Prosper Tornyi: Young man Moves from Selling Bread & Coconut to Helping others Excel in life

Prosper Tornyi: Young man Moves from Selling Bread & Coconut to Helping others Excel in life

  • A young Ghanaian man's story of resilience and growth has recently surfaced online
  • The publication sighted by shared that Prosper Tornyi grew up quite poor and had to rely on selling bread, sugar, coconut and milo before school for survival
  • Prosper focused on his future hence successfully made it to the university, including holding a student body president position
  • The young man now hopes to experience growth in his career and some day work with some of the top organizations in the world

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A recent publication by shares the story of one Ghanaian man who fought through the challenges of life to build a better future for himself.

The report shared that Prosper Tornyi had to pick up the selling of various things such as bread, sugar, coconut and milo during his elementary school days due to low finances.

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Young Ghanaian man moves from selling bread to aspiring to work with Amazon
Prosper posing for the camera Photo credit: ptornyi/Instagram
Source: Instagram

According to, Prosper had to sell every morning before reporting to school.

Prosper shared in an interview with the impact having to work as a child had on him;

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"Waking up early to go to sell before going to school at the time to me seems like, I was maltreated but when you can from that side of time, you'll understand that you need to make ends meet for your family. While in the process of doing that, you learn about time management and savings.
There were times that I went to school late and was made to stand outside for the class to be over. Other times, I would be apportioned a bush to weed because I came to school late.
The effect was me being punished most times, however, I ensured I didn't take my studies for granted in the end.

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I sat for the BECE in Battor and passed successfully with flying colours and gained admission to study General Science at Accra Academy."

Results of perseverance

The young man refused to let his surroundings pull him down hence studied hard and got admitted to the university.

While in school, he was elected as the Student Council (SRC) President.

Prosper Tornyi shared the inspiration behind running for the presidency with;

"Leadership and being able to serve others is a calling that I needed to adhere to. I remember as far back as class 6, I was timid so I couldn't aspire for the school prefect and settled on becoming the library prefect and class prefect.
I'm a natural leader and my desire to advocate for social justice for everyone means a lot to me.
In Accra Academy, I couldn't get the opportunity to become the School Prefect despite my capabilities and drive. Timidity took a toll on me. My desire was to ensure every student gets equal access to the opportunities on campus and fighting the the minority groups who are from less endowed communities that cannot afford to pay for their tuition fee on time can get some extra time to enable them make arrangements for their fees and other benefits that comes with being a student.

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My aspiration is to make this world a better place. Starting with my immediate community and having impact on everyone.

Being the driven young man he is, Prosper volunteered on a number of social initiatives and was eventually selected to partake in a project called the Canada World Youth (CWY) Youth Leadership.

The birth of an initiative to help others

After his involvement in the project, an idea was birthed to start an initiative that would create equal access to education, employment and exposure.

Prosper therefore started the Proswriters Foundation in 2014 which was intended to connect talented youth in his hometown to opportunities across Ghana.

Today through his foundation, over 1000 lives have been positively impacted.

The young man's works over the years have gained him recognition by the US Department of States IREX Community Engagement Exchange, Fellow, 100 Faces of Impact-UK, IBRIE Foundation – Social Impact Prize 2021, 100 student entrepreneurs by SYNET, Ghana and the Nigeria Achievers Awards, reported.

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Hope for the future

Prosper Tornyi's dream is to advance in his professional journey by working with organizations such as United Nations, IREX, Amazon, World Economic Forum, Common Purpose in the near future.

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