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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 three 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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358 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

‘He who has is he who gives’- A Dangme proverb

All too soon, the end of my undergraduate degree program has come to its end. My greatest appreciation goes to Educational Pathways International (EPI). The journey has been a long one but I want to appreciate Educational Pathways International (EPI) for making it possible in the first place. My name is Vera Aklerh Akplehey, a final year student at the University of Ghana, studying Political Science and Information Studies.
My admission to this prestigious school was a great joy to my family and community as a whole. However, our joy was cut short by the financial implications to further my education in the tertiary level. Even though I was able to solicit for assistance from relatives and neighbors to pay for my first semester academic and residential fees, it was still a daunting struggle to feed myself while on campus before even considering how I was going to pay for the rest of the years ahead. Applying to the Educational Pathways International scholarship programme and acquiring aid from this scholarship has been a great relief to my family and I. I had the peace of mind to focus on my education.
Joining EPI has not only improved my public speaking skills, creativity and innovation through various meetings and workshops organized by the Program Director but also provided me with the opportunity to experience diverse organizational culture through internships. Also, through this foundation, I was able to volunteer with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) as a student assistant. This opportunity also provided to my advantage, contact with foreign students all around the world. I assisted these new friends I have made to have a comfortable yet worthwhile experience in the country. This interactions also built my network around the world as well as strengthening my human relations skills in the sense that, I have through my relations with people of different background, exposure and different understanding of life, come to understand that people are different and need to be treated accordingly.
Notwithstanding the fact that I have made a new big and warm family with other EPI beneficiaries who have been of great support to me at all times. With the help of this great Organization, I am about to successfully complete my first degree. I can now aspire greater heights in terms of furthering my education in International Relations where I hope to gain enough understanding and experience to aid in the development of my country, Ghana, to help reduce poverty and level of illiteracy.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Educational Pathways International for the great help, love and benevolence shown to me. My deepest appreciation and love to you all. God bless you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Francisca Aba Baffoe, a final year Geography and Rural Development student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. I got the privilege to be part of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship in 2018 and I have been part till now. It has been a blessing being in EPI because it has contributed immensely to my academics and my life as a whole.

Coming to KNUST with no hope of completion, due to financial difficulties, EPI was right there to carry me through. Not only did EPI take care of me financially but also in other aspects of my life because it did not act as just an organization but gave me a family where I draw strength and inspiration from anytime the going gets tough.

Through seminars and meetings and talks organized for us from time to time, some of the things that I have learnt are; how to write a very good Curriculum Vitae which was very useful when I was applying for internship at firms and also for other things where submission of a Curriculum Vitae was relevant. One major thing which was also taught from the seminars which has shaped my life is time management. Time management was a very big problem for me as I did not know how to diligently do everything on my table as a university student but during one meeting where time management was taught and discussed, I learnt how to effectively manage my time and still it has shaped me as I am now able to use my time wisely to achieve maximum results.

EPI has really encouraged me to learn very hard since it does not entertain laziness in academics. Due to the hard work and relentless support from EPI, I have been awarded as the best female student in my department for two consecutive academic years. I have also built on my social relations as we are made to socialize with ourselves anytime we meet. Also, I have learnt how to work up in committees and take up tasks and improved on my public speaking as well ( because we were taken through Public Speaking), and as we are made to contribute and speak in our EPI meetings. Another thing I cannot escape when talking about EPI is the compulsory industrial internships. Because of this, I had the opportunity to do my internship with reputable firms where I have gained a lot of working experience and networks as well preparing me for the future.

EPI has also helped me set my future ambitions and goals as I desire to be a Chartered Accountant in the near future. After my undergraduate programme, I seek to give back to my society through the National Service Scheme where I will be posted to a particular institution to serve the nation and after, seek higher education in Accounting and hopefully become the Chartered Accountant I want to be. Also, as someone who has poetry as a passion, EPI is helping me shape it as I have been given opportunities to showcase my craft.



As a final year student who will be graduating soon, leaving EPI as an undergraduate is not something that makes me happy but on the other side, I am elated as I will be joining the EPI Alumni.

I will recommend EPI any day, anytime because it is a holistic scholarship scheme where the total well-being of the student is put into consideration and not only academics. I cannot thank EPI enough for the relentless and great efforts it has put into shaping me. God bless Educational Pathways International.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

It is with much gratitude and appreciation I write this review. My name is Samuel Gameli Yao Tsorlevo, a final year Accounting student in the University of Ghana, Legon. I am a happy beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) and have been on this scholarship program for the past four years. My life has been positively impacted over the course of my stay on campus with so many fond memories of our regular and adhoc meetings often filled with enthusiastic and amazing fellow beneficiaries and an ever smiling and hospitable Miss Eunice Eghan our Program Director.

The financial peace EPI has provided me cannot be ever underestimated in my life. My dream to climb up the academic ladder is a reality now and EPI has played a huge role in that regard. Upon graduation, I now have the required skills to continue pursuing a postgraduate programme in Finance and Accounting. The skills that we’ve been taken through has gone a long way in shaping me into who I am today.

My association with this family has been an eye opening experience. I have developed the passion to help people and the less privileged especially in whatever small way I can. Aside other philanthropic activities I often participate in, I am also a partner and volunteer of Partnership for Family Strengthening (PFS) an NGO focused on helping children from broken homes and unstable families find their feet and feel loved and accepted in society. This I do because to whom much is given, much is required.

I would like to take this opportunity to thank EPI for the great help and generosity shown to me. I also want to thank Miss Eunice Eghan for her constant guidance and loving discipline over the years. You’ve been amazing so far and cheers to more engagements on the alumni platform.

I am really grateful. Thank you. Keep on touching lives and bringing out the best in people who thought otherwise.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am Samuel Gameli Yao Tsorlevo. A first year student of the University of Ghana, Legon studying Bachelor of Science in Administration.
I completed my senior high school education without much hope of gaining tertiary education till I met Educational Pathways International (EPI). After going through the necessary selection process,I was picked and enrolled into the scholarship program.
My life after joining EPI has never been the same even though I just joined this wonderful family some few months ago. With their financial support I am now able to cater for myself and provide the needed books for my academic work on campus.I was able to do all these since it is a full scholarship which caters for my school fees,accommodation, books and stipend as well.
I cannot say much but to sincerely thank them from my heart and I pray that they continue to touch lives just like they did to mine.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Reggah Dem, a second year student of the University of Ghana (Legon) offering Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (Accounting Option). Whilst many students battle with financial challenges to enable them focus and study, Educational Pathways International (EPI) has been my main source of support. EPI has tremendously alleviated the financial burden of school and accommodation fees and more so, a handsome amount of money for my study materials and for stipends. One of its kind.
On the other side, Educational Pathways International do not only solve financial problems but also continue to organise educational/training sections for beneficiaries of the scholarship on issues of personal, professional and community development. This and many more of these training further strengthen our career focus, demystify any hopelessness and to see possibilities in every opportunity and to help contribute to the development of the country and the world at large.
I choose to read Business Administration (Accounting option) because of my passion to make a breakthrough in the financial dispensation of the global economy. I would like to be a Chartered Accountant which will help me to realise that dream. For now, I am more dedicated to study hard and this will be a springboard for my future higher educational endeavors.
The immense generosity shown to me by Educational Pathways International and of which they continue to show relentlessly, I will continue to thank them each and everyday and with days yet to come. I would want to say that, it’s my ardent hope to ripple the same generosity and support shown to me by EPI. The many brilliant and needy students in the underprivileged communities in the country and beyond will see the light at the end of my ardours journey to make a lasting change. EPI will never regret showing me this kindness.
Thank You.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Reggah Dem. A student of University of Ghana, Legon offering Bachelor of science in administration and currently a level 100 student.
I joined Educational Pathway International not long ago but I can confidently say that it’s a great developmental programme to reckon with. Prior to that, the kind of support I have gotten alone from Educational Pathways International and my first developmental encounter I have had which is not based on academics has encourage and given me then yardstick to personal and professional development.
My goal is to become a recognised Chartered Accountant because I think for a country to develop and make the standard of living for its citizens affordable to all devices of people, the proper management process of the countries and the communities money is the only means to achieve that aim. And so offering BSc. Administration at the University of Ghana, Legon will give me the necessary experience and skills to make breakthroughs in finance and management.
In addition, offering programmes of higher learning will help develop my abilities and skills furthermore and due to that, my main aim is to further my education to more institutions of higher learning which will expose me to new avenues and great people who will have the same goals as I do and collaboratively make great imparts in my community and Ghana. My other aim is to organise and help little children in deprived areas to opportunities they can benefit from and to encourage them to pursue their aims and aspirations.
Conclusively, I would like to thank Educational Pathways International for their care and support and in my quest to achieve excellence, they have rightly supported me and I will be forever grateful to the donors and sponsors.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a student at the University of Ghana with the name Edith Enyonam Salu. I am a third year student, offering BA Political Science and French.
I love French but along the way I realised that it was not just a desire I had, but a purpose hence I chose French and Political Science as my field of study. I therefore intend to become a Bilingual Lawyer and or a Bilingual Secretary in the future.
After school I intend to continue with my education to at least the master's level either in the country or outside the country. Even as I think about my future I intend to help my community in the Volta Region of Ghana with portable water since some people still drink either the rained water or the water from the duged wells.
Educational Pathways International(EPI) Sponsorship has helped me financially, emotionally and psychologically. As a young girl growing up with a lot of visions I became stranded on the way since I had no help to continue with my education as the sources of my finances were not promising. With the help of EPI’s sponsorship from second year till now. I am strengthened to believe in myself and my capabilities and to move on in life with all boldness.
I have no financial worries now. I have the free mind to develop my skills because I have the time I would have used to earn money for my studies and education to develop my skills. I am able to confidently participate in seminars and conferences at school and this is because EPI has helped to give me a stable mind.
To add to the numerous helps offered by the sponsorship, the seminars and workshops organized by EPI has given me an opened mindset of what the job world is about, how to effectively manage my time, how to present myself to the public, time management, leadership skills, how to effectively write a CV, how to have a successful interview not leaving out how to write a good application letter. With these lessons and many more, I'm confident anywhere I go.
I appreciate Educational Pathways International for such aids and opportunity given to students and the best I can do is to study hard so that in the future I could also be part of helping students as EPI has helped me this far.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Wisdom Kwame Kewu, a final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of
Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, reading Chemical Engineering as my first degree. I
was enrolled on the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program in October
2017.
I am very glad to be on EPI scholarship. Ever since I joined EPI, my life has been transformed
positively and tremendously. I am the first out of three siblings to be in the university. Due to the
demise of my father in 2011, my mother was left with the sole responsibility of taking care of the
family. I had a very difficult and challenging times financially. But due to the timely
intervention of EPI, I was able to pay my school fees, residential fees, books and also able to
afford some basic necessities academically, personally and socially. I had a seamless academic
experience which has made to achieve the “College of Engineering Excellence Students Awards”
for three consecutive times. And I will be graduating as a first-class student. Upon substantially
having a sound mind financially, I moved on to exploit the graphic designing software skills I
learnt way back after I completed Senior High School. I have established a mini-business
enterprise out of the graphic designing skill where I work on complex graphic design options for
business firms. EPI has boosted my confidence level in the society. I now engage myself
confidently in group meetings and discussions. I have learnt a lot of intangible things from the
intermittent general meetings that EPI organizes for its students.
I decided to read Chemical Engineering because of its versatility. In Chemical Engineering, one
can divert to any area where there is production. Currently, I would like to move into the oil and
gas sector in order to boost Ghana’s economy since oil and gas are a major contribution to the
growth of the economy. It is in my best interest that, I would establish a firm that supports the
less privileged in Ghana and most importantly set up businesses in the community I come from.
In my community, most people are unemployed and uneducated due to lack of decent jobs and
substantial finance respectively.
My heart-filled appreciation goes to EPI. Without EPI scholarship, I believe most of my
aspirations would have gone down the drain. I am gradually on the path of achieving my dreams
and aspirations in life. EPI is a family I will never regret to be part of. I love EPI and its my
earnest prayer that EPI grows and expand continuously to transform lives of many, especially in
Africa.
Thank You!

