Sunday, February 9, 2014

Let's change the World--Together!!! Join Fahodie for Friends!

Let's change the World--Together!  Join Fahodie for Friends!

Have you ever wanted to help make the world a better place, but didn't know where to start?  Sometimes it can be overwhelming considering that it seems there is more evil then good surrounding us all in today's world.  I remember being a teenager trying to figure out ways to help the people around me and feeling helpless because there wasn't much that I had to call my own.  I also wasn't a teenager in the digital world of Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Vine.  I don't think you all realize how powerful you are right now!  I am writing to ask YOU ALL to help me, help a friend, who is trying to change the world!  Everyone please take the time to learn and spread the word about Fahodie for Friends- Freedom!

Many of us are so blessed and it's easy to get caught up in our luxuries to realize that not everyone has the same blessings as we do.  You may not know, but human trafficking and modern day slavery is a very serious problem in our world today.  Picture
The founder of Fahodie for Friends is Ms. Lillian Nana Adjoa Martino (currently 18 years old).  Lillian was born in Ghana, Africa; however, she was adopted by a loving family from the United States when she was three years old.  As Lillian got older and began to research the country of her birth, she was dismayed and discouraged to discover the levels of poverty, abuse, and modern day slavery in Ghana and in many other parts of the world.  This knowledge weighed heavily upon her mind, her spirit, and her heart.

In 2012, as a precocious 16-year old, Lillian decided that one person, even a teenager, can make a difference… and she created a project called Friends for Friends, which has now evolved into Fahodie for Friends.  Fahodie being the Ghanaian word for freedom.

How I got involved with Fahodie for Friends is that Lillian's beautiful family happens to be a major supporter of Ballet West.  I have had the pleasure to get to know them all personally and couldn't help to be overwhelmed by their passion for Fahodie for Friends and their need to help the people around them.  There are many ways to help this organization and for those of you who may be young and sometimes feel helpless know that by sharing Fahodie for Friend's Facebook page and website could change the lives of so many children just like you!  Lillian and her team travel to Ghana often and are planning to use the funds donated to Fahodie for Friends to build schools and shelters for young women, men and children in need in Ghana, Africa.  I will be joining Fahodie for Friends as a project manager to help spread the word and hope to be making a trip to Ghana myself!  Please take the time to visit their website and help in any way possible.  There are three powerful ways to be useful; ADVOCATE, VOLUNTEER AND DONATE.  You can choose whichever outlet to help that suits you best at this time.  Below is a link to video of a story recently aired on CNN about modern day slavery and human trafficking, 'Slavery in West Africa.'  It may be hard to watch but being educated on problems the world faces is the first step in making changes for the better! 

Visit Fahodie for Friends website and Facebook page to join in the effort!


If you would like to donate to Fahodie for Friends please contact Shelly Hanson:

If you decide to help us please make sure to tag Fahodie for Friends and Allison DeBona Breaking Pointe on Facebook and @allidebona on Twitter and Instagram so we can personally thank you for helping us make a difference!!!!



  1. Hi Allison! I'm so happy you started blogging.:) I've been blogging for five months now and its really changed my life. I've connected from people from all corners of the world. Thanks so much for writing this post. I'll share the link to the Fahodie for Friends website on my blog and help spread the word.



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