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Educational Pathways International

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Address:

500 Fairview Blvd. Incline Village NV 89451 USA

Mission:

EPI recognizes, supports, and empowers gifted young people from families of need in the country of Ghana through a comprehensive university scholarship program, enabling them to develop their talents and make a positive difference in their home country.

Results:

EPI has benefited nearly one hundred students since its inception in 2007. To date, 100% of these remarkable individuals have met their scholastic milestones.

Target demographics:

Gifted high school graduates from families of great need in ghana

Direct beneficiaries per year:

60-70

Geographic areas served:

Ghana

Programs:

Educational Pathways International (EPI) provides university scholarships to Ghanaian student of the greatest financial need who can be considered ‘gifted’. The program also provides students with comprehensive counseling, guidance and support in the areas of academic performance, career development, language skills, and leadership.

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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

The heart of the volunteer they say is not measured in size but by the depth of his commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. One makes a living by what he gets but makes a life by what he gives. I am Morkporkpor Tornko, a third year Doctor of Pharmacy Student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
My family faced financial difficulties in affording for my enrollment in the university and even when I did gain entry, I was confronted with and wondering how I could make it through considering the high financial requirements. I got enrolled on the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program in 2013. I have since noted the significant support and contributions that EPI has made and is still making in my life and that of others.
EPI provides an annual sum of money enough to cover my tuition, books, pocket money and accommodation fees as a student. I would say honestly that the organization does not only support but caters for my needs for which am grateful.
I have heard of and learnt from close friends how other non-profit organizations operate. Comparatively however EPI is unique and exceptional. Why? EPI provides a sort of union and cohesion between students on the scholarship providing an avenue for interacting and learning from fellow beneficiaries, promoting social integration that even extends to the alumni. I see myself as a member of a family and loved by others.
EPI demonstrates that academic excellence is not only key in the personality development of an individual. Through the Program Coordinator beneficiaries are taught topics such as time management, goal setting, preparing personal documents such as curriculum vitae (CV), among other ethics.
This is a non-profit organization that also checks up on me and in general its beneficiaries performances and achievements academically and in extracurricular or social events and participations, finds out reasons why you performed sub standardly and most importantly gives you advice, hope and support to aspire you and to attain greater heights.
Excursions, tours and field trips, annual luncheon and dinners are organized and have help learn, explore sceneries and ease off academic tension. Importantly the organization has instilled in me a habit of community involvement and offering voluntary service through her constant encouragement of community service and the senior high school teaching program.
I am forever grateful and hereby acknowledge that the depth of commitment of EPI to make a difference in the lives of others is truly representative of that of a volunteer.
My life and education has been easier to pursue with many positive impacts since I became an Educational Pathways International (EPI) beneficiary.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Success comes through utilizing great opportunities in life. Educational Pathways international (EPI) is one that provides such great opportunities for many youths to be successful even amongst their peers and to be great generational leaders in the world. It is a privilege to be a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International’s full scholarship to unique brilliant students of financial need in the university. EPI has played a vital role in furthering my education and the realization of my career goal.
The impact EPI creates cuts across various facets of one’s life: social, economic and academic. Since the EPI program is a comprehensive combination of financial assistance and good training skills to improve one’s life. Being a member of this family, my self- confidence has boosted tremendously through the competitive interviews and the platform created during our monthly meetings. Also, I have acquired adequate skills and information that goes beyond my degree. These skills includes; great leadership skills, and good communication skills with fellow colleagues, lecturers, supervisors and the community at large. The guidance and counseling aspect of EPI’s program is another area I have gained much from since it continues to shape my life and improve my academic performance.
Through EPI, I have learnt to give back to society through internship programs and volunteer work. EPI has inspired in me and provided what it takes to be an influential leader and contribute meaningfully to the development of Ghana. I am most grateful to the benefactors, especially Mr. & Mrs. Lafrance and Madam Eunice Eghan. God richly bless you and cause EPI to continually flourish.
Queensta Mensah,
B.A Political Science
Third Year
University of Ghana

 
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Rating: 2 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

