Meet Joycelyn Akorfa Atsoribo a Student at University of Ghana who is also a Mother and a 'Trotro' mate

Meet Joycelyn Akorfa Atsoribo a Student at University of Ghana who is also a Mother and a 'Trotro' mate

  • A 31-year-old Ghanaian mother of two works as a 'trotro mate' to pay her university school fees and fend for her daughters
  • According to the lady called Joyce Akorfa Atsoribo, she is able to make GHc35 on a daily basis and saves GHc10
  • The hardworking mother who is studying Information Studies at the University of Ghana as a distance student says any financial support will be extremely helpful

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Joyce Akorfa Atsoribo, a 31-year-old student pursuing her degree in Information Studies at the University of Ghana struggles to pay her fees and fend for her two daughters with the income she makes as a trotro mate.

Narrating her story to The Mirror in an article published by Graphic.com.gh on the internet, Joyce says she is able to make GH₵ 35, out of which she saves GH₵10 every day.

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The distance student who originates from Hohoe in the Volta Region says she became pregnant for the first time at the age of 17 during an event that was referred to as 'JHS' night.

Joycelyn Akorfa Atsoribo, a University of Ghana student & mom of 2
Joycelyn Akorfa Atsoribo, a University of Ghana student & mom of 2 Photo credit: The Mirror
Source: UGC
Life was not easy afterwards but with the help of my mother who agreed to help me with the child, I was able to continue my education but got pregnant again in level 200 at the universty," Joyce recounts.

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The hardworking lady describes her relationship with the gentleman responsible as 'hell' and narrates that she used to stay in the same room with him and four relatives.

With no option other than moving out, the mother of two had to fight for her survival and a place to stay, although that journey also turned out to be difficult.

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"I started a fruit business at Amrahia in Accra but it was halted by my landlord who was not happy that the business was thriving. He stopped my business only for his sister to operate same at the same spot," she said.

Joyce indicates that she has been a trotro mate for five months and any financial support to help her finish the studies would mean the world to her.

Stranger pays school fees for a needy boy

In an equally touching story, Efo Korku Mawutor, a young Ghanaian man has told an emotional story of how a lady he knew from nowhere decided to personally foot his bills in order for him to pursue further education.

In a post on his LinkedIn handle, Mawutor indicated that he was able to secure admission to study at the Ghana Institute of Journalism, in 2015 and 2016, but had to sit out due to a lack of financial support.

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"I had paid my own school fees throughout senior High school cos my parents could not afford it. And I was catering to two of my younger siblings," he recalls.

Source: YEN.com.gh

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