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Voices of Anakazi - Mothers for Africa

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Nehanda Sankofara, President of Mothers for Africa the Nana Sekyiaabea Foundation 

She was born in Los Angeles California. She has been a Police Officer for the Los Angeles Police Department for 23 years. Nehanda has received over 60 commendations/awards from citizens and LAPD rank and file for her outstanding performance as police officers and for her humanitarian works. She has never received a complaint from the community that she serves. She’s been promoted twice within the ranks of LAPD and currently works as a claim investigator representing the Los Angeles Police Department in small claims court. As a police officer she also served as treasurer for the Oscar Joel Bryant Foundation (LAPD Black Police Officer Association).  

She is an international traveler. In 2005 she was installed as a Queen Mother in Ghana. At this point she took the opportunity to co-start a non-profit organization, Mothers for Africa the Nana Sekyiaabea Foundation.  She has been President for seven years. Under her leadership viable programs have been established, such as the micro loan program for women and the Child Sponsorship program. These two programs were designed for women and children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ghana, and Haiti. The newest program is the International Student Exchange Program designed to partner youth in the U.S. and youth in Ghana for the purpose and to promote International Trade and Commerce.