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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education, Philanthropy, Private Grantmaking Foundations, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

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.

Community Stories

163 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 4

REVIEW BY DAARTEY ABEL
I am Abel Daartey, a third year pharmacy student of Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). I am very glad to write my review about this noble non-profit Organization-Educational Pathway International (EPI). This sponsorship organization offers the best of package to brilliant but needy students on campus.
In fact, before I became part of this selfless family, all my educational needs were being catered for by the sole effort of my mum. I really pitied her considering what she does to get money for me to have my secondary school education.
However, after my senior high education, my mother was desperate to send me to the university despite her haplessness. She was able to afford the entrance form to the university alright but could not afford to pay the full fees demanded by the university. As determined as she was she borrowed from friends and well wishes to support me.
When I was given this scholarship in 2014, to my dismay, the scholarship package was enough to cater for all my basic needs I would need for studies. Besides, I have no troubles doing my registration since they settle all my fees when required.
Furthermore, the living standard of my family has changed tremendously and we are a happy family now. Besides, the burden on my mom has been lessened, since she does not have to borrow to take care of my expenses in school.
Lastly, EPI has not only helped me financially but it has continually impacted in me (us) in diverse ways; by the good works of Aunty Eunice, I can proudly boast of how to manage my time well and how to engage in group studies as well. In addition, especially how to write resume or cv, she tirelessly took us through this topic. Above all, one significant thing I have gained from EPI is the yearly vacation training that we are being made to undertake. It has really enlightened me in broad spectrum about how my future career of being a pharmacist would be. I am so much grateful for the wonderful support that EPI to her beneficiaries and I hope it would continue to touch the lives of many.
In summary, in fact, EPI is the best in reaching to the needs of brilliant but needy students.
Long Live EPI and Her Workers. God bless you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Abel Daartey, a second year Pharmacy student of Kwame Nkurmah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). I am very glad to write my review about this noble non-profit organization; Educational Pathways International (EPI). This sponsorship organization is the best non-profit institution on campus. They offer the best of package to brilliant but needy students on campus.
In fact, before I became part of this selfless family, all my educational needs were being catered for by the sole effort of my mum. I really pitied her considering the work she does to get money for me to have my secondary school education. She brewed ‘pito’( a local drink) and sold firewood in order to take care of the family after the sudden demise of my father when I was in second year at the senior high school.
However, after my senior high education, my mother was desperate to send me to the university despite her haplessness. She was able to afford the entrance form to the university alright but could not afford to pay the full fees demanded by the university. As determined as she was she borrowed from friends and well wishes to support me.
A concerned friend told me to surf the university’s website where this benevolent scholarship was being advertised encouraging students to file in their applications for consideration. I did my best to apply and fortunately, with ideal scrutiny by Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance and the joint aid of Auntie Sandra and Auntie Eunice I was considered worthy of the scholarship.
And I was given a full scholarship in 2014, and this covered all my 6years programme at the University. My mum was dismayed by all this and so was I.
Furthermore, the living standard of my family changed tremendously and we are a happy family now. Besides, my younger brother also, who got his admission to the senior high school last year had no trouble or intricacies going at all. This has really made him gained the zeal to study harder.
Lastly, EPI has not only helped me financially but it has continually impacted in me (us) in diverse ways; by the good works of Auntie Eunice, I can proudly boast of how to manage my time well and how to engage in group studies as well. In addition, especially how to write Resume or CV, she tirelessly took us through these topics. Above all, one significant thing I have gained from EPI is the yearly vacation training (internship) that we are being made to undertake. It has really enlightened me in broad spectrum about how my future career of being a Pharmacist would be. I am so much grateful for the wonderful support that has always been given me and I hope it would continue to touch the lives of many.
In summary, EPI is the best in reaching to the needs of brilliant but needy students in our country, Ghana.
Long Live EPI and Her Workers. God bless you.

HassanIshao

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Hassan Ishao, a third year student of the University of Ghana reading Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, Accounting major. I am from Navrongo in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Being the best scholarship program in the University of Ghana in transforming the lives of needy but brilliant students whom the lives of families, communities, and the country’s hope depend on, Educational Pathways International has achieved its goals. I was selected for the scholarship program after applying and going through a number of interviews.
Being a beneficiary of this scholarship for the past three years is a life changer and blessing to me. Being the first member of my family to come to the University would have been a nightmare. Not only have my fees been paid over the past three years but also my accommodation was paid as well as money to buy books and for my upkeep. Three years as a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International has made tertiary education less stressful and gave me the peace of mind to concentrate on my studies.
Aside paying for our school fees, accommodation and our upkeep, Educational Pathways International always has a coordinator and an office where we meet periodically for guidance counseling concerning our educational and social welfare. This has helped me a lot in terms of social and educational life.
Educational Pathways International also inculcates the spirit of giving back to society in us through internships we do during our vacation periods at home. Not only do we give back but also this helps us develop our educational and professional career.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

