- Faustina Takyi has earned a full scholarship from President Akufo-Addo
- The level 100 visually impaired student of the Cape Coast University caught the attention of President Akufo-Addo while telling her story
- The president, however, directed that she is given a full scholarship for her to continue her education
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A level 100 visually impaired student of the Cape Coast University, Faustina Takyi, has earned a full scholarship from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Her touching and emotional interview with TV3 caught the attention of President Akufo-Addo who in turn directed that she is given a full scholarship for her to continue her education.
Faustina narrated how she lost her sight at the age of 13 while playing with her friends when one of them bit her eye causing her to lose her eyesight.
After Faustina she lost her sight, her 60-year-old unemployed mother, Esi, has since been the one taking care of her and two other siblings with occasional support from others.
The story was shared on Mother’s Day on TV3 to celebrate Faustina's mother for her efforts in taking care of them 20 years after her husband got missing on a fishing voyage.
On May 12, 2020, the Municipal Chief Executive for Mfantsiman, Kenneth Kelly Essuman and some officials of the Scholarship Secretariat visited the home of Faustina to announce the offering of the scholarship to her.
Four days later, the team went to the home to officially present the scholarship letter, a laptop and a mobile phone to Faustina who hopes to become a teacher one day.
Her mother was also presented with cash donated by benevolent individuals who were touched by her plight.
In other news, a Nigerian man identified as Anthony Esho has married his Jamaican fiancee, Simone Isaacs, at the Washington D.C. War Memorial park in the United States.
The wedding was witnessed by just five guests, two from both families and the fifth person was the officiating minister. Another person present was the photographer.
Sharing photos from the wedding on his Instagram page, Anthony wrote: “Unfortunately we couldn’t have a “traditional” wedding but I thank God for the journey and wouldn’t have had it any other way.
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