1 Zulaiha A.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Alidu Zulaiha a final year Agriculture Technology student at the University for Development Studies. Educational Pathways International (EPI) is a non-profit organization that makes a mandate to put smiles on the faces of brilliant and needy students by providing them with full scholarships. This scholarship covers the financial, academic, moral and social needs of these students.
From the above mention points, one may not doubt the good works of EPI to students and the world at large. Financially, Educational Pathways International makes sure that all needed materials for studies are provided for the student as well as school fees, accommodation fees, and feeding of the student are catered for. Academically, beneficiaries who find challenges in their academics are provided with extra tuition. Through a series of mentorship programs provided for us, we are exposed to meeting new people and making friends with other beneficiaries from other campuses. During this mentorship program, we are given series of interactive lectures aimed at making us better in their self-development and to the development our country as a whole. Some of the lectures are based on how to speak publicly, how to become a good entrepreneur, how to work effectively in a team, how to be a good leader and how to write a CV among other topics and skills.

I Alidu Zulaiha have been a beneficiary of Educational Pathway International for the past three years. I am in no doubt, that these years have been the memorable time of my stay in school. Within these years, my stay on campus was smooth and I had a sound mind to study, which really helped improve my academics. In addition, being with Educational Pathways International has really helped me improve my personality through the mentorship programs I have been exposed to. I have learned to be confident about who I am. I really feel unique among my colleagues looking at my experience with EPI. This is because, with EPI, every beneficiary is treated with special care and the best of it all is that, our benefactors make it a point to visit us annually and spend quality time with us. They make sure they come with a special gift for all the beneficiaries, which I really appreciate.
During my first year in the University, I nearly gave up on my dreams, due to the challenges I was going through in terms of finance, EPI is a dream reviver, it is a lifesaving program and among all it’s the best among other Organizations of it category due to it special treatment of the beneficiaries. I almost gave up my dream of being an Agricultural Researcher until EPI came my way and revived it. I am of full confidence that with this magnificent support from EPI I will definitely achieve my dream of been an Agricultural Researcher as I always wanted to be.
I am forever grateful to Educational Pathways International, because the opportunity they have given me is one in a million, and it has given my parents the chance to help my younger siblings to also continue with their education. I hope and pray that EPI will continue their good service and support to brilliant and needy students like me, so that they will also be able to achieve their dreams for the betterment of their communities and Ghana at large.
My family and I, will forever be grateful to Educational Pathways International for the support given to us. Long live Educational Pathways International. Thank you.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Few years ago, I had a dream to realize. I was totally unsure of how to finance that dream but today thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI) I am on the right path to making my dream a reality.
I am a medical student at the University of Ghana and in the third year. I have a dream of becoming a Cardiologist. I chose medicine and I want to be a Cardiologist because it has always been my dream and passion to save lives. The rate at which people die from heart diseases is alarming and I hope to add up to the work force in order to reduce the rate in my community and my country. This my dream is gradually becoming a reality with the help of the EPI.
I am very happy to have been selected as a recipient of the EPI scholarship because not only has it brought me closer to realizing my dreams but I have also been prepared for life through the advice and teachings of our Program Director. General meetings/seminars held during which some topics such as time management, public speaking, planning and leadership competencies are treated. These topics help shape our lives in anticipation to the achievement of our goals. I can confidently say that my leadership positions in school can be traced to EPI. Guidance and counselling is also given to ensure that we stay on track and make studying the ultimate goal in school.
Through EPI, I have also met other beneficiaries and we have a wonderful family. I am proud to be a member of this family.
Thank you EPI for making us better in every way possible.
I am Sarkodee Godfred Boateng, a third year Medicine and Dentistry student at the University of Ghana.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Every individual has the liberty to dream of what to become. However dreaming does not guarantee accomplishment. Realising your dream involves having a good attitude towards school and work, being determined and having the necessary qualities in life. Financial assistance is also necessary in propelling oneself towards achieving the dream. Dreams have not been realized due to financial problems and lack of financial assistance.
I am a medical student at the University of Ghana and in second year. I have a dream of becoming a Cardiologist. I chose medicine and I want to be a Cardiologist because I have the passion to save lives and the rate at which people die from heart diseases is alarming and I hope to add up to the work force in order to reduce the rate in my community and my country. This my dream is gradually becoming a reality with the help of the Educational Pathways International (EPI).
After gaining admission into the University, financial assistant was needed and EPI came to my aid and many others like me who have a goal but needs assistant. I have been a beneficiary of EPI scholarship for two years now and I have realized they do not only provide financial support for my education but also see to the acquisition of basic skills needed in life. General meetings/seminars are held during which some topics such as time management and leadership competencies are treated. These topics help shape our lives in anticipation to the achievement of our goals. Guidance and counselling is also given to ensure that we stay on track and make studying the ultimate goal in school.
I am grateful to be a beneficiary and a family member of Educational Pathways International. I needed financial assistant for my university education but EPI gave me more.

Sarkodee Godfred Boateng.
University of Ghana.
Medicine and Dentistry,
Second Year.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Ebenezer Oko Arthur, a final year BSc. Civil Engineering student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi- Ghana and a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Scheme.

Educational Pathways International (EPI) intervened in my situation in the 2nd year of my education when hopes were almost lost. A boundless financial burden was wholly taken off my family. EPI did not only completely take over my family’s financial responsibilities but also represented my family in their duties in and out school.

EPI does not only support me financially, but has developed all aspects of my entire life both on campus and after school. I have been part of this family that have helped improved my social wellbeing. I have had the chance of being steered as to how to realize my ambitions. EPI family has not only been about financially supporting students but I can positively brag of the intermittent seminars organized to nature us into individuals who will be the next generation of problem solvers. Stressing on few seminars I have attended includes Entrepreneurship, CV Writing, Goal Setting, Interview guide, Report Writing, Public Speaking among others. These and such other interesting topics have undeniably helped me to be superior in anything I take part.

Moreover, I have learnt about giving back to society regardless how insignificant the help may be. Vacation internships I enrolled in made me understand that I do not have to be powerful before I effect a change or solve public problems and impact on others in my society and beyond. This is an experience that will make me think and care about society in the near future. EPI has been an amazing experience since I joined this family. My hope of being an Environmental Engineer is almost recognized and I am ever ready to give tremendously back to my country and society.

I have been able to go through my undergraduate programme more easily because I had more time to focus on my academics and other aspect of my life.

Educational Pathways International is not just an organization, it is a family and I am proud to be part of it.

Deladivine

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Divine Yao Agbobli, a third-year Civil Engineering student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana.
I joined Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship programme in November 2018. Having joined this great organization have had a lot of positive impacts on my social, economic and academic life. Except for the support of EPI over these past years, my educational dreams would have been shuttered.
I must say joining EPI has afforded me the opportunity to focus more on my studies and provided me with the opportunity to partake in mandatory industrial training during long vacations towards achieving my academic and career goals.
Joining EPI has also impacted and shaped many aspects of my life such as leadership, public speaking, independent thinking and creativity. Thanks to the support of EPI through organization of self-development programmes to improve upon the general livelihood of us the beneficiaries.
I chose to study Civil Engineering in the University as part of my plans to accomplish my passion and desire to contribute to the development of Ghana’s infrastructural. I am utilizing the opportunity and resources at my disposal to the optimum so as to achieve this dream. I am committed to working hard to develop myself for the corporate world where I would be at the forefront, making very good decisions that will bring to light my contributions to nation building.
Aside practicing as a Structural Engineer, I have a dream of establishing an institution to equip young people in deprived communities with skills in Information Technology as part of measures to equip them with digital skills with which they can earn a living. Through this, I believe the poverty line can be lowered.
I would like to express my profound gratitude to Educational Pathways International for affording such an amazing opportunity to accomplish my academic and career goals. I look forward to replicating this gesture in reaching out to others, and together, we would all be great.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Divine Yao Agbobli, a second year Civil Engineering student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). Having completed high school, I looked forward to continuing to the university to read the aforementioned program with the dream of becoming a Structural Engineer. This was with the hope of helping our people combat the attacks of the sea invading our land destroying some houses and properties over the years.

