Empress Esi Amoah, a teenage television producer and philanthropist from Ghana, has dedicated her life to helping and inspiring those in underserved communities. Her passion for humanitarian work began at a young age, as she was involved in her parents’ efforts to assist needy people and families. At the age of 12, she started volunteering physically to aid the less fortunate, and has since become passionate about helping others after witnessing her parents’ countless acts of kindness.
Empress Esi’s father, who is a qualified social worker employed by Ghana’s Department of Social Welfare, has been her backbone throughout her charitable journey. She has already built and handed over three schools to the communities of Agortorkpor and Dzabukpo in the Central Tongu District of Ghana’s Volta Region. In addition to the schools, she has also undertaken several other development projects in Central Tongu and beyond, including covering the medical fees of six children held at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital’s Children’s Ward in 2017.
Empress Esi’s efforts to assist those in need have continued during the COVID-19 pandemic. She has fed the needy on the streets and in impoverished rural towns, and has distributed Personal Protective Equipment (PPEs) and other necessities across Ghana. Through her TV programme on TV Africa, she has also promoted awareness of other essential issues such as traffic safety.
Despite her busy schedule of charity work, Empress Esi has managed to maintain an excellent academic record. She is currently in her final year at a local Ghanaian school and wants to be an engineer. Her father is proud of her achievements and her commitment to helping others, saying that she is “a goal-getter, unpredictably creative, determined, and selfless.”