Elizabeth Patterson is an educator, mom, sister and also the founder of the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG. As the founder of GEIG, she spends most of her time working on making several opportunities and resources available for young girls to grow and excel in their communities.

Besides her work with GEIG, Elizabeth loves travelling and connecting/reconnecting with people. Amidst all these, she is also an extraordinary mentor.

Let’s focus our spotlight on Elizabeth for her immense contributions to the Ahaspora Mentoring Program. Elizabeth shares her experience in the Ahaspora Mentoring Program.


I am inspired to give back as a mentor through the Ahaspora mentoring program because having mentors in my life has been impactful and has helped me become who I am.  I’ve been a mentor since 2017 and it has been an incredible experience. Getting to know and assisting the growth of my mentees over the years has given me many memorable moments.

However, the most memorable moment I had with my mentee was a  few months ago; Celine, my 2020 mentee who is now at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) volunteered for one of our workshops. Seeing how far she’s come since we met and knowing how I played a significant role in her growth through the Ahaspora Mentoring Program made me proud. I recommend this program to all aspiring mentors- just commit yourself fully and you will  make a difference.“