However, I was doubting the possibility of realizing this dream as my parents could not afford to pay for my tertiary education. However, I did apply for admission to offer Civil Engineering at KNUST. I was able to pay my fees with some money I gathered during a year stay at home from some menial work I did.

I entered the University with the hope of securing a scholarship to help cushion me financially towards achieving my educational and career goal. During my second year at KNUST, I applied for Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship. By God’s grace I was selected after the interviews and was awarded a full scholarship.
And this has given me the peace of mind to concentrate solely on my studies, study very hard and focus on achieving my goals.

Having this scholarship has been of so much help to me. I am motivated to study hard, focus on achieving the best of grades in my academic work and develop my personality. Also, it has offered me the opportunity to participate in internship programs during vacations.

EPI does not only support her beneficiaries on monetary basis but has created a family where from time to time we meet and partake in life-transforming lessons such as public speaking, financial literacy, just to mention a few.
I have been offered the opportunity to have a sense of belonging and this has gone a long way to influence my social life and academic life through interaction with other beneficiaries with whom I share a common believe and motivation. 

I’m very grateful to Educational Pathways International for lighting up the end of the tunnel for me and rekindling the hope that was almost lost. Just when my educational life was at the verge of shuttering, EPI indeed gave me a hope for a better tomorrow.
EPI have reaffirmed in me the spirit of social responsibility to develop myself and give back to my community.
On this account, I am doing my best by studying hard to become a successful person so that I can also touch the lives of other people just as EPI has touched my life.
I am very grateful for the impact in my life.

Gabriel B.1

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Gabriel Banini, a 4th year Medical student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana. I became a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) in my second year. Since joining EPI, my life has improved in many ways.

Prior to joining EPI, I was considering getting a campus job as my younger sister was just about to join me in the university. I knew catering for her university education as well as mine was really going to put a lot of financial burden on my parents. Another option I had in mind was to get student loans which would, definitely, have left me in huge debt after graduation.

Deep down I knew that combining my studies with work was going to be very difficult. I struggled with this dilemma until a friend told me about EPI. I applied and was among the privileged few to be selected. Getting this scholarship has relieved me of all my financial concerns and has given me the peace of mind I need to focus on my studies and secure good grades.

Besides financial benefits, being part of the EPI family has benefited me in numerous other ways. Through our monthly meeting, we learn about important social topics that will help us improve individually and enhance our abilities to contribute to the betterment of society. This is very important to me because my mates on other scholarships do not enjoy this extra benefit. Through the monthly meetings and parties we hold over each semester, I get to interact with other members of the EPI family. This way, I get to expand my network for the future.

With the help of EPI and by the grace of God, I will complete Medical school in about 2 years. I would really love to give back to the community. Just as EPI has helped me, I would love to contribute my quota to EPI in the future to support the education of needy and under-privileged children. Furthermore, I hope to set up a mobile clinic network across the country that will operate within the rural community to provide much needed health care. It will take many years to create a well-equipped setup of this kind, but I fully intend to complete it before I retire.

It was Debasish Mridha that said “The future is much brighter than the past. You just have to find the light switch.” I believe EPI is my light switch and with EPI, I now see a much brighter future for myself and my community.

Thank you so much EPI. I will forever be grateful.


Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Afi Ahornam Akumani, a sixth year medical student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. I joined the Educational Pathways International Scholarship Scheme in the year 2015 and it has been nothing short of amazing. Joining the EPI family has been life changing in so many ways.
First of all, EPI has made my dream of becoming a doctor a reality as I am just a step away from graduating. Being a part of the EPI scheme helped reduce my financial burden tremendously hereby giving me the peace of mind to focus on my academic work.
I have encountered on this scheme, smart brains and friends I would keep for a lifetime. EPI family is made up of students who are academically good, self-driven and this has served as a motivational factor for me always. Core values of discipline, preparedness, integrity and hard work have been learnt and these are values I would hold onto for life. In addition to this, I have gained knowledge in other aspects of life outside the classroom that is very relevant to my life outside of school all from the important topics discussed during EPI family meetings.
As an aspiring general surgeon, I take pride in the joy that comes with touching lives and putting smiles on the faces of patients. It has always been my passion. Studying BSc Human Biology (MBChB) is the stepping stone to making this a reality. I have so much appreciation in my heart for EPI for the hope they brought me and making this successful.
After school, I would serve my country with all diligence as a Doctor. I want to help in building a robust health care delivery system for Ghana for better health outcomes. Also, I want to help fix the major health care challenges in Ghana and give back to the society that has raised me to becoming who I want to be.
My sincerest gratitude goes to EPI for all the assistance it has extended to me. This academic journey would not have been possible without them.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am Emmanuel Arhin, a 5th year Doctor of Pharmacy student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana and I have been a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship since 2016.

Getting the opportunity to be part of EPI scholarships has been a life changing miracle for me and my family. Before EPI, getting financial assistance to school was very problematic and I was compelled to do phone repairs on vacations in order to earn some amount towards the next year’s fees. The means of getting my fees became a collective effort of my two brothers, myself and our mother. Being the eldest son with both my younger brothers waiting to further their education in tertiary institution, this act of contributing for the continuation of my education meant they will have to wait on their education until I am done with my six-year programme.

With EPI scholarship, there has been a great ease for my family. My brothers have now been able to save and invest enough for themselves and with little help from my benefits, they now have started their own small businesses and are doing very well. I am also able to study with much peace of mind since I no longer have to worry about financial issues. With EPI my academic performance has been consistent and is at the top.

EPI also offers seminars and training sessions to it beneficiaries and I have been privileged to partake in most of them. I am someone who is naturally shy but through these trainings I am able to stand in public and speak without any shyness.

I have loved science since my childhood and I aimed at working in the field of health because of an exposure to the hospital at a younger age as a result of one of my dad’s numerous hospital admissions. The display of professionalism by the health workers got me interested in the field of health and I have worked towards it. I love chemistry and innovation as such I chose to study Pharmacy. With Pharmacy, I believe I stand the position of influencing the society greatly.

Since the programme is entrepreneurship oriented, I aim at having one of the best pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies in the country in the future and beyond. With this, I will be able to offer job to a lot of the youth in the country, do free health screening and health care for the sick and needy in selected communities, offer scholarship to the needy students in the communities.

I will like to express a warm appreciation to Educational Pathways International scholarship and commend them for their great work being done. They are really changing the world and making dreams achieved. My family and I are so much grateful.

Long live Educational Pathways International.




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My name is Cyril Oswin Yao Xedidor, a fifth year medical student at the University of Ghana Medical School, Accra - Ghana.

Looking back on my educational path, I marvel at how my childhood dream of becoming a Medical Doctor that once seemed unachievable because of dire family financial difficulties, is now within reach and almost touchable, through the timely and critical intervention of Educational Pathways International (EPI).

I spent my early childhood years in a small village in the Volta Region of Ghana. I was one of those children my local people would call “sickly” because of how often I fell sick during my first ten years of life: from malaria to repeated episodes of diarrhea and vomiting to worm infestations and others. The closest health facility was at least 5km away and the roads were not motorable. The experiences of surviving the troubles my parents went through to get me to the clinic, coupled with the times I had to endure ‘local herbal treatments’ because my parents were unable to afford orthodox medical care, created the desire in me, from those early days, to pursue a career path that will enable me be a solution to people’s health needs, especially in the rural communities in Ghana. A few years down the lane, my (paternal) grandmother sadly passed on, from a urological emergency, as she could not access prompt healthcare due to how far off the nearest ‘big’ hospital was, after she was referred from the clinic closest to the village. This incident further strengthened my resolve to work hard and become a Doctor and help the people of my village someday.

My educational path was relatively smooth until high school when financial difficulties became a real hurdle. I was barely able to pull through high school because of the Presidential Award scholarship that I was enrolled on.

Educational Pathways International (EPI) therefore came through for me at a vital moment, after my family, with the help of our local church, had pulled together every available resource to pay university admission fees.

Ever since I got on to the EPI scholarship, I have experienced ease and freedom of mind to focus on my studies, knowing that my fees are settled, my residential fees paid and I have enough to feed on and buy the recommended textbooks. Aside the financial burden that EPI lifted, I am particularly grateful for the wonderful family of beneficiaries of the scholarship that I have joined, who continually inspire me unto higher academic achievements and career goals.

I am also deeply thankful for the periodic skills, training and capacity building sessions that is organized for the beneficiaries of the scholarship in my school. These meetings have equipped me with vital knowledge and skills for the corporate world and life in general. These have given me a competitive advantage over my other colleagues.

These five years academic journey, though not without challenges, have been possible only through the help of Educational Pathways International, and I am deeply grateful for that. As I am nearing my graduation in 2021, all things being equal, I have a growing interest in Pediatrics and Community Health and I sincerely hope to pursue one or both of these as specialties someday.

But the bottom-line, for me, is that whichever area of Medical practice I eventually branch into, I must be a responsible Doctor helping out my country and its people, especially in the rural areas.

Thank you, Educational Pathways International.

Edmond M.

