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Nigerian Actress Tonto Dikeh comes through for 13-year old pregnant Ghanaian girl

Popular Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has managed to locate  13-year old pregnant young Ghanaian girl whose story and picture went viral on social media. 

Popular Nigerian actress, Tonto Dikeh has managed to locate  13-year old pregnant young Ghanaian girl whose story and picture went viral on social media. 

The teenager, Afia was said to be engaged in child prostitution to enable her cater for herself and her pregnancy.

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When the incident came to the attention of Tonto, she said she felt touched and saw the need to do something to help locate the teenager.

The young lady has been found. Tonto Dikeh indicated that the young lady would be taken care of from the coffers of her foundation. She went on to mention a few things that her foundation was going to do to ensure that she could be reintegrated back into society. 

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The actress indicated that young Afia would be given a place to lay her head and her foundation was going to take care of her medical bills. She added that the teenager was also going to be enrolled in school. The package also includes cost of antenatal and postnatal care for the young mother and her child.

 She added that the 13-year old would also be placed onto a monthly-salary plan until she is able to work to cater for herself and her child. Afia would be assigned a psychologist who was going to assist her in case she has suffered any form of trauma due to her situation and also help in her rehabilitation.

The Tonto Dikeh Foundation is working on this project with St John’s Hospital and Fertility Centre, Multimedia Group and the Member of Parliament for Effiduase-Asokore Constituency, Honorable Dr. Nana Ayew Afriyie.

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She called on all benevolent people in Ghana and in the diaspora to channel some of their resources into making the lives of the less-privileged in society more comfortable. The priority of the Tonto Dikeh Foundation is to provide some under-privileged rural dwellers access to quality healthcare and education.

 She showed her gratitude to the efforts put in by social media to help them in their breakthrough.

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The Teenager being treated by the hospital

Source: yen.com.gh

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