We will have a big walk, a talk and we are still planning more
activities that will factor in this message of the girls being
themselves in pursuing their goals without toning or bleaching.”

A successful campaign thus far, the ‘I love My Natural Skin Tone’ campaign has received great support nationwide.

In a sound and silent war against bleaching, it continues to push for women to embrace their natural skin tones.

[Credit: Myjoyonline]

Kofi Oppong Kyekyeku

I am a Ghanaian Broadcast Journalist/Writer who has an interest in General News, Sports, Entertainment, Health, Lifestyle and many more.

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