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My name is Edmond Marfo a third year student at the University of Ghana. My love for health biology is something that has been with me for as long as I can remember. This informed my decision to take general science as a programme in high school which I successfully completed in 2014. My plan to continue my studies right after high school was however stalled due to my family’s finances. The income of my mother’s trade could barely sustain us so topping it with undergraduate education in Ghana’s premiere university was impossible then. As a result, I took three gap years to work and gather some money for undergraduate studies. In (July) 2017, I received an admission offer from the University of Ghana to pursue Medical Laboratory Sciences, a programme I really loved. Although I had received good news, I could only wonder how my family could foot the tuition fees for the four-year programme, cater for accommodation and money for upkeep.
I started my tertiary education in September 2017. The first fees were catered for by the savings I had and some loans my family obtained. The first semester was really tough as I struggled to settle subsequent bills and this made me anxious and affected my academics. So, when I saw the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship advertisement and applied, I was elated when I got accepted. I now get to enjoy a comprehensive scholarship for my university education. This has lessened my burden and afforded me the chance to expend my energy on achieving my goals.
Growing up in an area riddled with infections and other diseases where several of these conditions go undiagnosed or misdiagnosed due to high patronage of unlicensed herbalists, I saw first-hand the essence of modern laboratory logistics and techniques in quality healthcare delivery. With proper training in medical laboratory sciences, the diagnosis of infections becomes possible and this improves our chances in the fight against diseases. This is why I opted to pursue Medical Laboratory Science as a pivotal point in my career. This academic training coupled with the workshops and meetings by EPI that target professional development is the very foundation of my career path and will no doubt make me an excellent scientist.
After undergraduate studies, I plan on pursuing a master’s degree in molecular genetics. I will explore both local and international opportunities for postgraduate studies after graduation. As a developing country, Ghana is poorly represented in the arena of molecular genetics. With world class training, I will add up to the existing human resource to bolster our strength in combating diseases. I have also developed interest in science communication. I strongly believe science is our best shot at fighting the myriad problems humanity faces. I will harness social media platforms to educate people on matters of science especially on health-related issues.
All these would not have been probable had it not been for the generosity and vision of EPI. The assistance from EPI is going a long way to make my dreams and aspirations materialise. I am grateful to EPI without whom my hopes and dreams would have been far behind. I am glad I am part of this great family.

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My name is Edmond Marfo a second year student of the University of Ghana, Legon. I am offering Bachelor of Science in Medical Laboratory Science and a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Programme.
I have been impacted in so many ways by EPI scholarship scheme but the foremost amongst them is the financial benefits that I am receiving. My father is currently unemployed and the proceeds from my mother’s petty business is just enough for our upkeep. I used to worry about where my school fees would come from and it tormented me on daily basis throughout my first year in school. The times that were occupied with worries became free after I was awarded the scholarship. I could now learn and engage in fruitful activities. Thanks to EPI, I have an assured security of completing school.
Also, EPI affords me the kind of support system that is generally not found in a school setting. Our campus shepherd, Aunty Eunice, serves as a mother figure for everyone, her office door is always opened and she’s always ready to listen and offer advice as needed.
Furthermore, our monthly meetings have given me the chance to bond with other beneficiaries of EPI family, also extra-curricular activities like teachings on social kills that employers look out for, how to manage time as a student, and how to prepare oneself for the business world has afforded me the opportunity to be a better and well informed person both for my education and also for the corporate world. And this is something I hold in my heart with so much value.
I grew up with so much fascination for medical science and this has informed what I want to become someday. I want to be a Molecular Biologist in future. Having the opportunity to impact my society and country through research I will conduct on human genes and how to use them to solve human problems is what I decide to do in the future.
To EPI sponsors and staff who have selflessly committed themselves to see me through my education and help me make it in life, I say thank you. The best appreciation I can really show is to commit myself to studies and become what I want to be.

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My name is Roselyn Delase Davour. I am a final year student studying Bachelor of Science in Dietetics at the University of Ghana (Legon). I had just lost my dad when I enrolled at University of Ghana in September, 2016. Things were difficult for my family. At our orientation, I heard about the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and I decided to apply. After, the interviews, I was selected to be a beneficiary and since then, my life has been transformed.
EPI has been a blessing to me. Thanks to EPI, I am able to study effectively without worrying about how to get money to pay my tuition fee, residential fees, study materials which has enabled me to be able to afford books, other stationery and electronic gadgets which have made my academic life easier better. EPI also gives stipends which is my upkeep money on campus without placing so much burden on my mother. This puts my mind at rest and inspires me to study harder and make the most out of this opportunity so that I can make my family and EPI proud. EPI has positively affected my academic life but also, it has made me a better person. We have general meetings every semester. During these meetings, we are thought important life skills that will help us in school and mostly in the corporate world. This has really helped me build my presentation skills and significantly improved my confidence during public speaking.
I chose Dietetics because I believe that the world is gradually prioritizing preventive healthcare over curative healthcare. This means several people are becoming extremely interested in what to do to live healthy and prevent diseases. Dietetics is one of the most significant maxims of preventive healthcare. I decided to study this programme so that I can guide people to understand the concept of healthy eating practice and also play a key role in treating and managing people with diseases using medical nutrition therapy.
When I am done with school, I would like to practice as a Dietitian and further my education to get a Master’s degree in Public Health. I would also venture into my private business as well. When I look at how EPI has made my dreams possible and taken me a step closer to my aspirations, it inspires me to also work harder so that I can give back to the society by helping the less privileged to also get the chance to school and become who they want to be. I plan on starting a foundation in the future which will focus on supporting and mentoring brilliant and needy students and also empower the Ghanaian youth to harness and explore their creativity and talents.
I thank EPI so much for giving me this life-transforming opportunity and helping me to become a better person. I am really grateful.

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My name is Benedicta Duoduwaa Appiah, a fourth year medical student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi- Ghana. I got to know about Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program through a friend who had had an immense help from the organization.
Joining EPI has been a relief in many spheres of my life. EPI has had a great impact on my finances which was a previous constraint in my academics and that of my siblings. Through the provision of my tuition, money for textbooks, hostel fees and extra for my upkeep from EPI, pressure on my parents have reduced and this has increased their capacity for my siblings. Through this effect and motivation through EPI’s general meetings, my academic performance has been stabilized and promises to be better with time.
Moreover, EPI does not only motivate me to move higher in my academic pursuits. Through topics like “time management, entrepreneurship, top skills employers look out for in employees” and many others treated in EPI general meetings, my view of life and my goals to achieve have improved. Knowing now that life is not about academics alone but about proper integration of discipline, goal settings and a lot more, I now work towards improving myself to reach self-fulfillment.
I chose to offer Human Biology (Medicine) because I believe I am capable of playing an essential part in the physical aspects of saving lives. I intend to serve my country with my skills for a while before taking the next step on the academic ladder. My outmost appreciation goes to Educational Pathways International for the massive turnaround of my life, keep the good work up. Long live EPI!!!

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My name is Samuel Kwarteng. I am a first year Medical Laboratory student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana. My first year with Educational Pathways International (EPI), although short, has been nothing short of excitement and transformation. As a recipient of the 2019-2020 EPI scholarship, I want to say thank you for awarding me this scholarship. Growing up in a less privileged community has not only offered financial and academic challenges but has helped me realize the value of college education. I was very excited to learn that I have been selected for this prestigious scholarship. I am very appreciative of your support of my education.
Since I joined EPI, I have gone through a much needed transition not only in my academics but personal and social lives as well. Attaining this scholarship proved to be an essential cog to my studies which was evident in the grades I had for my first semester - I was able to focus and align myself with my set goals. General meetings chaired by our Program Director, Auntie Eunice, also gave me an opportunity to meet and interact with other beneficiaries. It made me see EPI not as an organization but a family which I am very proud and honored to be a part of. These meetings also afforded me the platform to participate in workshops. These workshops have really taught me a lot.
My choice to pursue a career in the healthcare stems from my desire to have a significant impact on the lives of others; and it does not get any better than saving or assisting to save someone’s life. A career in the Medical Laboratory Sciences would greatly help me fulfill this desire. I am also driven by the fascinating work of a laboratory scientist. Medical Laboratory Science provides clues that are key in the diagnosis and treatment of disease or injury, and laboratory professionals are the detectives of the health care world. After school, I want to proceed and undertake one year mandatory national service. After the service, I hope to secure a job as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in any recognized health institution, amidst making plans to further my education. I am currently undertaking an ongoing collaborative research into neglected tropical diseases which I hope to complete upon my graduation and my findings playing a vital tool in the fight against these diseases which are mostly prevalent in the rural communities of which I am a part of. As part of a way of giving back to my community, I plan to organize health screening exercises to assist in the early detection of health anomalies; something that is currently lacking in my community. Creating awareness of these neglected diseases and educating the people on the precautionary and preventive measures to avoid them is my way of giving back to my community which I intend to continue after my education.
EPI has opened a door and the prospect of a brighter future for me and will play a key role in shaping me into a successful person in future. Organizations like EPI make life brighter for us and I can only hope that one day, I will also be in a position to bring a smile to another needy student. I cannot express my gratitude enough, and I want you to know that your generous support will see me achieve my dreams.

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I am Abel Daartey, a final year Doctor of Pharmacy student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Ghana. I am highly elated to have the opportunity to write my review on the impact of this generous non-profit Organization, Educational Pathways International (EPI). This organization offers the best of package to brilliant and needy students on Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology campus as well as many other universities in Ghana.
In fact, before I got this scholarship, it was very difficult for my family especially in financing my education and that of my siblings. Upon obtaining admission to offer Doctor of Pharmacy, I knew it was a dream come true but I knew it would be a challenge to finance this 6-year program by my unemployed single parent, that is my mother.
However, this challenge became a story when EPI came into my life and that of my family by offering me a comprehensive scholarship. The living standard of my family has changed tremendously. Besides, the burden on my mom has being reduced, since she does not have to scrounge to cater for the expenses of me and my brother in school. I am glad to say that I have been able to finance my younger brother’s education at KNUST with the support that EPI has given me. He is currently in his second year and performing marvelously in academics.
EPI did not only impact in me financially but it has continually benefited me in various ways. By the good works of Aunty Eunice, I can confidently boast of how to use my time well, how to write resume or cv, develop my entrepreneurship skills, write reports and developing the attitude of saving. Above all, one weighty thing I have gained from EPI is the annual vacation training (Internships) that we are being made to embark on. It has enlightened me in broad spectrum on how my future career of being a Pharmacist is like.
In fact, as part of my career goals, I am working hard to become a professional Clinical Pharmacist. I intend to specialize in Ghana College of Pharmacist in order to become the best that I could be. This would enhance my reaching to the health care needs of the people and as well be a seven-star Pharmacist.
I also intend to embark on health education to sensitize the public on good health practices. I wish to also, serve my people by working in the community pharmacy.
My family and I would forever be indebted to EPI for contributing massively to my career development and life journey.
In summary, EPI is the best in reaching to the needs of brilliant and needy students.
Long Live EPI and her contributors. God bless you.

