Mamley Zainabu Adams

Living in Alajo a suburb of Accra where the lives of many young ones was sadly wasting away Mamley Zainabu Adams grew up developing a strong passion for the welfare of children and youth. While a teenager she took time to gather the children of co-tenants in her house to teach them. Her passion for supporting and impacting in the lives of others inspired the decision to pursue a degree in Social Work with Philosophy and Classics at the University of Ghana.

While a student at the University of Ghana, Mamley took part in part in the Mentoring Women Program by Vital Voices where she volunteered and was mentored at the Accra Autism Awareness Center.

As part of academic fieldwork projects, she grew her spirit giving back to society through volunteerism with Marie Stopes International Ghana on the project for head potters (Kayaye) and truck pushers in the La Kwantanang Municipal at the Madina market and the Autism Awareness Center.

She embraced the opportunities to partake in practical fieldwork experiences as an avenue to drive her vision of impacting lives. One of such opportunities led her to intern at Cheerful Hearts Foundation in 2013 on the Child labour and trafficking project. Working on the Stop Child Labour Project and experiencing the dangers and sad stories of the victims of Child labour and trafficking reignited her passion to work with children and the youth and to create an environment where they can fully function well in society.

In her final year at the University, she Co-founded a chapter of Patriots Ghana at the University of Ghana and became the first president of the group. The Patriots Ghana is a network of patriotic youth who volunteer their time to provide basic support for rural community development in Ghana.

Completing her National Service with the Ghana Education Service in 2015, she was recruited by the Cheerful Hearts Foundation as an Assistant Project Manager to help champion the cause of eliminating Child labour and trafficking in Ghana.