Humanitas Afrika awards the first scholarships to university students

09/10/12

Humanitas Afrika awards the first scholarships to university students

Emmanuel Attare is one of our first students to benefit from the long-term patronage programme and the kind support of Czech donors on the tertiary level. He is at the same time the first student from the deprived rural town of Obom to get a chance to gain university education.

Emmanuel, who is about to turn 22, was registered for sponsorship at the time he had difficulties to complete Junior High School. His story resembles many other stories of children who have been taken under patronage of Czech people. He has grown up without a father and as a teenager had to meet many life challenges due to which he dropped out of school for some time because the rest of the family could not afford the cost of his schooling as education.

Thanks to a Czech lady, he was able to complete not only Junior High School but also a good quality secondary school- Potsin T.I. Ahmadiyya Senior High School. In fact, he passed with flying colours last year. One of the subjects he excelled in (got A1) was Business Management, so he chose this as a subject of his study at university. Since the beginning of September 2012, Emmanuel has been attending the University of Development Studies in Wa (Northern Ghana).

The cost for the first academic year at the university for Emmanuel was covered by a generous  sponsor who has been supporting our project since 2002. We very much appreciate his kindness and his long standing support to our work. We need more of his kind to support our effort.

Another student who has been on our education programme from the basic level and is now continuing his studies at a third level institution is Kwaku Nanedzitor. Kwaku completed Kade Secondary Technical School in 2011 and got admission to Kibi Teacher Training College in the Eastern Region of Ghana. The advantage of his course is that as a trained- teacher his future job is guaranteed providing he completes the studies successfully.

Among the high school graduates who are seeking support to enter university is Jennifer Ofori and Florence Lartey. These two young ladies, Florence and Jennifer got the best results from a group of nine Humanitas Afrika secondary students who sat for final West Africa Examination Council Certificate. Florence has now been admitted  to study political science and Swahili at the prestigious university of Ghana(Legon) in Accra and Jennifer is at the Valley View University also in Accra.

The fact that thanks to our sponsors some disadvantaged children reach the university level demonstrates how the sponsorship programme is impacting lives positively in some rural communities in Afrika.