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I am Abel Daartey, a fourth year Doctor of Pharmacy student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). I am very happy to carve my review about this honorable non-profit Organization, Educational Pathways 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 noble 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, despite all the odds and challenges, my mom was determined to help me further my education to the tertiary level.
When I became part of this family in 2014, to my dismay, the scholarship package was enough to cater for all my basic needs. 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 mum has been reduced, since she does not have to struggle to cater for the expenses of me and my brother in school.
EPI did not only impact in me financially but it has continually benefited me in various ways; by the good works of Aunty Eunice, I can confidently boast of how to use my time well, how to write Resume or CV, Develop my Entrepreneurship skills, Write Reports and Developing the Attitude of Saving. Above all, one weighty thing I have gained from EPI is the annual vacation Internship that we are being made to embark on. It has enlightened me in broad spectrum on how my future career of being a Pharmacist is like.
In fact, as part of my career goals, I am working hard to become a professional Clinical Pharmacist. Also, impact in health education to sensitize the public on good health practices. After working for some time, I wish to also serve my people and at some point in my practice work in the community pharmacy. Most importantly, I would further my education in my field of practice as a Clinical Pharmacist in order to maximize my practice of Pharmaceutical healthcare services in my country Ghana.
I am so much indebted for the wonderful support that EPI offers to her beneficiaries 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 and needy university students.
Long Live EPI and her workers. God bless you.

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I am Samuel Tabiri, a third year student offering BSc. Statistics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
I am a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) and this organization(family) has made a great impact in my life in many ways. Through this institution, I have leant a lot and the application of what I have learnt at this institution has resulted in the improvement of my life. For instance, through EPI, I have learnt how to manage my time effectively, plan very well, relate socially and understand the cultures of people from different background.
Also, through EPI, I have been able to perform extremely excellent in my academics due to the guidance, support and motivation I receive from the EPI Authorities.
This Institution has really given me the mandate to pursue my academic career and goals in the programme I am offering, I realized some institutions in the country lack accurate information which serves as a hindrance to their contribution to the progress of this country. Offering BSc Statistics would offer me the chance of becoming a Data Analyst to enable me analyze data effectively, provide reliable information and facts to these institutions to ensure their progress, thereby contributing to the development of the country.
Furthermore, with the knowledge acquired I will be able to educate members in my community by impacting the knowledge gained and also set up an institution that will help people facing any challenge they have about any information or data set they have to enable them realise how they can extract meaningful and useful ideas from the data set or information they have.
In addition to the research procedures and skills acquired from my career, it will enable me conduct a tangible research that will enable me provide hypothesis and solutions that can curb phenomenal challenges confronting the society.
Finally, studying Statistics would enable me provide timely, accurate and reliable facts that can be used widely for the design and implementation stages of the country’s policy framework. For instance, providing a high quality statistic on the population can be used for central and local finance allocation, housing and land use planning, health care planning, providing educational facilities and also preparing government budgets. This will improve transparency and accountability of policy making, leading to good governance.
Thanks to EPI for their assistance both financially and academically in making me achieve these goals.

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I am Samuel Tabiri, a second year student offering BSc. Statistics at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).

I am a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI). This organization (family) has made a great impact in my life in many ways. Through this institution, I have leant a lot and the application of what I have learnt has resulted in the improvement of my life. For instance, through EPI, I have learnt how to manage my time effectively, plan very well, relate socially and understand the cultures of people from different background.

It has really given me the mandate to pursue my academic goals in the programme am offering. Offering BSc. Statistics would offer me the chance of becoming a Data Analyst to enable me analyze data effectively, provide reliable information and facts to institutions to ensure their progress, thereby contributing to the development of our country.

I thank EPI for their assistance both financially and academically in making me achieve my goals.

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My name is Arhin A. Otoo. I am a student at University of Ghana (Legon), studying BA Political Science and Philosophy, and currently in the second year. Educational Pathways International (EPI) has been a blessing to me since I began my university education.

My primary motive as a student is to graduate with a first class degree so as to qualify for Law degree program to become a Lawyer. It is my dream to strengthen community based organisation, especially those in the rural areas with the legal skills I will acquire. In light of the increasing dependency of rural folks on government, the inadequate self-help initiatives, and sometimes the unfair treatment of deprived communities that sometimes results in exploitation due to illegal practices, I have always believed that if such communities are well organize and backed with legal experts, their conditions can be better improved.

Gaining admission to the university came with a cost that my family could not afford, and thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI), for granting me a full scholarship.

EPI organises internal seminars for all beneficiaries to be equipped with some essential knowledge. The seminars also helped me in my academics and I also feel it is preparing me beyond school work, since some critical discussions that transpires during the seminar are loaded and informative.

At the moment EPI is my bedrock and I am very dependent on the support they offer me in school. I want to thank everyone who makes a contribution in every form for their selflessness and love they have shown through this program. It has given me an opportunity I will forever cherish and a privilege I will not take for granted. I wish there was another way I can show my appreciation to all who are keeping this scholarship program running.

I am convinced to say, it is through your goodness that some of us can't help it but to do good too. EPI is making the world a better place and I am a living testimony.

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My name is Marylyn Oduro Awuah. A third year Petrochemical Engineering student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana. I am a proud beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship.
Upon gaining university admission I was filled with extreme joy knowing I was on the pathway to gaining education and skills but was deeply saddened and scared about the fact that my parents would not able to see me through my tertiary education due to financial difficulty.
Fortunately for me I was selected by Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship the same year I gained admission to study and I am forever grateful for that. Educational Pathways International (EPI) is a nonprofit, non-governmental organization that seeks to recognize, support and empower gifted young people from needy families by providing them with full scholarships for their university education. I have received numerous support and benefits from this scholarship since I joined and have been positively impacted in my academics, leadership skills, family life, social life, among others.

It has been my passion to do Engineering and one of my goals is to help create an enabling environment through science and technology growth and advancement. I opted for Petrochemical Engineering because our fast-growing global world required variety of petrochemical products for a better and more comfortable environment. Some of such products include plastics, pharmaceutical products and medicine, paints and coatings, rubbers, synthetic fibers, polyvinyl chloride (PVC), fertilizers and pesticides, detergents, dyes, clothing, cosmetics, liquified petroleum gas (LPG) and other petroleum derived products which are of great importance to our wellbeing and comfort.

It is a blessing to be with Educational Pathways International (EPI) because they do not only provide financial support but go the extra mile of offering advice, counsel, guidance, motivation and training through meetings/seminars organized to equip all beneficiaries, thus shaping us for academic excellence and helping us achieve our career goals as well and preparing us for the corporate world after school.

I believe with grace, hard work, determination and the support from EPI, I will be able to succeed in my academics and become a successful and responsible citizen to help the less privilege in the society and contribute towards national development.

My sincere and heartfelt appreciation and gratitude goes to the executive body of EPI and the supporting bodies of this organization, who seeks to unearth the potential in brilliant and needy students. Also, I would like to appeal to able bodies and individuals to support this nonprofit organization so that more students who find themselves in financial challenges but with great intelligence and potential can also receive the help and support too.
Thank you Educational Pathways International (EPI).

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It is with enormous delight that I write this review about a scholarship I consider to be a blessing to the lives of many needy and brilliant Ghanaian university students. I am Marylyn Awuah Oduro, a second year Petrochemical Engineering student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). I was fortunate to join this wonderful family, Educational Pathways International (EPI), the same year I gained admission to pursue this programme after successfully passing through the laid down selection process.

It had always been my dream to be an Engineer. However being aware of the financial challenges facing my parents, I feared it might be of a hindrance to my academic and career goals. l am aware of the massive financial and psychological support I needed to achieve my goals thus I have always sought for the opportunity to be a scholar to further my studies to higher height. Fortunately, Ghana have realized the numerous benefits of science and technology thus have embraced engineering.

It took a scholarship to see me through my senior high education. Due to financial issues, I had to stay home for a year after graduation. However, I applied and gained admission to the university the following year by the help of contributions and loans from family and friends. The joyful news of being given the opportunity to pursue Petrochemical Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) was indeed an unforgettable one. Thanks to the advertisement on the KNUST website, I got to know of Educational Pathways International (EPI) and what they stand for.

A nonprofit, non-governmental organization that seeks to recognize, support and empower gifted young people from needy families by providing them with full scholarships for their university education. In addition to this, frequent meetings/seminars are organized by EPI so as to equip beneficiaries with new ideas and skills to compliment what we acquire in the classroom.

Considering my experience with EPI, I can boldly testify that it is a great family one is blessed to be a part of. This is because they do not only provide financial support but go the extra mile of offering advice, counsel, guidance, motivation and training, thus shaping us for academic excellence and helping us achieve our career goals as well and preparing us for the corporate world after school.

I believe with grace, hard work, determination and the support from EPI, I will be able to succeed in my academics and become a successful and responsible citizen to help the less privilege in the society and contribute towards national development.



My sincere and heartfelt appreciation and gratitude goes to the executive body of EPI, the supporting bodies of this organization, who seeks to unearth the potential in brilliant and needy students.

It is my prayer that the Almighty God bless them and make them progress in their good works. I therefore encourage other able bodies to do same for the progress our dear nation. Thank you EPI.

