Tiyumba Hope Foundation is organizing a Regional Teens Summit to promote young people’s participation in development issues.
The Summit seeks to provide a platform for the youth in Northern Region to engage with key stakeholders on issues related to sexual and gender-based violence, menstrual hygiene, Child, Early and Forced Marriage, drug abuse, rape, teenage pregnancy. career development and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) issues.
She eventually ended up at the Tamale Central Prisons where she served three years until a philanthropist, Chief Executive Officer of Tiyumba Hope Foundation, Fuseini Fadila, paid the 1,200-cedi fine and she was released from jail.
Fadila got to know of Teni’s story when she visited the Tamale Central Prisons to do a donation.
“I was touched on hearing her story so I discussed with my team and we quickly raised the amount and followed due process to get her out today,” she said.
Teni told 3news.com that her prison experience was a turning point in her life as she has managed to learn a trade, but said she has no funds to start a business.
“Thank God I learnt to bake bread and also prepare kenkey while in prison. If I get any support, I will go into business,” she said.