Prestigious Award for Betty Makoni from Afrikan Goddess

( Article by N. Amma Twum-Baah Editor and Publisher)
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Afrikan Goddess Announces Its First Goddess of the Year Award

Recipient as Betty Makoni of Girl Child Network.

I must say that this was one of the most heart wrenching

experiences of my time here at Afrikan Goddess. It was especially heart

wrenching when it came down to the final two because either one of them

definitely deserved to win. However, we could only choose one woman and

your voices were so strong that it could not be ignored. Eventually,

the awards committee made the tough but right decision to go with the

readers/voter’s choice.

Ms. Betty Makoni of the Girl Child Network (GCN) won a landslide

Victory in the final round of voting. Many of you tuned in to view her

video speaking about her childhood and the reason why she is passionate

about GCN. Many of you were touched, and so was I. Ms Makoni’s story of

how she turned a bitter childhood experience into one of personal

triumph and triumph for many girls – some of whom are now wives and

mothers, businesswomen and more – who are now passing on the torch is

one to be emulated and celebrated. The saying goes that it only takes

one person to make a difference, and Ms. Betty Makoni has definitely

made a difference. It was evident in the number of emails I received

hailing her for her passion and generosity. It was in the number of

comments to our blog posts, and in the number of voters who showed up

from all corners of the world to cast their votes. I can tell you one

thing: Ms. Makoni is greatly appreciated and loved.

Afrikan Goddess will honor Ms. Betty Makoni in a ceremony in

Washington, DC, for her contributions to making the lives of others

better. Visit the awards website at www. for

details on event registration and ticket information as they become

available. It will definitely be a night of glamour, inspiration and

entertainment. Save the date – June 9, 2012!!!