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I am Haruna Abdul-Jalilu, a third year BSc. Pharmacy student at the University of Ghana. Upon getting admission into the University Of Ghana after a successful completion of Senior High School with excellent results, my education was greatly threatened because of a lack of finance. My parents are old and so are literally living from hand to mouth from the peasant farming they are into. I therefore had to wait until they were able to raise money for my school fees or till a Good Samaritan came by and helped me out. This however did not stop the “desperate me” from exploring other avenues to further my education. Fortunately, I came across the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and without hesitation I applied and after competitive interviews I was awarded the scholarship. Since then it has always been one memorable experience after the other with this family.
First of all this family completely turned my life around for the better. In giving me a comprehensive scholarship, my parents were relieved of the burden of having to toil and borrow to fund my education. I must also add that it was under this life changing scholarship program that I got to own my first ever laptop computer. I no longer have to depend on friends to have my assignments typed or to do research on the internet. The scholarship also enabled me to pay for my accommodation in one of the best halls of residence on campus and that has greatly relieved me of the headache of having to travel several kilometers to school and back.
Moreover, ever since I was taken into the family I have never for once felt I was hundreds of kilometers away from home since EPl has made school home for us. At EPI, we are not just assisted financially but academically, socially and emotionally. Our Program Director has been a mother to all of us in so many different ways. Despite her very busy schedule, she has always made time to be with us collectively and individually. We have been constituted into a big family of young individuals working to make the world around us a better place.
With EPI, my future rests on solid grounds and I intend making the best of this invaluable opportunity. My hopes have been reestablished and goals rekindled and I will do anything within my power to make sure many more children get the help they need wherever they are in my country and probably beyond. I want to be able to reach out to the brilliant but financially challenged child wherever they are. I want to be hope to the hopeless, help to the helpless, a smile on the face of the sad and a propelling force to the depressed.



Coupled with the above, I have also made a firm resolve to be one of the outstanding voices of health in Africa and beyond, my key goal being to reduce the number of preventable deaths in my community, Ghana, Africa and the world at large by a great percentage. Under the auspices of EPI, I have started internships with hospitals, pharmaceutical companies and community pharmacies during the vacations and that has kept me ahead in the clinical practice. My key goal in life has always been to put myself in the best position to serve humanity in the best way possible and every step I take each day is geared towards achieving that goal.
In conclusion, I thank the Benefactors, Donors of Educational Pathways International, the Program Director, staff of the Students Financial Aid Office at University of Ghana and everybody working for the sustenance of this great course. You have all in diverse ways been instrumental in making living testimonies out of hopeless situations for brilliant and financially challenged Ghanaian students.

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I am Emmanuel Essoun, a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program. I am a third year student reading BSc. Administration (Accounting option) at the University of Ghana (Legon), Accra.
Being a beneficiary of this scholarship has been a great opportunity and impacted my life as well. The financial well-being of my family over the years has been unstable and a challenge to my academic progress. I used to compare my ambitions with my family’s financial resources, and I say to myself, how shall this be? Thanks to the generous people in our societies who make the dreams of individuals like me come true despite the numerous challenges. The financial burden of my university education was lifted when I joined EPI scholarship program. This has given me the soundness of mind to learn and achieve my ambitions.
Joining the EPI family on campus has helped improve my academic and social life. Resourceful materials and information are given to us during our monthly meeting. Getting to know other beneficiaries in the family, and the kind of interactions, and socialization we have has benefitted my social life. I have been able to make new friends, and learnt how to interact with them. This has shaped me to become a better person even to the people outside this family. Also, there have been series of seminars and training programs that are being organized for us. Some of these include; entrepreneurship talks; how to write a CV and a cover letter; how to prepare for a job interview; mastering the art of public speaking; how to effectively combine academics with other activities on campus; talks on time management, among others. I have now been able to draft my own CV. I have also mastered the art of public speaking, and applied it to numerous presentations in class. Thanks to the EPI family.
Growing up as a boy, I had this desire to read science and become a Medical Doctor. But I also admired men in suits and flying tires driving in their cars to work. I was then told these men are business men who are very affluent and influential in society. Suddenly, I had the desire to become a businessman, specifically an Accountant. I ended up reading business in high school, and eventually Accounting program in the university. I chose Accounting largely because, Accountants are people with integrity.
I have a long term goal or desire. The desire is to help the brilliant and needy students in my society, both academically and financially. Organizing daily tutorial classes for basic school students in my society has been a thing I have always wanted to do, and would be one of the things I will do after school. The objectives of these are to train these little ones to attain higher heights in academic excellence; be responsible and objective in society, and above all, be persons of integrity.
I would also like to help my country, Ghana in all legitimate ways possible, by offering my services voluntarily, and also as a worker in my fullest capacity. By doing so, I pay the debts I owe as a patriotic citizen to my country.
Finally, I would like to thank the donors of EPI for granting me this opportunity and help. I am forever indebted to you. I really appreciate this kind gesture. May the good Lord bless you all. Thank you.

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I am Obed Ehoneah, a final year Doctor of Pharmacy student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

I have been an Educational Pathways International (EPI) beneficiary for the past 5 years. I joined the EPI scholarship programme in my 2nd year in the university and the benefits I have received over the period is enormous and innumerable.
I happened to be selected to be part of the programme during a period in my life where almost all hope was lost because my father had been bedridden from a severe stroke and my mother was no longer working because she had to be taking care of my father. At that same time, I was in the university and two of my brothers were also students whereas my elder brother who was a recent graduate was unemployed.

What to eat, how to purchase handouts and other study materials, many more were the problems I was facing in school before I got unto the scholarship programme. These issues that I was facing had a very bad impact on my academics. I had unpleasant experience at all.

Even though I was a good student, I didn’t see a possibility of me passing through the university successfully with all these challenges. However, all these changed for the better when I got enrolled on the EPI scholarship. Not only did I get the financial support to be able to buy study materials but I was able to pay for my school fees, afford a three-square meal every day, and pay for my accommodation and the likes. This kind gesture by EPI also went a long way to help my mother to focus on my other siblings and not worry about me again.

More so, being part of the EPI beneficiaries, I got extra benefits apart from the financial support. As a member of the family, I was taken through a lot of relevant trainings that helped me academically, socially and financially. We had training sessions on personal development, leadership, time management and many more. All these trainings which we had for free without paying a penny has really gone a long way to bring me this far.

Through these trainings too, I was able to learn on how to invest some of my money from the scholarship and by the grace of God, I have been able to start my own small business from it which I generate extra income from. This help offered to me by EPI scholarship is not only going to help me complete school but also go a long way to help me in my life after school.
The impact of this kind act of EPI is also not going to be felt by only me because my family has also benefitted a lot from these developments.

As a Pharmacy student, it has always been my dream to go and help the people in my community in terms of their health in any way possible. This dream of mine will not remain a dream for long since I can now see light at the end of the tunnel. In my current position, I am rest assured that once I have been certified as a Pharmacist, I can make the impact that I have been dreaming of. Even along the line during my 6years in school, I have been able to organize some form of public lectures on health and have also been of help to a lot of people in my community all because of the aid I got from EPI. Hence, I know that this is just the beginning of good things to come.

I want to use this opportunity to appreciate EPI so much and to everyone who supports EPI in any way possible. You all are the reason for my smiles today and not just me but all the people that my life and actions will impact. I am very much grateful that through it all, you didn’t just give me money but have also trained me to become a better person than I could have ever imagined of becoming.
God richly bless you all.

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I am Ehoneah Obed, a 5th year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Kumasi, Ghana. Very soon my dream of becoming a Pharmacist and serving my community and other challenged communities like mine where the indigents are deprived of quality, affordable and easily accessible medicines will come to pass.

I have been a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship scheme for the past four years. Since I joined the scholarship scheme, I have been able to raise my academic performance and sustained that high standards because I no longer worry about difficulties with raising money to pay school fees, accommodation, books and other study materials, as well as money for my upkeep. I am now able to purchase various materials to aid in my studies without struggles.

As part of the EPI family, not only has my academics improved, but also my social life. Meeting new people from all walks of life and most importantly, being taught and practicing on a wide range of topics like time management, interpersonal relationships, public speaking and many more, it has made me a better person than I used to be.

Another important thing that has happened to me and my family because of the help that EPI is offering is that, my mother has now been able to push my younger brother to the university as well. I am so much grateful for such benevolence shown to me by the whole EPI team.

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My name is Kafui Joshua Asempa. I am a final year medical student at University of Ghana Medical School, Ghana. I’ve always been good in the sciences and hence decided to do medicine in the university. Why I chose medicine was because I have always admired Doctors, how they go about their work and all. Studying medicine is a long journey which requires dedication, determination, hard work, and money. After my first year in the school, a friend introduced me to Educational Pathways International.
I joined Educational Pathways International (EPI) in 2015, before joining I wondered how life would be without having a scholarship. Luckily for me EPI came to my aid.

In the EPI family one is not only given the scholarship but we are being monitored and mentored throughout our stay in the school, making sure we are on track. This has been a major transformation for me since I am constantly being pushed to do more and get the best out of my life. I’ve also learnt many skills being part of the family, from writing skills, presentation skills and many more.

Also, being part of the family has helped in motivating me to keep on doing the hard work and also ensuring that I maintain my good grades as usual.
After completion of the medical school, I will work as a Doctor and I look forward to sharing the blessings I’ve received and impacting more lives.

I can confidently and sincerely say being part of the EPI family has been a blessing to me and my family. I will therefore want to take this opportunity to thank Educational Pathways International for the immense work they are doing, blessing lives and making dreams realities.

