Wisconsin lecturer Mrs Adeline Borti has been awarded an International Fellowship by the American Association of University Women (AAUW).

The 2016-17 fellowship will enable Mrs Borti, who taught English on the General Studies programme, to complete her PhD studies in Literacy Education at the University of Wyoming in the USA.

Mrs Borti is a language and literacy educator who is passionate about and committed to partnering with government and other stakeholders to address the low literacy rates among children, women, and the illiterate population in Ghana. 

She plans to empower deprived communities through robust literacy programs and community literacy centres. Her immediate goal is to take courses, perform research, and complete a doctorate in literacy education.

Mrs Borti holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from the University of Ghana (2007) and a Bachelor of Education from the University of Cape Coast (2001). 

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) is an organisation that promotes equity and education for women and girls. 

Since its founding in 1881, AAUW members have examined and taken positions on educational, social, economic and political issues that affect women.

AAUW advances equity for women and girls through advocacy, education, philanthropy, and research.