Ghanaian Charcoal Seller's Daughter Gets Scholarship To Attend GIS

Ghanaian Charcoal Seller's Daughter Gets Scholarship To Attend GIS

  • A female student whose mother sells charcoal at La in the Greater Accra region has been admitted to Ghana International School
  • The Ghana International School is an educational institution for the very affluent in the society
  • The CEO of GIS, Dr Mary Ashun, gave Jennifer a scholarship and provided an apartment for her to live in while in school

A daughter of a charcoal seller in La in the Greater Accra region has gained a scholarship to study at the Ghana International School (GIS).

Considering her family's financial condition, it would not have been possible for Jennifer to study at GIS since the school is for children from very affluent homes.

Jennifer got a full scholarship to study at Soul Clinic International School earlier.

Ghanaian charcoal seller's daughter gets schorlaship to attend GIS
A collage image of Jenniffer accompanied by her mother and Umaru Sanda at GIS Photo credit: @umarusanda1 Source: Instagram
Source: Instagram

An interview by journalist Umaru Sanda Amadu during the COVID-19 pandemic brought Jennifer's plight to the fore. During the interview, Jennifer mentioned that she struggled to learn due to the pandemic.

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The owner of Soul Clinic International School in Cantonment watched the interview and was touched. She reached out and offered a full scholarship.

Jennifer left the public school in La to Soul Clinic, where she graduated with O Levels. However, Soul Clinic does not offer A Levels, and Jennifer needed to advance in her studies.

Umaru Sanda shared a post on Facebook to get Jennifer to help further her education. This was when the CEO of GIS came into the picture.

Dr Ashun offered Jennifer a full scholarship and accommodation in the school's apartments.

On October 1, 2023, Jennifer reported to GIS accompanied by Umaru Sanda and her family.

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The two earned medical degrees from the Kwame Nkrumah Univesity of Science and Technology (KNUST).

@FestusLivingst1.shared images and a caption on Twitter.

''From the same Junior high school to the same Senior High school, same class, same house, same Dormitory, same Medical school!! Quite some time I've spent with this young man! I'm glad We've done it together! Super Proud of you, Dr. Ofori-Darko! Congrats."

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The Voice of UCC turned to Twitter to highlight the diligent lady's success.

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