Candidates

 

Francisca

University student (graduating 2018)
"Culture and Tourism” degree at the K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

 

Felicia is from the Kwadaso Ohwimase, Ashanti Region, and has three siblings. During her primary education (Primary 3) her father passed away and life became very difficult with the family having to rely on the small income by her mother. Thanks to being an excellent student, Francisca was able to get a government scholarship to cover her high school fees.

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Felicia

University student (graduating 2018)
"Human Biology” degree at the Medical School of K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

 

Felicia is from the Brong Ahafo Region and has two younger siblings and no father, as he is diseased. Her mother was unable to pay for the school fees, especially when the possibility of borrowing money dried out.

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Mark

University student (graduated)
"Publishing Studies" degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

 

His parents are divorced, and only the mother is taking care of him and his five siblings. His schooling was delayed by two years because of lacking funds in the family. During senior high school he managed to obtain a boarding house scholarship and qualify for the program for the less endowed through academic excellence.

 

Rose Mary

University student (graduated)
"Renewable and Natural Resource Management" degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

 

She has seven siblings and the family cannot afford to pay all her expenses. In fact, she did not have any accommodation interviewed by EducAid. Her family is from Tikrom, a suburb of Ejisu, Ashanti Region.

 

Waja

University student (graduated)
"Petroleum Engineering" degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

 

Her parents look after 16 children – some of which are from other family branches where the parents have passed away. The father is a teacher and the mother is a clerk, so they have very little money available to support their children. Her family is from Saboba, Northern Region.

 

George

University student (graduated, picture_2011)
"Culture and Tourism" degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

 

Both of his parents have passed away, and he cannot rely on the extended family for support. In fact, he has no place to go and stay during university vacation, so Kwabena (EducAid) has kindly offered to offer him accommodation during this time so he can concentrate on studying.

 

George graduated from Kade Secondary School in the Eastern Region after which time he worked for one year in a small timber industry to save up money for entering K.N.U.S.T.

 

 

Diana

 

University student (graduated, picture_2009)
"IT and Telecommunication" degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

Diana was the second best student after Seidu (our other EducAid candidate)in her secondary school in Mmeredane in the Ashanti Region, Ghana. She was admitted to the university under the Program for the Less-Endowed, but her family does not have the financial means to pay for her entire education. Graduated May 2009.

Diana photographed in January 2007 (Ghana)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joseph

 

University student (graduated, picture_2009)
"Economics & Geography" degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

Joseph was the top student in the Sokode Secondary Technical School in the Volta Region, Ghana. He was the senior prefect and his aggregate was 16. Joseph was admitted to the university under the Program for the Less-Endowed, but his family has difficulty paying his school fees never mind all the other costs (accommodation, food etc). With financial aid from EducAid Joseph graduated in May 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cynthia

 

University student (graduated, picture_2009)
"Chemical Engineering" bachelor degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

Cynthia (1987) was a top student in her secondary school in Ada in the Dagme-East District of the Greater Accra Region, Ghana, which qualified her to enter the university under the Program for the Less-Endowed. Her mother does not have the financial means to pay for Cynthia's education and finds it difficult to loan more money. With EducAid support, Cynthia graduated in May 2009.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Seidu

 

University student (graduated, picture_2009)
"Publishing Studies" bachelor degree from K.N.U.S.T. University, Kumasi, Ashanti Region, Ghana.

 

Qualified under the ‘Program for the Less-Endowed’

Seidu (1983) is a Kusasi with parents from the Upper East in the Northern Region, Ghana. However, he was born in the village Amakrom (near Tepa) in the Ashanti Region. His parents are farmers in the village Mmeredane (Ashanti Region). Seidu was a top ranked student during his school days in Mmeredane and Tepa, where he knew Diana, one of our other EducAid candidates. Seidu was one of six students to be submitted for the university under the Program for the Less-Endowed. With limited support from is family, Seidu has difficulty making ends meet and was able to graduate in May 2009 with EducAid support.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jimmy
 

 

University student (graduated, diploma_2004)
Teacher with a "Certificate A in Teaching" from the Evangelical Presbytarian Training College, Volta Region, Ghana.

Jimmy (Volta Region, Ghana) was unable to get started with his education until receiving financial support from EducAid in 1999. Jimmy has gone on to pursue a higher teaching qualification from the University of Education, Winneba, Ghana.
 

Jimmy in front of the school where he has been teaching (Ghana, Jan 2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Moses
 

 

University student (graduated, diploma_2003)
Farmer with a "Higher National Diploma in Agricultural Engineering" from Ho Polytechnic, Ghana.

Moses (Volta Region, Ghana) was only able to start on his education after receiving financial support from EducAid in 1999. As a young and promising farmer Moses has been given 50 hectares land free of charge by the government. Moses is establishing a training centre of other young farmers at his farm. 

Moses in his field of sunflowers (January 2007)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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