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To begin with, Maimonides once said, “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime”. This quote applies to Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship in all aspects as it only does not serve to give scholarship to gifted and needy students but creates an atmosphere that allows its beneficiaries to have a sense of belonging and learn great leadership skills to help transform this world. It is always an honor to be part of Educational Pathways International program since it also provides the opportunity to give back to the needy and unprivileged in the society by empowering us with the right leadership skills.
My name is Dennis Owusu, a final year Biochemistry student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. I have been on this scholarship for three years now and I would like to say ‘Ayekoo’ to EPI for giving me the opportunity to pursue my academic and career goals without any hindrance. This scholarship has given me the opportunity to study smoothly to attain the academic excellence I want and also engage in a lot of non-academic activities such as leadership seminars, competitions and training workshop to build myself up for the career goals since all issues concerning financial burden has been taken care of.
Thanks to Educational Pathways International for providing us with a country Director that does not only keep a keen eye on our studies but give us guidance and counseling on our career aspirations and also tutor us on the basic valuable skills every student should have, I have acquired a lot of these skills such as the art of public speaking, time management, how to write a good Curriculum Vitae, how to ace any interview, networking skills and how to write a report.
In future, I intend to become a Neurosurgeon and establish a company that seeks to use advanced technologies in health to improve the quality of healthcare in Ghana by creating avenues for certain surgeries which could not be conducted made possible. Confidently, with the financial supports and mentorship from EPI, I am assured of making this goal, a reality.
Words are not enough to express my gratitude towards EPI. My family and I, will forever be grateful to Educational Pathways International and all those who contributed to make this a reality. Thank you so much and God bless EPI.

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My name is Fawaz Shanun. I’m a student of University of Ghana offering Medicine. I’m currently in the final year and a privileged beneficiary of Educational Pathways International’s (EPI) scholarship programme. I say privileged because it was an opportunity of a lifetime given to me. But for the financial support from EPI I’m not sure I would have come this far in education. Without the burden of tuition fees, residential fees, study materials as well as stipend I’ve been able to pay more attention to my academics and exceled. My social life as well as other aspects of my life have also seen improvement since I joined EPI family. EPI has been such a blessing in my life.

I chose to study Medicine to impart the lives of people by restoring good health and saving lives. This I believe is my God’s purpose for me on earth. I would like to be specialist in Obstetrics and Gynaecology in the near future. I believe women are at the core of everybody’s lives and I believe taking care of them is tantamount to taking care of the whole world.

God willing in the near future I would like to use this glorious opportunity I’ve been given to impart the lives of young ones who for one reason or the other find themselves in a deprived situation like I did. I would love to organize medical outreaches in some of the less privileged communities in Ghana and with the help of God expand to other countries in Africa.

I would like to say a very big thank you Educational Pathways International for such a glorious opportunity. I’m forever grateful. God richly bless you all.

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I am Divine Ahiagah, a final year student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) which is located in Kumasi, Ghana. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Biotechnology.

I joined Educational Pathways International (EPI) in November, 2018 and I can say my life has taken a turn around when I was given the opportunity to be a part of this great family. I met with a lot of people who were already on the programme and they have impacted my life positively. They were always available to open up to and give good advice to keep me going both in academics and social life. Since I joined EPI, I have developed the zeal to work extra hard to achieve my academic goals and I see that being fulfilled with EPI on my side. I have the peace of mind to study as compared to the past where I struggled with finance.

In addition to the above mentioned, family meetings are organized for us. These meetings serve as a platform for us to share ideas and also to prepare and make us well equipped for the future. In one of our meetings for example, we had a discussion on how we could prepare ourselves to work in the corporate world after school and some qualities employers will look out for in prospective employees. It was very informative and I learnt a lot from that meeting.

I have always dreamt of becoming a Research Scientist in plant genetics and molecular biology which informed my decision to read Agricultural Biotechnology at this level of my education. I hope to impact my nation, Ghana positively with the knowledge I will acquire in my field of study.

In conclusion, I would say I am very delighted to be a part this scholarship scheme and I’m very grateful to EPI for availing themselves for God to use them to touch lives like myself and others who have been given the same opportunity and I know their labour in this good work of theirs would not be in vain.

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I am Divine Ahiagah, a third year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) which is located in Kumasi, Ghana. I am pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Biotechnology.

I joined Educational Pathways International (EPI) in November, 2018 and I can say that my life has taken a turn around when I was given the opportunity to be a part of this great family. I met with a lot of people who were already on the scholarship and they have imparted my life positively. They were always available to open up to and gave good advice to keep me going both in academics and social life.

Since I joined EPI, I have developed the zeal to work extra hard to achieve my academic goals and I see that being fulfilled with EPI on my side. I have the peace of mind to study now as compared to the past where I struggled with a lot of difficulties I face no more and I have this EPI to thank for this great breakthrough.

In addition to the above mentioned, monthly family meetings in each semester are organized for all EPI beneficiaries and they serve as a platform for us to share ideas and also to prepare and make us well equipped for the future. In one meeting for example, we had a discussion on how we could prepare ourselves to work in the corporate world after school and some qualities employers will look out for in prospective employees. It was very informative and I learnt a lot from that meeting.

I have always dreamt of becoming a Research Scientist in plant genetics and molecular biology which informed my decision to read Agricultural Biotechnology at this level of my education. I hope to impart my nation (Ghana) positively with the knowledge I will acquire in my field of study.

In conclusion, I would say I am very delighted to be a part of this scholarship scheme and I am very grateful to EPI for availing themselves for God to use them to touch lives like myself and others who have been given the same opportunity and I know their labour in this good work of theirs will not be in vain

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I am Abiba Adams, a first year student offering Doctor of Pharmacy at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) is an organization that seeks to support gifted and needy students like me. I was part of the 2019 batch of beneficiaries. Even though l am a new beneficiary, Educational Pathways International has affected my life positively and given me hope of having a good tertiary education with no financial stress. I had developed a low self-esteem about myself because of the bad financial background of my family but through the support of Educational Pathways International I have developed a positive attitude towards life and also a family to lean on and learn from them.
Thanks to EPI, l have less worries about financial issues and have full concentration on my academics. As a result of this I had a high CWA during the first semester examination which is very common among Educational Pathways International beneficiaries due to the various general meetings and seminars organized by the Program Director of Educational Pathways International here in Ghana.
I am a student offering Doctor of Pharmacy due to my curiosity about how drugs work in human body. I now have a chance to overcome my curiosity and also become an Industrial Pharmacist so that I can give back to the society. Being a licensed Pharmacist will enable me to set up a Pharmacy in my community in which l would employ people and train them in order for them to earn a source of income.
All my dreams and aspirations would never have happened without this initiative taken by Educational Pathways International to help needy and gifted students in the universities. I also look forward to the special annual students luncheon organized for all the Educational Pathways International family to come together to meet our benefactors, enjoy, share experience, motivate and help each other to make it to the top.
Thank you very much Educational Pathways International for helping turn dreams into reality and may the good God bless you.

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The year I completed Senior High School was the year my father retired. I had just figured out that I wanted to go into the area of pharmaceuticals and healthcare, mainly research and development. The plan was to start off with Pharmacy school and later pursue a graduate degree that would launch me into the pharmaceutical industry or academia.

However, there was a huge financial obstacle that had the potential to hinder me from pursuing my dreams. I met the requirements for my preferred programme and was offered admission, but it would have been close to impossible for my father to keep two children in the university (my sister was in her third year of medical school then). Undoubtedly, my family needed some financial assistance to get me into the university.

In a bid to find a solution to this problem, I applied for the scholarship offered by Educational Pathways International (EPI). Thankfully, I did not have to think of another way of funding my education because I received a full scholarship for my entire undergraduate programme, with enough to cater for my fees, my books, accommodation and upkeep.
Being a beneficiary of the EPI scholarship motivates me to strive for excellence in my academics and career. Year after year, our benefactors visit us to have discussions and to encourage us to do better.

There is also a system that is set up to groom us in soft skills. These mini-workshops have transformed my approach to my academics and other extracurricular activities. I have learnt key values, skills and attitudes that have undoubtedly made me stand out among my peers.
I have been nurtured by EPI for the duration of my four-year undergraduate programme and I believe I am prepared for the work environment and all other future endeavours because of the excellent guidance I’ve been given. After my national service which will last for a year, I intend to begin the journey that will lead to my dream career in pharmaceutical research. This is possible mostly because of the contribution that EPI has made, and is still making, to my life.

Words cannot express my gratitude, or that of my family, to EPI. I believe God will bless them greatly for the impact they make to so many lives like mine.

Joanna Koryo Kwao
University of Ghana (Legon)
Bachelor of Pharmacy
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The year I completed Senior High School was a tough one for my family financially. It was the year my father retired, and it was very obvious that my parents would need external help to be able to keep two daughters in a tertiary institution (my sister was also in the university then).

The scholarship offered by Educational Pathways International (EPI) was a lifesaver, so to speak. It was an answer to our prayers, a stepping stone to the achievement of my goals. The scholarship caters for all my fees, accommodation, books and also provides enough money to keep me in school. It also helps me to strive for excellence and motivates me to work hard to get the best grades so that I can have a better future both in my academics and career.

In addition to all the financial assistance, EPI, also gives me an opportunity, once a month in every semester to learn about key values, skills and attitudes necessary to maintain excellence in my academics and at the workplace in future. The knowledge acquired from these meetings have helped shape my life as I have learnt about how to set relevant and meaningful goals and the attitudes I need to cultivate in order to be successful.

Words cannot express my gratitude and that of my family’s to EPI, and if there is any blessing or any reward for kindness and magnanimity, I believe they deserve it.

Joanna Koryo Kwao
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I am Rose Nyarkoah Gyesi, a third year Geography major student of the University of Ghana. I am a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program and being a beneficiary of this reputable family has been a life changing moment for me. To me, I say that EPI is just not a charitable Organization but a home of nurturing students to release their potentials, acquire skills and develop passion for their goals in today’s world.

Hitherto, I use to see myself as a drop out because I was constantly coupled with financial difficulties as a tertiary student. But now, with the support of EPI, I am able to cater for my financial and academic needs. Now I am able to focus on my studies. Not only that, I have attained knowledge on time management, setting of goals in life and a lot more through our frequent organized meetings and seminars organized by our able Program Director. Also, I have been able to acquire practical skills and field experience through the internship programs we partake during vacations. As such my interest in leadership and giving back to society has heightened.

