My Misfortune Turned To Be A Fortune
I couldn’t even afford an admission fee of Ghc 150.00 to enroll my son until my next-door neighbour suggested to me that ‘Gifty you are educated so why don’t you start a preschool with your son
Gifty Hammond is a trending Ghanaian gospel music producer, songwriter, and singer. Gifty Hammond is formally known as Hawawu Dedei Hammond is a Ghanaian (Ga-Dangme) who hails from Asre Jorshi in the greater Accra region and Agomeda in Shai hills, Gifty was born into a family of Muslims where she is the second of four girls. She started as a backup singer for musicians during their recording sessions and moved on to performing on stage with circular artists such as Nat Brew, Lady Talata, Reggie Zippy, and many more. All this while she has been writing songs, especially contemporary highlife.
From Journalism to entrepreneurship, I became a journalist through a reality show on T.V3 dubbed Hottest Host, I was the first runner up which won me a one year contract with T.V3 as a reporter, and a cash price of Ghc 3000.00 which I used to register my self into a remedial school to rewrite my SSCE since I couldn’t pass whiles I was in SHS. I had completed SHS 10yrs earlier and was pushed into early marriage to a Muslim at the age of 20 years because I had converted into Christianity in SHS and my mom and stepdad didn’t like the idea. I had to survive marriage by selling pure water, earrings, oranges e.t.c on the streets. I had joined cultural dancers and mentor so I can come out of my situation. And all this while, I was doing the recording sessions and performing with musicians. In this contest, I saw the hottest host as the opportunity of a lifetime.
After my one year contract with T.V 3, I conceived my son Nhyira and became so sick that I couldn’t work Again, things became so difficult that after delivery I went looking for a job as a cleaner since I had not yet acquired any certificates to get me a job, all to no avail. I couldn’t even afford an admission fee of Ghc 150.00 to enroll my son until my next-door neighbour suggested to me that ‘’Gifty you are educated so why don’t you start a preschool with your son’’ I laughed cos I had no knowledge of that but as she kept insisting I decided to research into it and the result is PINKS AND BLUES INTERNATIONAL SCHOOLS
My major setback since I became the C.E.O of Pinks and Blues International School is the difficulty I face in achieving my vision for starting the school. My vision is to provide quality education for every child no matter their financial, social, or religious background. My school is set up in a low-income community between Accra New Town and Nima, where most parents and children from these communities cannot afford the luxury of toys, swimming pools, playground for this children and because my resources are limited am unable to give my all in this direction
My experience in life is the driving force of the zeal I have, I have been beaten, poured upon, rolled over, put into the fire, and continuously I was been put into shape. Continue Here