Education  Ghana Project #26507

$1 for Higher Education Project

by NAPE Foundation
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$1 for Higher Education Project
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$1 for Higher Education Project
$1 for Higher Education Project
$1 for Higher Education Project
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$1 for Higher Education Project
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$1 for Higher Education Project
$1 for Higher Education Project
$1 for Higher Education Project
Mahamadu volunteering as a Librarian
Mahamadu volunteering as a Librarian

Meet Mahamadu, a first-year Computerized Accounting student and a beneficiary of NAPE Foundation who volunteers his time as a Librarian at Palm Institute when he is not in class. He is from La-atarigu in East Mamprusi in the Northern Region. He aspires to be an accountant and entrepreneur in the near future. He enjoys the lectures at Palm Institute and appreciates the use of real life scenarios to be able to practically apply the knowledge learned.

Through NAPE Foundation and the scholarship available, he is being supported financially.

Be part of educating the next genration of ethical and excellent African and Ghanaian leaders.

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The 2017 graduating class with Board members
The 2017 graduating class with Board members

On 16th December, 2017, Palm Institute held its 2nd Graduation Ceremony for the class of 2017. The theme centered on Building a Sustainable Liberal Arts Education in a Conducive Environment.  Sixteen graduates were awarded diplomas in Business Administration, Computerized Accounting, and Banking Technology and Accounting. The graduation was attended by management, staff, faculty, board members, friends of Palm Institute and friends and family of those graduating.  

The Founder, Rev. Dr. Okantey spoke to the graduates and encouraged them to strive towards meeting their goals with efficiency and effectiveness. He also highlighted Palm Institute’s major achievements since 2014, which included the start of construction of the first phase of Palm Institute’s permanent campus.

Mr. Sie was awarded the Founder’s Award which signifies the best overall student from the 2017 graduating class. He was presented with a new Dell laptop. Various other awards were presented to students based on their academic performance. 

Congratulations to the 2017 graduating class! We wish them all the best! 

 

 

 

2017 graduating class
2017 graduating class
Mr. Sie, a beneficiary of NAPE being awarded
Mr. Sie, a beneficiary of NAPE being awarded

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Emmanuel
Emmanuel

Emmanuel and Habib were among some of the first beneficiaries of NAPE Foundation scholarships who enrolled in Palm Institute in 2014. They graduated in 2016 with a Diploma in Computerized Accounting and Business Administration respectively.
Emmanuel did his National Service with Adom Herbal and then joined the Ghana Police Service. He currently works at the Ghana Parliament House. Habib completed his National Service at the Mother-Love Hospital in Adenta and was recommended by his supervisor for employment upon completing his service.Forty-two percent of our first graduating class is employed.


Your contribution to quality higher education is evident in our graduates and thanks to your support our graduate employmnent statistics keep rising.


Keep contributing towards raising the next geneation of values-based African leaders.

Graduate Employment statistics
Graduate Employment statistics
Habib, during working hours
Habib, during working hours

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The “One Dollar for Higher Education” project is a fundraising initiative spearheaded by the Naa Amerley Palm Education (NAPE) Foundation, to reach individuals and corporate bodies in the United States to support rural students in Ghana by donating $1 or more.

Our rural outreaches have demonstrated that there are several brilliant but financially challenged students in Ghana.  We believe in giving more students in these areas and beyond an opportunity to embark on a journey that would transform their lives, communities and the country at large.

This year our goal is support at least twenty needy but brilliant students from the rural parts of Ghana. One of our beneficiaries, Charlotte, a level 200, Computerised Accounting student who hails from Drobo in the Brong Ahafo region has a dream to establish an ICT center in her village to promote the study of ICT.She believes in the power of giving back to her community and making a positive impact in the society at large.

What we ask that our friends and well wishers do is donate a minimum of $1.00 to support these students we identify. Together, we change and educate the next generation of ethical and excellent African Leaders.

Thank  you to all our donors for supporting this initiative  and for giving the less privileged an access to higher education.

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Raising African Leaders from Rural Communities: A Beneficiary’s Story

Shiabu grew up in Jamera, a village in the Brong-Ahafo Region of Ghana. He attended Nafana Presby Senior High School in Sampa and completed in May 2013. After school, he knew he could not rely on his parents low income from farming to further his education. As a result, he began to search for other opportunities to help him save for his tertiary education. However, his savings were never enough to get him to school.

In 2014, Shiabu was awarded a scholarship by NAPE Foundation to pursue a Diploma in Business Administration at Palm Institute through the Matthew Essieh Scholarship Fund. During his stay at Palm, Shiabu was one of six students selected to represent Palm Institute in the New Business Challenge 2016 (a business case competition organised by the Ghana Netherlands Business and Cultural Council). Shiabu was an ambitious student who constantly challenged himself to do more.

Since graduating from Palm Institute in October 2016, Shiabu has been completing his national service with the National Health Insurance Scheme in Sampa.  He recently gained permanent employment at the Brong-Ahafo Catholic Co-operative Society for Development in Sampa. We are excited about this achievement and grateful to donors  who have contributed significantly towards the education of students at Palm Institute.

Shaibu’s long-term goal is to become a specialist in risk management.  He also wants to assist financially challenged students to reach their educational and career development goals in the same way he was supported.

With your donation, we can transform the lives of twenty (20) more students like Shaibu by giving them access to higher education. You have the power to make the difference!

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NAPE Foundation

Location: Portland, OR - USA
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Peter Okantey
NAPE Foundation Founder
Portland, OR United States
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