- Portia is a Form Three JHS student at Sefwi Debiso within the Bia West District of the Western North region
- The 15-year-old resorts to digging out palm trees for money to support herself in school
- Portia was recently captured painstaking digging down a palm tree in a footage which has since gained some traction after it popped up online
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At 15 years, Portia, a JHS student at Sefwi Debiso resorts to digging out palm trees to make money before she can afford to attend and stay in school with her own money.
The struggle of the Form Three student is visible in her daily routine in farms at her village where she digs palm trees for pittance.
Portia takes on jobs at the farms during vacation to earn some money for school.
Just like many struggling young teenagers, Portia’s story is no different. She has been compelled to combine her education with work in order to stay in school.
The 15-year-old student at Sefwi Debiso JHS within Bia West District in the Western North region faces the challenge of not being able to attend school due to financial setbacks.
Portia’s economically-challenged background has compelled her to work in farms where she digs palm trees to earn money to support herself.
Her mother, Sussana Baffour appears to be aware of her daughter's struggles but has nearly no choice but to watch her work tirelessly.
In a recent video that has surfaced on social media, the teenager was videoed wielding a local tool while digging down a palm tree.
The video was first shared online by Rainbow radio and subsequently posted by other social media platforms.
Watch the video below.
Meanwhile, YEN.com.gh previously reported that a young Form One student at Opoku Ware School (OWASS), born disabled, whose father abandoned his mother after she gave birth to another disabled child has received a wheelchair and a GHC1,000 cash donation.
Identified only as Kwasi for the purpose of this article, he completed junior high school with aggregate 8 in the 2019 BECE and was placed in his first choice school, OWASS.
His mother is a table-top tomatoes seller at Aburaso in the Atwima Kwanwoma District, Ashanti Region and has been struggling to raise her kids by herself. Unlike his father, Kwasi’s best friend has not abandoned him.
Kwasi's friend, who gained admission together with him to OWASS, has been wheeling him around for many years.
He continues to wheel him dutifully on campus and on March 7, 2020, he did the honours of wheeling him down the red carpet to meet President Akufo-Addo at 68th anniversary speech day of OWASS.
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