Her Life

Summary Biography

Abena Amponsah Addo-Yobo (nee Adjei) was born on March 11, 1969 in Accra to Professor Kwame E. Adjei and Mrs. Adelaide D. Kwami (nee Kwakye). She began her early childhood education at the University Primary School Legon (Accra). She successfully completed her secondary education with flying colors, attending Aburi Girls Secondary School (Ghana), Annie Walsh Memorial School (Sierra Leone) and Achimota School (Ghana) in that order. Abena proceeded to the University of Ghana where she obtained a Bachelor of Arts Degree in French and Swahili and a Postgraduate Diploma in Communication Studies. After a promising start to her career in public relations and broadcast media, Abena moved on to pursue graduate degrees in Early Childhood Education at Sheridan College (Canada) and at the Texas A&M University (United States). She went on to pursue a career as an Early Childhood Educator, teaching and mentoring children with diverse backgrounds and cultures.

Abena is fondly remembered as a beautiful soul who endeared herself to everyone around her. She was smart, always smiling, and naturally gifted with great all-round social and communication skills. She was a woman with a big heart, style and composure. As a wife and mother, she was steadfastly devoted to the well being of her husband and children, and maintained thriving relationships with extended family members. As a professional, she consistently made an impression with her work ethic and won various accolades. The children she worked with at various elementary schools in Ghana, Canada and USA adored her to the admiration of her colleagues and supervisors. 

Abena unfortunately developed and battled a long term illness for several years until her unexpected passing. She is survived by her husband (Michael), three beautiful children (Annette, Andrew and Adelia), her mothers (Mrs. Adelaide Kwami and Mrs. Lillie Adjei) and five siblings (Kwabena, Sylvia, Mawuena, Nana Ama Serwah and Kwame Jnr.). Abena was a special personality, gifted to her family, colleagues and friends alike, and her memory will remain with all of us forever!