The heart of the volunteer they say is not measured in size but by the depth of his commitment to make a difference in the lives of others. One makes a living by what he gets but makes a life by what he gives. I am Morkporkpor Tornko, a third year Doctor of Pharmacy Student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
My family faced financial difficulties in affording for my enrollment in the university and even when I did gain entry, I was confronted with and wondering how I could make it through considering the high financial requirements. I got enrolled on the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program in 2013. I have since noted the significant support and contributions that EPI has made and is still making in my life and that of others.
EPI provides an annual sum of money enough to cover my tuition, books, pocket money and accommodation fees as a student. I would say honestly that the organization does not only support but caters for my needs for which am grateful.
I have heard of and learnt from close friends how other non-profit organizations operate. Comparatively however EPI is unique and exceptional. Why? EPI provides a sort of union and cohesion between students on the scholarship providing an avenue for interacting and learning from fellow beneficiaries, promoting social integration that even extends to the alumni. I see myself as a member of a family and loved by others.
EPI demonstrates that academic excellence is not only key in the personality development of an individual. Through the Program Coordinator beneficiaries are taught topics such as time management, goal setting, preparing personal documents such as curriculum vitae (CV), among other ethics.
This is a non-profit organization that also checks up on me and in general its beneficiaries performances and achievements academically and in extracurricular or social events and participations, finds out reasons why you performed sub standardly and most importantly gives you advice, hope and support to aspire you and to attain greater heights.
Excursions, tours and field trips, annual luncheon and dinners are organized and have help learn, explore sceneries and ease off academic tension. Importantly the organization has instilled in me a habit of community involvement and offering voluntary service through her constant encouragement of community service and the senior high school teaching program.
I am forever grateful and hereby acknowledge that the depth of commitment of EPI to make a difference in the lives of others is truly representative of that of a volunteer.
My life and education has been easier to pursue with many positive impacts since I became an Educational Pathways International (EPI) beneficiary.


 
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Rating: 4 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

Success comes through utilizing great opportunities in life. Educational Pathways international (EPI) is one that provides such great opportunities for many youths to be successful even amongst their peers and to be great generational leaders in the world. It is a privilege to be a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International’s full scholarship to unique brilliant students of financial need in the university. EPI has played a vital role in furthering my education and the realization of my career goal.
The impact EPI creates cuts across various facets of one’s life: social, economic and academic. Since the EPI program is a comprehensive combination of financial assistance and good training skills to improve one’s life. Being a member of this family, my self- confidence has boosted tremendously through the competitive interviews and the platform created during our monthly meetings. Also, I have acquired adequate skills and information that goes beyond my degree. These skills includes; great leadership skills, and good communication skills with fellow colleagues, lecturers, supervisors and the community at large. The guidance and counselling aspect of EPI’s program is another area I have gained much from since it continues to shape my life and improve my academic performance.
Through EPI, I have learnt to give back to society through internship programs and volunteer work. EPI has inspired in me and provided what it takes to be an influential leader and contribute meaningfully to the development of Ghana. I am most grateful to the benefactors, especially Mr. & Mrs. Lafrance and Madam Eunice Eghan. God richly bless you and cause EPI to continually flourish.
Queensta Mensah,
3rd Year BA Political Science.
University of Ghana, Legon

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

The mirror of life is the best mirror that gives a reflection of who we are and what we become. Looking at things from two sides make us know better and have a better understanding. I am Richmond Kwesi Ansah. I am a third year Student In KNUST BUSINESS SCHOOL. I have been an EPI beneficiary since first year. I am so proud to talk of Educational Pathways International because it is not just a scholarship scheme, but a very great family and mirror of life.
Educational Pathways International is a Non Profit Organization that has taken it upon herself to help bring out refined people in the society to make great positive changes in the society. From my point of view, EPI does not support my financial needs but cater for my financial needs. After catering for my financial needs, EPI guides me in life. EPI through the coordinators teach us how we can be good leaders, how we can set goals and achieve them, how we can manage our time and Finances and so many other things which are the pillars of success in life. EPI also fosters a good social relationship omongst the members. We all know one another. Each time I meet an EPI beneficiary, I see that that this is my family member. We chat and are always nice to one another. EPI also monitors our lifestyle and our academic life to ensure that no one is in trouble. EPI encourages us to move on. Educational Pathways International has been catering for my needs. My emotional needs, my finance needs, social needs and many others. It has made me see the world differently and I have become different. Besides the financial needs it cater, EPI shows us how to move around in life. EPI trains us so that we will leave the school more refined than the school alone could have. I learn a lot from the training EPI gives me.
It is so great to have EPI. It is such a great blessing to Help EPI carry out its invaluable role in the society.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful


Inequalities in life has made the rich to be richer and the poor to become poorer. However, Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship has intervened to breach this gap. EPI scholarship program provides full scholarship to brilliant but needy students in the university.
I am a proud beneficiary of EPI scholarship. I used to wonder whether I will be able to complete my university education considering the cost of education. EPI not only provides financial assistance but also academic and moral support. EPI scholarship is the best scholarship at the University of Ghana. You can imagine the kind of support given out. This has made me not worry over my financial problems but rather concentrate fully on my education.
Also, EPI organizes workshops to better equip us (the beneficiaries) with leadership skills. Counselling and guidance sections are provided on timely basis to develop our potentials better.
Through EPI, I have cultivated the habit of giving back to society thus volunteering my services to society when needed. I also have the aim of affecting the lives of people positively. I cannot say thank you enough to EPI. It is a wonderful experience being on EPI program. I will forever be grateful.
I would kindly appeal to individuals and corporate institutions to support this program thus providing equity in education irrespective of ones level of income.

