About Priscilla

Janju, The voice of one girl

Priscilla Koranteng, Author of Janju

Born in Ghana, West Africa to a teacher and a politician, Priscilla grew up with a lot of optimism and the zeal to achieve the best in all she could. Her biggest and most profound experience is when she taught kids in elementary school during her national service in Cape Coast Ghana. “Those kids were the most amazing people I ever met in my life” Priscilla says. Most of them came from very poor backgrounds and didn’t have anything, but they were filled with so much hope. As a young woman, she also experienced first-hand, what it’s like to live in a village without electricity, clean water and basic amenities. Priscilla traveled with her father to many villages in the central region of Ghana, where she met incredible women-entrepreneurs whose resilience has had a tremendous impact on her life. While performing her national service, she worked with the local radio station to create an avenue for local businesses to advertise their services; she provided voice-overs for many advertisements. She also volunteered her time to support voter registration efforts. Her passion to help others achieve their goals in life and strive for success, led her to  choose a career in Human Resources. Priscilla holds a Master’s degree from the London School of Economics, United Kingdom (U.K) and a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Ghana, Legon. She is the author of Trails to the stream- a book of poetry and inspiration for everyday living.

 

Priscilla is a mother of three children – Kendyl, Kaniel and Kerald. Priscilla believes that what made the difference in her life is her education and the love and support she received from her parents while growing up. She loves to speak with children of all ages. She supports women’s issues and loves to participate in dialogues or forums and programs supporting women.  She lives by the motto “life is what you make it” – the motto of Mfantsiman Girls Secondary School – an all-girls secondary school that she attended in Saltpond, Ghana.