Dorcas Carmelle CODJIA TOGBENON– IN COTONOU


Ms. CHIMENE SOSSAH received the AFRICA LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT award for her many initiatives related to female leadership and the well-being of girls on Saturday, October 30, 2021 at Benin Royal Hotel in Cotonou.

Mr. KAZEEM Balogun, Journalist and Promoter of the MERCY AFRICA concept and Manager of KALO AFRICA MEDIA also honored, Celebrated, rewarded and encouraged the carriers of social initiatives to continue giving their support to communities to at the 3rd edition of the GRASSROOTS AFRICA AWARDS AND CONFERENCE INTERNATIONAL event.


Ms. CHIMENE SOSSAH, President of LONG EKIN, and Promoter of the ASKE TROPHIES received the AFRICA LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT award for her many initiatives related to female leadership and the well-being of girls.


Ms. CHIMENE SOSSAH initiated a construction project in Porto Novo, Benin, of a large Polytechnic training center for out-of-school girls. The objective of the project is to offer a second chance to out-of-school girls by taking care of them and offering them training such as sewing, hairdressing, childcare, cooking, processing of local products, etc.


The plans for this center have already been completed and include training rooms, dormitories, common areas, shops and showrooms. Although the implementation was delayed for reasons related to funding and Covid 19, Ms. Chimène SOSSAH and her team are investing in securing partnerships that will make it possible to materialize this major stake project.


According to Ms. Chimène SOSSAH “Each girl that we educate close to her mother is a leader that we win”.


Thus, from the third edition of the ASKE Trophy, the wish was expressed to mobilize additional funding which will subsequently be used to carry out a project entitled “PROTECT THE YOUNG AFRICAN GIRL”.


This is a project that aims to “create dreams, give hope” to the young African girl who became a mother early on. It is about giving back “self-confidence and in life” to young “damaged” girls and to get them to believe in a reconstruction of their person for real successes and a positive impact on their environment in particular and on society in general.


Ms. CHIMENE SOSSAH, through her actions and social initiatives, is effectively involved in the promotion of women and young girls. She therefore deserves credit for this award entitled: “AFRICA LIFETIME ACHIVEMENT” by KALO AFRICA MEDIAS.


Dorcas Carmelle CODJIA TOGBENON

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