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.
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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