Meet the 16-year-old SHS girl in gold track who does part-time job to fund vacation classes

Meet the 16-year-old SHS girl in gold track who does part-time job to fund vacation classes

- Ivy Lartey, a hardworking 16-year-old girl in SHS 2 has taken to part-time work to fund vacation classes for herself

- The young girl and her colleagues who are part of the gold track are spending 3 months on vacation after being in school for 1 month

- According to Ivy, she is happy to have found the work but wishes to study uninterruptedly

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A 16-year-old form-two student from Ada Technical Senior High School in the Greater Accra region by name Ivy Lartey has taken to part-time work to fund her vacation classes. This has been because her parents were unable to provide for her.

According to a short documentary by 3news.com, Ivy has been on vacation since December 19, 2020, and is expected to resume school on March 1.

This counts as a three-month period of holidays after spending only a month in school.

With the help of her parents, the young girl was able to secure a job at Gino where she markets the products and makes about 50 cedis on a daily basis.

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"My dad is a taxi driver and he does not have the money to pay for the classes fees for me. The only option is for me to work so that if they pay me for some time, I'll be able to use the money to go for the classes", said the young girl.

According to Ivy, even though she is grateful for the opportunity to work, she wishes to have had the chance to uninterruptedly study in school.

She indicates that the volume of work needed to be done is enormous. That young lady recalls that to make matters worse, the previous semester, she and her colleagues spend only one month in school and had to spend three months on vacation.

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The mother of the young lady lamented in the interview that her daughter usually came home without anything on her hands after spending only a month in the school

According to Ivy's mother, it was difficult leaving her to roam and even more difficult funding her vacation classes which costs between GHC 400 and GHC 500.

In other news, a team of seven talented kids of the Kristo Asafo Mission of Ghana has built a breathtaking version of the aeroplane car that was recently launched by the Kantanka group.

The young children who are all under the age of 12 gave a live demonstration on KTV’s popular TV program, ‘Kantanka Exclusive of how the aero-car can be controlled with a software.

Nana Kwame Opoku who is 12 years of age was the spokesperson for the group and he explained with great eloquence that the reason they decided to embark on the mini-project was to prove to the outside world that Africans are also capable of creating great things.

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