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Fellowship Participants - Mary Nunoo

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Meet ISPA's 2018 Global Fellowship Program participant Mary Nunoo!

Mary Nunoo

Ghana

Executive Director, Purple Rain Foundation

Born on the picturesque coast of Jamestown, Accra, Mary traces her lineage to freed Afro Brazilian slaves who settled on the coastal areas of Ghana around the 1900's. Head strong and warrior like, Mary shares a lot in common with her maternal grandmother, a dancer par excellence and the family griot.

Mary's love affair with the arts was passionately championed by her family and the larger community. Having worked in varied fields within the Non Profit Sector and the corporate world for a over a decade, Mary settled on using Arts as a tool for intellectual and economic development particularly amongst the girl child in some of the most deprived communities in Ghana and across  Africa.

In 2012, Mary founded the Purple Rain Foundation that primarily supports sustainable initiatives through the arts that drive social change and solve pressing social needs.

The Foundation also seeks to champion cultural cohesion through the arts globally. In 2016, Mary became the first Ghanaian and African to stage Lorraine Hansberry's ""A Raisin in the Sun"" in two West African countries within a year.

Mary enjoys reading, watching documentaries, travelling and writing short stories in her free time. Mary holds a Combine Major in English and Theatre Arts from the University of Ghana.

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