Photo of former Ghanaian gum seller who now studies at Yale University pops up

Photo of former Ghanaian gum seller who now studies at Yale University pops up

- Shadrach Frimpong grew up in a neighbourhood which lacked electricity and running water but he didn't allow the situation to crush his dreams

- He is now a Masters student at the Yale University in the United States of America and an editor of a journal

- At the moment, he has been to a number of countries such Switzerland and Mexico

The story of Shadrach Frimpong’s life without doubt, falls in the category of people who defied the odds and turned things around because they were determined to do so.

Frimpong grew up at Tarkwa Breman, a town in the Western region and had no access to electricity or running water.

He relocated to Kumasi and then to the United States of America (USA), Switzerland and Mexico.

Photo of former Ghanaian gum seller who now studies at Yale University pops up

Shadrach Frimpong Credit: medical.yale.edu
Source: UGC

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YEN.com.gh understands that he is currently the founder and chief executive officer of Cocoa360 and is currently the editor of the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law and Ethics at Yale University.

The publication is peer-reviewed and released biannually by the Yale Schools of Law, Medicine, Epidemiology and Public Health, and Nursing.

Face2faceafrica.com reports that Frimpong, who was born to a peasant farmer and a charcoal seller, once sold gum on the streets of Accra.

He gained admission to Opoku Ware Senior High School and later received a full scholarship to study at Ivy League schools in the USA such as the University of Pennsylvania, Tufts University, Fisk University, Oberlin College, Cornell University and Brown University.

In other news, Ghana’s youngest real estate developer, Stephanie Ode Wilson constructed a 3-bedroom apartment and sold her first house in November 2017.

She achieved this at the age of 20 years old and she went ahead to sell three more houses.

Reports available say she saved money received from a real estate developer for whom she ran errands.

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