Charlotte Akyere Sampson
2nd Year
BSc. Administration
Universtiy of Ghana

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a second year student of University of Ghana and have been a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program. From the family I come from, I thought tertiary education was only meant for the rich in our society and then came the timely intervention of this charitable organization to prove me wrong, that is Educational Pathways International. They inspired and motivated me to work realizing success is non-dependent on your financial background.
Being part of this reputable family, I feel honored and blessed. Not only has it made education smooth and interesting to me. It has also help build my life through meetings and interactions with other beneficiaries and most importantly lessons learnt from guidance and counseling sessions with respect to my social and educational welfare. This has helped me concentrate and perform well in the University. Again inculcated in me is the spirit of togetherness and helping others become successful as one succeeds in life.
Because of EPI, I have acquired some practical skills through internship programs we are supposed to engage in during vacations which I think would improve my curriculum vitae and prepare me for the job market.
Without EPI, tertiary education would have been the last thing to think of for me, for this I would like to say kudos to EPI for its priceless works, transformation of lives and putting smiles on the faces on needy but brilliant students in Africa, Ghana to be precise.
Hassan Ishao
second year
Business school
University of Ghana

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My name is Felix Gershon Anim .I am a first year Biological Science student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST. I had the opportunity to be a part of this wonderful family (EPI) after two highly competitive interviews. I was privileged to be a part of those who made it to the scheme.
I was burdened financially and this made me to stay out of school for two years even though I gained admission into University of Ghana and KNUST. Thanks to EPI I am finally in school to realize my dream of being a lecturer in the near future. EPI has benefited so many other people which has given them the opportunity to also realize their dream in other to make an impact in the society in the near future. P People have had the opportunity to study in various universities in Ghana like KNUST, University of Development Studies and University of Ghana.
EPI does not only focus on financing our education but also involving us in programs that will help build our personalities and help us give back to the society, as well as monitoring our academic performances and providing guidance and counselling.
EPI changed my life and many others and for this I want to say a big thank you to Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance for doing this great service to humanity.
EPI is truly a great non-profit organization and I recommend EPI for any award of service to humanity .Long live EPI!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Just when all hopes were on the brink of being lost; just when all my dreams threatened to remain dreams forever- then came the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship award. I confess with an open heart and mind that this award was just divine and timely.

I joined the EPI family at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (Ghana) in 2014/2015 academic year and ever since I have had that relief- of certainty that my aspirations will become a reality one day.
Apart from the enormous financial aid, I have had the opportunity to equip myself with some necessary principles in life during our meetings. The paramount among them is time management.

In earnest, I extol EPI for their good works. Long live EPI, long live our benefactors!!!
I am Christopher Boadi Sarpong, and in 4th Year at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) pursuing Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery.

 
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As I climbed the academic ladder, things started getting tough and I once lost my place of admission the year before I finally made it to school. I thought my problem was just in terms of finance but when God brought Educational Pathways International (EPI) my way, they made me realize that my problem was not just a financial problem.
EPI since the past three years took good care of me, taught me, inspired me and brought out the best in me. Through the assistance of EPI, I have made many friends and I learnt how to manage resources through the lessons given to us by our Coordinator, Auntie Eunice.
EPI has taught me how to teach, how to give and what volunteering means. The presence of EPI in my life serves as a source of encouragement. They motivate me to move on each and every day.
EPI is a blessing to many of us especially, Samuel Dogbatsey. People, who knew my condition, congratulated EPI for a good work done when I told them all that EPI is doing for me.
Giving back to my society and nation as a whole is one great thing that EPI taught me to do.
The whole truth is that, I don't know where I would have been if God were not to bless me with EPI.
I don't know what to do in appreciation for what EPI has done for me, I would say, God richly bless EPI and keep them.
May EPI flourish in its endeavours.

SAMUEL DOGBATSEY
FINAL YEAR
BSc. REAL ESTATE
KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY (KNUST).

 
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