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PAULETT V. OPOKU

My name is Paulett Opoku. I was born in Jamaica, West Indies and migrated to the United States of America in 1969. I initially lived in the State of Connecticut, attended Hartford Public High School and graduated in 1969. I subsequently moved to New York City and attended Bronx Community College where I attained my Nursing Degree. I got married in 1974 and I was blessed with three sons and now have three grand-daughters. I first travelled to Ghana in 1980 and subsequently moved part and parcel to Ghana in 2008.

I started volunteering with Children of the Light (CotL) in 2013 and have taken on the responsibility of Board Secretary. In my past employment in the USA, I was the coordinator and nurse of a Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program. Currently, I facilitate the Teens Program at CotL. This is a subject that I am passionate about. I’ve seen first-hand the changes that can come about in a teenagers’ life when they discover that they have something valuable to contribute to society and when they are given the tools to help them make informed choices; teaching them that it’s okay to say “No”.

Overall, living in Ghana at this stage of my life, I’m learning new ways of doing things.

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