- Emmanuella Catherine Hayford is a student of the University of Ghana
- The 22-year-old amputee climbs a three-storey building to lectures to access knowledge at the university
- Hayford has received a $6,000 (GHc34,440.00) prosthetic leg through funds raised by the University of Ghana Alumni Association, North America (UGAANA)
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A 22-year-old student of the University of Ghana, Emmanuella Catherine Hayford who is an amputee, has been provided with a prosthetic leg to aid her mobility.
Before receiving the prosthetic leg, Hayford used to painstaking climb a three-storey building to attend lectures at the University of Ghana.
The University of Ghana Alumni Association, North America (UGAANA) led by its president, Gifty Dankyi, raised a total amount of $6,000 (GHc34,440.00) to help Emmanuella’s quest to walk normally to access knowledge.
Hayford's plight was highlighted in a Joy News report in 2020, which prompted UGAANA to respond to her desire to access knowledge despite her physical disability.
The fundraising campaign to improve Hayford’s physical needs began in November 2020, which was spearheaded by Dr Ameho with the assistance of Dr Awo Mana Asiedu, Head of the Office Of Students with Special Needs, Dr Sharon Affrifah of Food Process Engineering together with several others.
The team was able to successfully raise a decent amount of $6,000 for the course. Hayford had her casting and measurements done on January 5, 2021, and gait training began on January 26.
With the prosthetic leg, she now walks more comfortably with less pain and difficulty.
Hayford expressed great joy and asked God to bless everyone who played a role in raising the funds to secure her prosthetic leg.
In other news, YEN.com.gh previously reported on young Ghanaian engineer, Mohammed Amin Mansur, who now runs a successful business.
The chief executive officer of Amin Furnitures now makes a living working as a carpenter despite graduating with a computer engineering certificate from Intercom Programming and Manufacturing Co (IPMC).
Recounting his daunting but worthwhile journey in a long-worded post on social media, Amin Mansur disclosed that after completing Aduman High School in 2009, he was confused like most teenagers with no clear plan ahead.
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