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

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Rashidatu Bassabi, a final year BSc. Administration student (majoring in Banking and Finance) at the University of Ghana Business School.
After my senior high education, none of the jobs i did paid well and my aim of saving for university education was not realized. I thought my dreams of furthering my education was not going to happen until I was introduced to Educational Pathways International (EPI) through the recommendation of an academic professional when I got admission to the University of Ghana.
Since I got this privilege, my life and that of my family has been changed. I have had access to learning materials, counselling and personal development training, internship and community service opportunities that are provided by EPI.
EPI is giving young people like myself the ability to make great futures without the limitation of lack of finances. EPI is worth recommending for its dedicated and selfless support to the youth of Ghana. Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance, our Country Coordinator and the sponsors of EPI Scholarship program. God bless you.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Rashidatu Bassabi. I am a third year Bsc.Administration student (majoring in Banking and Finance) at the University of Ghana Business School.
After my senior high education, I had to do menial jobs but however, none of the jobs paid well and my aim of saving for university education was not realised. I thought my dreams of furthering my education was not going to happen until I met Educational Pathways International (EPI) when I got admission into the University of Ghana.
Since I got this privilege, my life has been changed. I am now able to focus on my academics and on building a secured future for myself and my family. My parents do not have to be burdened with my fees, books, accommodation and feeding costs since it is all covered by my scholarship from EPI.
With the counselling, personal development training and internship opportunities being provided by EPI, it has been a great blessing to me not just financially. EPI is truly a holistic scholarship scheme that transforms the lives and destinies of its beneficiaries. EPI is worth recommending for its dedicated and selfless support to the youth of Ghana. Thanks to Mr and Mrs Lafrance, our country coordinator and the sponsors of the EPI program. God bless you.

Benedictus A.

Client Served

Rating: 4

I’m glad to have this rare opportunity to share with the world how Educational Pathways International (EPI) is a blessing to my family and me. I come from a single parenting home where finance to feed was a problem for the family, not to talk of education. I took a leap of faith when I decided to come to the University, because there was no way I could have finished my four years course with my family’s meagre income.

In 2015, EPI came to my University (University for Development Studies), that marks the beginning of my songs of joy. I was among the five gifted students who were awarded a three years full Scholarship by EPI. This scholarship package includes: school fees, books allowance, stipend and accommodation fee. This means EPI has taken full responsibility of my financial needs without requesting for anything in return. This is a great relief to my family and myself since we don’t have to worry about my educational financial needs.

Aside the financial support EPI gave me, they have created a great and wonderful family for us (beneficiaries). Though we are from different campuses of the same University; offering different disciplines; different ethnic groups and religion, EPI has put all of us together to make a strong and harmonious family. This has taught me that the development of our country (Ghana) is only possible when we put our differences aside and focus on our common goal of making our country a better place. EPI also has a monthly seminar to provide extracurricular support for all beneficiaries, where we are taken through life-transforming topics like how to set and achieve goals.

Let me not mince words, being part of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) family is one of the best things that has happen to me. EPI has touch my life, brought relief to my family, possible transformation to my nation (Ghana) and an opportunity of change to the world. Kudos EPI. God bless!!!

Agbenyo Korku Benedictus
University for Development Studies
Faculty of Integrated Development Studies
Department of Economics and Entrepreneurship Development
Economics, Level 300
Wa
benevelent@gmail.com

Harrison B.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Harrison Bediako John and I come from a very deprived area in Ghana.i am currently a student of the university of Ghana studying medical laboratory science.my entry into the university seemed almost impossible because my parents couldn't afford to pay for my fees and accommodation after completing senior high school.My Dad had lost his job for several years and my mum was a petite trader who couldn't afford the fees.I entered into the university after borrowing money from people.Life became so difficult for me as school started and I was very worried how I would be able to complete my program.I therefore applied to the Educational pathways International (EPI) scholarship in 2016 and by God's grace I became a beneficiary. EPI has provided me with all the necessary needs to be able to study hard and achieve my goals in future.I am very grateful to Mr and Mrs Lafrance for this wonderful opportunity they have provided us with.God richly bless and increase them in every facet of their lives.

