Meet Gideon, the hopeful street boy who wants to become a doctor (Video)

Meet Gideon, the hopeful street boy who wants to become a doctor (Video)

YEN.com.gh met a street boy who has dreams of becoming a medical doctor, and the story of Gideon Boateng is one of hope and desperation that Ghanaians need to learn about.

Gideon Boateng, a young boy who has to make do with living on the streets, is hopeful that one day, he will become a doctor.

But Boateng's journey to his dream might take a long route than the average Ghanaian.

The 16-year-old has to contend with bullies and other unscrupulous people who would like to take advantage of him on the streets.

He told YEN.com.gh: "We clean glasses and beg people for money to survive. Sometimes, I get GHC 15 because sometimes, the senior ones on our side, they bully us a lot".

"Even if you get the money, they can come and collect the money from you."

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Boateng was brought to Accra by his sister from Kumasi. Their mother had passed away and he has not seen his father since the man went to Liberia in 2010.

Unfortunately for Boateng, when he got to Accra, his sister told him that she has to make ends meet as a "lady of the night". She sees clients in some of the notorious slums in Accra including Konkomba and Agbogbloshie.

"She told me she can't take care of me so I should start my life too", Boateng said.

But the young man does not want the rest of his life to dissipate on the streets. He is willing and in need of a benefactor who can help him get off the streets.

He wants to get back on track to fulfilling his dream.

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"When I wake up in the morning, I pray. My friends know ...I don't like quarrelling and I don't like fighting with people. So I wake up and pray for God to protect me.

Someone prophesied to me [and said] I am a great man [and asked] why I am here [on the streets]. That's something I will never forget," he added.

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