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The Foundation
Threads by Dreads Foundation & Community Outreach
Our Mission: Empowering Exemplary Scholars to Become Pioneering Leaders of Tomorrow

Threads by Dreads Foundation offers leadership workshops to educate the importance of financial literacy, life skills, and entrepreneurship. We rely on our resources and members of our community to mentor and develop our young leaders, especially our young women to become good stewards of their God-given talents. We instill the importance of self-care by prioritizing physical, emotional, and mental health. 


Mrs. Fedelia Adokailey Mensah Scholarship Award
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a one-time scholarship award for the sole benefit of the selected recipient. Funds will be issued directly to the awarding candidate's school. The scholarship covers: tuition fees, costs for excursions, meal plans, school supplies/materials and other program-related costs for the benefit of the student. Students in STEM programs are strongly encouraged to apply. Applications must be turned in no later than December 31 of the current year. Winners will be notified and awarded by May of the following year. Please see application forms near the bottom of the page to download and apply.


This scholarship was created as a dedication to the memory of Mrs. Fedelia Adokailey Mensah, who is the late mother of Christiana ‘Nana’ Afotey. This award will serve as a conduit in cultivating and carrying on her mother's legacy, aide in community re-investment and contribute to building a brighter future for children all over Ghana. Our Threads by Dreads Foundation is offering scholarships for high school and college students in Ghana. In the past, we offered scholarships to high school students only. Starting January 15, 2018, applications go live and will be available for high school and college students to apply. 


Biography of the late Mrs. Fedelia Adokailey Mensah

Fedelia Adokailey Mensah was born on January 21,1946, Dodowa, Ghana. Fedelia is the daughter of Emmanuel Isaac Bortey Nii-Akai and Christiana Fofo Kwei. She was raised in Dodowa a suburb of Accra and sacrificed going to school for some years to care for her younger brothers and sisters during her adolescent years. Mrs. Mensah graduated from Bantama Senior High School 1965 and had a passion for gardening all throughout her life. She was a good student and a great athlete who excelled in school, and won several prizes and trophies in both local and regional competitions. 


She married her long time sweetheart, Seth Mensah Afotey on March 26, 1977 in Tema Community One Presbyterian Church, after their traditional wedding in 1969. Fedelia and Seth raised four wonderful children; Sarah, Sam, Henry and Christiana. Fedelia and Seth would have celebrated forty-six years of marriage on March 26, 2015. Fedelia was a very industrious woman. She attended Essex County College from 1985 - 1986. 

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In 1992 Fedelia was certified by the State of New Jersey to be a home health aid assistant. She worked in the Accounting division for Macy’s for several years before working for the United States Postal Service as a Clerk Representative. From there she would go on to be a successful award-winning sales representative and business owner for more than thirty years. Fedelia was a devoted God-fearing Christian woman and attended First Presbyterian Church of Gallatin, Tennessee. In late 2011, Fedelia was diagnosed with breast cancer. Mrs. Mensah retired from her sales business to focus more on her health and family. Her brave and enduring fight with cancer quickly altered when the disease began to spread. Mrs. Fedelia A. Mensah, age 69, died on Friday, March 13, 2015, at a local hospital in Nashville Tennessee. She is survived by her husband, four children, five grandchildren, four brothers, five sisters, several cousins, nieces, nephews, relatives and family friends. Her uncompromising love, warm heart, beautiful smile, caring attitude, and selflessness will be cherished and missed forever.

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Mr. Seth Mensah Afotey Award Scholarship 
This Scholarship is for Technical, Mechanical & Special Trade Scholars. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a one-time scholarship award for the sole benefit of the award recipient. Funds will be paid directly to the school.
The scholarship can cover tuition fees, costs for excursions, meal plans, school supplies/materials, and any other programs related costs for the benefit of the scholar (up to $250 US Dollars). Applications must be completed no later than December 31 of the current year. Scholars will be notified and awarded by May of the following year.
Awards will be for, but not limited to:
Any hand skills required profession, Auto / Diesel Mechanic, Design and/or Assembly of cars made in Ghana, Architectural Drafting, Auto Body Repairs, Building Construction Technology, Business System Technician Course, Carpentry, Computer Technology, Creative Art & Design Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Electronics Engineering, Industrial Maintenance, Masonry, Mechanical Engineering Technology + Design, Motor Vehicle Engineering, Plumbing & Gas Fitting Technology, Refrigeration & Air- Condition Technology, Technical Skill, Technical Trade Schools, Small Engine Repairs, Welding + Fabrication Technology, Wood Construction or Technology.
Responsible Fashion

At Threads by Dreads, we prioritize reducing our carbon footprint. One way we achieve 
this is by minimizing the wastes accumulated during our in-house production process. When we complete production, scraps are given to artists + creatives who use our fabric scraps to create their art + accentuate their muse. To request our fabric scraps please be sure to contact us.

Threads by Dreads Foundation (Tax ID# 81-2218972) is certified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt under IRS code 170(c)(2). 
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