Kobinaabuwah

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Daniel Kobina Okwan, a fourth and final year Medical Laboratory Technology student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a proud beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Programme. Although, I joined the programme year three of my University pursuit, the package the programme offers is enormous and we feel part of everything organised. The local Coordinator warmly called Auntie Eunice calls on each beneficiary to ensure their safety and well-being both academically and socially.
It gives me great pleasure to give my heartfelt and profound acknowledgement to such an astounding God-sent organization. Through their bountiful support to me towards my education I will forever remain grateful and indeed only words cannot express that.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) is the most charitable organization that seeks to help the less privileged in tertiary institution with extraordinary academic performance especially in Africa, precisely Ghana. Once one becomes a beneficiary, he or she is taken through training that would equip such an individual holistically to develop his or her skills for the competitive world. As a benefactor, it challenges all its beneficiaries to take up responsibilities and contribute their quota to the development of their nation. With the help of this great organization, Ghana would develop tremendously from one level to another since as part of their training, being a transformational leader, creative and innovative is a core discipline inculcated in its beneficiaries.
Indeed life would have been difficult for me and my family if I had not being offered this indispensable financial aid for my University education. Great relief was restituted into my life when I was awarded the most enviable scholarship on campus. The Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Programme is second to none as far as university education in Ghana especially at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is concerned. This is because of the numerous opportunities provided by the scholarship scheme.
The organization teaches all its beneficiaries to be kind hearted and give back to the society through volunteering community services such as taking part in annual internship programmes and teaching at a remote community, to mention but a few. With this group by my side I know I would contribute immensely to national development through my unwavering service to my community and beyond.
Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance, your commitment to assist, inspire and motivate the brilliant but needy students to complete their university education will have a lasting positive impact even on posterity. Long live the duo, the legacy and every stakeholder in this programme.
Thank you and God bless you abundantly.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Daniel Kobina Okwan, a third year Medical Laboratory Technology student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a proud beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Programme. Although, I joined the programme just this academic year, the package the programme promises is enormous and no one is made left out in decision making. The local Coordinator calls on each beneficiary to check on us with respect to how we are coping with academics and every aspect of life in general.
It gives me great pleasure to give my heartfelt acknowledgement to such an amazing God-sent organization. Through their endless support to me towards my education I will forever remain grateful and indeed only words cannot express that.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) is the most charitable organization that seeks to help the less privileged in tertiary institution with extraordinary academic performance especially in Africa, precisely Ghana. Once one becomes a beneficiary, he or she is taken through training that would equip such an individual holistically to develop his or her skills for the competitive world. It refines all its beneficiaries to take up responsibilities and contribute their quota to the development of their nation. With the help of this great organization, Ghana would develop tremendously from one level to another since as part of their training, being innovative and creative is a core discipline instilled in its beneficiaries.
Indeed life would have been a mess for me and my family if I did not obtain this indispensable financial aid for my university education. Great relief was restituted into my life when I was awarded the most enviable scholarship on campus. The Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Programme is second to none as far as university education in Ghana especially at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) is concerned. This is because of the numerous avenues and opportunities provided by the scholarship scheme.
The organization teaches all its beneficiaries to be kind hearted and give back to the society through volunteering community services such as taking part in annual internship programmes and teaching at a remote community, to mention but a few. With this group by my side I know I would contribute immensely to national development through my unwavering service to my community and beyond.
Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance, your commitment to assist, inspire and motivate the brilliant but needy students to complete their university education will have a lasting impact since posterity would also be affected positively. Long live the duo, Auntie Eunice (the local Coordinator), the legacy and every stakeholder in this programme.
Thank you and God bless you abundantly.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hopes and dreams are made reality when people who have made it in life descent down to help or provide assistance to the needy to make their dreams and aspirations come true. As a child growing within a family of eight, dreams and aspirations were very high and each child of the family hope something better in future.
My name is Eric Ofori, a third year Basic Education student at the University for Development Studies. As a student, I have been able to reached my third year at the University for Development Studies then its the help of an organization known as Educational Pathways International.
When I gained admission at University for Development Studies, my brother who was financing my education passed away the same year I was enrolled into the university. Hopes were lost and dreams were shutting down.I heard of an organization known as Educational Pathways International who gives scholarship to brilliant but needy students. I applied for the scholarship and was selected for interview and after the interview , I was awarded the scholarship for the rest of my studies in the university.
Educational Pathways International is a non-profit organization apart from the financial support given to its beneficiaries, also bring members together as one family where members interact with each other, share ideas and assist each other to make the family stronger.
Educational Pathways International does not demand anything outside academic work from its members, also assist members whose performance are declining by providing extra tuition, guidance and counseling for the members. Educational Pathways International provides training in different areas apart from the classroom work. The program coordinator takes members through topics such as goal setting, time management among others.
Educational Pathways International programs encourage community service which as a member, you have to undertake and this has help us to know more about community life.
Educational Pathways International has make a difference in my life and education and am forever grateful to them. When it comes to non-profit organization who seeks to change the lives of brilliant but needy students making their dreams and aspirations come true then there is no other organization than Educational Pathways International.
God bless them for their selfless service to mankind.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Roselyn Delase Davour. I am a first year student of the University of Ghana, offering BSc Dietetics. After completing high school, I did not have much hope of coming to the university since my daddy passed on immediately after my completion. My mother struggled to pool resources together to enable me come to school but it was a great burden on her since I am not the only child. I applied for the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and fortunately, I was picked. This scholarship has helped me a lot. Thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI), the burden on my mom has reduced. She does not have to spend all night thinking of where she is going to get the money to See Me through my university education. Not only are my fees paid for by the Educational Pathways International but also, I am given a stipend which helps me to be able to take care of myself. The Educational Pathways International also gives me books and my accommodation is paid for. I am highly grateful to the Educational Pathways International . Whenever I look at all these great things the Educational Pathways International I has done for me, I am motivated to learn harder every day to make sure I achieve my goals. This has taught me not to give up when all hope seem lost. The educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship has brought a big smile on my face.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Roselyn Delase Davour. I am a first year student of the University of Ghana, offering BSc Dietetics. After completing high school, I did not have much hope of coming to the university since my daddy passed on immediately after my completion. My mother struggled to pool resources together to enable me come to school but it was a great burden on her since I am not the only child. I applied for the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and fortunately, I was picked. This scholarship has helped me a lot. Thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI), the burden on my mom has reduced. She does not have to spend all night thinking of where she is going to get the money to See Me through my university education. Not only are my fees paid for by the Educational Pathways International but also, I am given a stipend which helps me to be able to take care of myself. The Educational Pathways International also gives me books and my accommodation is paid for. I am highly grateful to the Educational Pathways International . Whenever I look at all these great things the Educational Pathways International I has done for me, I am motivated to learn harder every day to make sure I achieve my goals. This has taught me not to give up when all hope seem lost. The educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship has brought a big smile on my face.My name is Roselyn Delase Davour. I am a first year student of the University of Ghana, offering BSc Dietetics. After completing high school, I did not have much hope of coming to the university since my daddy passed on immediately after my completion. My mother struggled to pool resources together to enable me come to school but it was a great burden on her since I am not the only child. I applied for the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and fortunately, I was picked. This scholarship has helped me a lot. Thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI), the burden on my mom has reduced. She does not have to spend all night thinking of where she is going to get the money to See Me through my university education. Not only are my fees paid for by the Educational Pathways International but also, I am given a stipend which helps me to be able to take care of myself. The Educational Pathways International also gives me books and my accommodation is paid for. I am highly grateful to the Educational Pathways International . Whenever I look at all these great things the Educational Pathways International I has done for me, I am motivated to learn harder every day to make sure I achieve my goals. This has taught me not to give up when all hope seem lost. The educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship has brought a big smile on my face.My name is Roselyn Delase Davour. I am a first year student of the University of Ghana, offering BSc Dietetics. After completing high school, I did not have much hope of coming to the university since my daddy passed on immediately after my completion. My mother struggled to pool resources together to enable me come to school but it was a great burden on her since I am not the only child. I applied for the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and fortunately, I was picked. This scholarship has helped me a lot. Thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI), the burden on my mom has reduced. She does not have to spend all night thinking of where she is going to get the money to See Me through my university education. Not only are my fees paid for by the Educational Pathways International but also, I am given a stipend which helps me to be able to take care of myself. The Educational Pathways International also gives me books and my accommodation is paid for. I am highly grateful to the Educational Pathways International . Whenever I look at all these great things the Educational Pathways International I has done for me, I am motivated to learn harder every day to make sure I achieve my goals. This has taught me not to give up when all hope seem lost. The educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship has brought a big smile on my face.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

My name is Amanorki John-Teye, a graduate of the University of Ghana Business School. I am currently working as a Finance Assistant in one of the foremost plant breeding training centres in West Africa. The journey up here, through the university has been challenging but EPI made it very enjoyable. From financial support to mentorship, assistance with internship opportunities, community service opportunities, EPI gave me room to grow into my best self, academically and socially. Thank you EPI.