As a member of EPI family, I can now boldly say I have a promising future. This is because I now have all the necessary support to complete my bachelor’s degree which is the first step to achieve my career goal. Becoming a Professor has always been my dream. In my field of study (Geography), I would like to impart knowledge to students and others through my research and recommendations on the earth’s phenomena and its associated problems we experience as the earth interacts with other systems.

Geography is a discipline that explores all aspects of the earth and its related systems, functioning, hazards as well as its inhabitants. As the earth been the only planet that support humans life, gaining knowledge in this field is a right step to contribute to the development of the country through it sectors of urban planning and spatial organizations. Moreover, taking research into environmental problems such as flooding, waste management, deforestation among others can help me contribute to the rightful solutions needed to curb the menace of the devastating effects of these problems we face in our societies and Ghana as a whole.

My profound gratitude to EPI for their priceless support to me and all other brilliant and needy students in the world.

Rose Nyarkoah Gyesi,
Third year student
University of Ghana (Legon)
Accra

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My name is Collins Anfo. I am a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship and a first year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) sited in Kumasi, Ghana. I am reading BSc. Business Administration (Marketing/International Business).

There are various difficulties faced by brilliant and needy students, some of us never lost hope that things will be alright. Those who were able to forge ahead found the light towards betterment. Growing up with less resources, opportunities and privileges have made me realized how important it is to be someone who can help others like myself and society.

University education was a hedge I had to outrun but with help. I applied for Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship hoping for favorable outcome. Fortunately, I happened to be one of the selected few who were awarded scholarship from Educational Pathways International. I joined the EPI family in 2019/2020 academic year. Being with EPI this short while it has been quite exciting, educative and a life transforming period.

Since I joined EPI, I have gone through important sessions, meetings and trainings that did not only positively affect my academics but also my personal and social lives altogether. Gaining this scholarship was evident in improving my academics and personal life. I was much relaxed and more focused on learning to achieve my targets for the semesters. Meetings held to deliberate on issues and discuss important topics which were led by Auntie Eunice, our Program Director, proofed to be of great help. The platform gave me the chance to share my thoughts and my doubts. Interactive experience with co-beneficiaries of our big family cannot be overemphasized. One workshop we had on CV writing was breathtaking, since it opened mind on how to effectively write a more convincing and a job winning CV for myself.

Choosing to read a business program at the university traces back to my great desire to explore the fields of doing business around the world. International Business as my option, I hope to be a Business Advisor, International Economist and an Entrepreneur. I took my inspiration from various business tycoons who have not only made it in life but have actively and positively influenced their homes, communities, societies, countries and the world at large.


After completing my university education, I will do my national service in any deprived village or town and at the same time, tirelessly contributing to community service. After that, I will further my education while securing a job at a renowned business firm. Hoping for good turnouts, I will do my best to help my community.

Words alone cannot explain how honored and grateful I am to be a member of EPI family. I really appreciate the good works and the impact that the organization is giving to young people like myself. The gateway to a successful future is now possible for us. Because of your immense desire to see your plants yield good fruits, I will continue to pursue my way up the ladder and make you proud. Thank you!

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My name is Grace Bamfo-Ennin. I am a final year student at the faculty of Law, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana.
I have been part of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship since 2016 and I must say my life has turned for the better ever since I joined the family.
I’m elated for what EPI has shaped in my life but I’m quite bummed I’m getting off the scheme as my degree program comes to an end this year, but that does not end my relationship with EPI because I will have the opportunity to join EPI Alumni. The love, support, encouragement, can never be understated. It is one scholarship organisation which is genuinely interested in the holistic welfare of its beneficiaries. With academics as the focal point, its concern and love transcends to all facets of the student’s life.
Right from first year when I joined EPI, I’ve been encouraged to set high standards for my studies and I’ve been encouraged to work out my potential in all that I do. This is because EPI has a threshold of which its students cannot fall below. For that matter you cannot allow sluggishness and indolence into your academics. And that discipline and training which we go through has had its impact on the rest of my life. Each year, we meet with the benefactors and discuss our successes and achievements and due recognition is giving to all those who do extra ordinarily well, not only academically, but in any way they are impacting the society.
Through resilience and hard work learnt from EPI, I’ve risen to become one of the most influential students at my faculty. In one of the seminars organised by our EPI, in first year we were taught pubic speaking. And it was a good start for me as it is in tandem with my program of study. I was able to apply what I studied from the seminar and spoke unnervingly ever since.
I also learnt how to write formal letters and a good curriculum vitae, which made it easy for me when I applied to firms for internship opportunity and other necessary applications. Speaking of internship, with EPI, we are made to do internships with firms and companies during the summer vacations. Through this compulsory internship program with a couple of firms I worked with, I have established a great network and connections which contain high profile figures in the Legal fraternity as well as other promising fields.
Through the workshops organised by EPI, I’ve learned priceless wisdom regarding entrepreneurship and business. At the time, I had a little something going on and the information I gathered was very instrumental to my small business. The rest have been pocketed for future references.
EPI encouraged me to set my goals and priority right. My dream of becoming an accomplished International Law expert seems to be coming true with each passing year that I’m part of EPI, and I am extremely grateful.
After my undergraduate studies, I am going to serve my country through our National Service Scheme. Then I’ll further to the Law School and subsequently pursue my graduate studies from there. Then my pursuit to become my dream unfolds.
I am highly indebted to EPI for believing in me and being very gracious to me during my undergraduate studies. It is the one top scholarship scheme any student must look out for.

Long live Educational Pathways International!

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My name is Christopher Delali Dzeney a first year student at the University of Ghana (Legon), Accra. I study BA Economics, Archaeology and Geography and Resource Development.

My life witnessed significant changes when I was awarded scholarship from Educational Pathways International (EPI). In the area of finances, it has relieved my parents of some major education related expenses. They now focus more on the educational needs of my two younger siblings and support me with my minor needs. In the area of personal development, EPI organizes monthly meetings and seminars which seek to help us to excel and become an all rounded students.

I chose to study Economics as it is an excellent foundation for advanced study in Economics, Law and International Relations, which are all study fields of great interest to me. I wish to be a renowned Economist, starting my studies with BA Economics is what I believe would propel me towards these aspirations. Majoring in Economics, would be equip me with the language and skills to engage in policy debates and initiatives which would seek to promote the economic and social progress in Ghana and beyond.

I finally thank Educational Pathways International Scholarship, donors and benefactors for helping to finance my tertiary education. I promise to excel academically as a gifted student and help to give back to other students who would be in my shoes or even worse ones in years to come.

Thank you.

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I am Thomas Liyajabale Waliba, a third year student pursuing BSc. Geomatic Engineering at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, in Kumasi, Ghana.

I have been a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) full scholarship scheme for two academic years. EPI over these years have really impacted my life immensely in diverse ways which will always be appreciated and worth sharing.

Every student’s goal is to excel academically, but this is sometimes truncated by financial constraints and this was my ordeal until EPI in its benevolence came to my assistance and today, I can boast of continuously improved performances in my academics, all thanks to EPI. The financial support coupled with the numerous seminars and topics discussed at regular EPI meetings have improved my academic performances and my life as a growing adult.

Geomatic Engineering is an interesting field of study and very necessary in a developing country like Ghana where there is much to do in terms of infrastructural development, land use and management among others through accurate surveying and planning and hence the reason I am pursuing that program. With this background and the knowledge acquired from the pursuit of this program, I look forward to becoming a renowned Consultant in the Geomatic Engineering field, aimed at mitigating the unending land disputes predominant in the rural areas and the country as a whole through the conduct of cadastral surveys and the application of Geographic Information System (GIS).

I would like to express my profound gratitude to Educational Pathways International for their benevolence and supports in diverse ways to shaping me as a growing adult, but for EPI I would not have been able to come this far. Therefore, on behalf of my family and myself I say thank you to everyone or organization who through EPI has touched and impacted my life. I cannot but to say may God richly bless you.

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My name is Isaac Amponsah, a student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, pursuing a 6-year Doctor of Pharmacy programme. I am currently in my final year.

At the early stages of my junior high school education, I had a surge in my desire to pursue a career in health. My huge interest in chemistry as a subject in senior high school created in me a loving desire to pursue a career that combines health and chemistry, hence my choice of Doctor of Pharmacy. The prime reason for which I enjoy my programme is that upon graduation, it will give me the opportunity to be a member of the healthcare team, so as to put smiles on faces. Secondly, with chemistry being one of the backbones of the programme, I have enjoyed almost all my lectures from year one.

Upon graduation, I look forward to joining the few clinical Pharmacists in our country, where I can put into practice the knowledge gained throughout my study period towards providing optimal pharmaceutical care to patients at the hospital. At the same time, I would also want the community within which I live benefit from my practice, by being at the community Pharmacist where at the first point of contact, I can help provide adequate primary care to those living in my vicinity and beyond.

With my eyes currently fixed upon graduation and how I look forward to help my community and country, I am also at the same time compelled to do a quick but comprehensive retrospection of what has transpired in the past few years, and I am glad to say that, I would not have been able to come this far had it not been for Educational Pathways International (EPI), which God made them find me in the year 2016. Life was very hard for me, difficulty paying my tuition fees, difficulty paying accommodation, fees, difficulty feeding, and others. Literally, I feared I was going to drop out of school.

But from the mountaintop, Educational Pathways International (EPI) came to my rescue. EPI relieved me of my financial burdens, and rekindled my hope, just as all things were difficult before they became easier, life can also be easier for me. EPI made me believe that when I press on, one day I can also put smiles on the faces of people like me.

Apart from the financial support, EPI has also thought me great lessons that are indispensable in this world. I look at who, how and where I am today, and with a gladsome heart, all that I say is: “Thank you, Educational Pathways International! I am glad you are part of my story. Your immense support to me is very much appreciated. Thank you, EPI!”

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I am Isaac Amponsah, a third year Pharm D student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi, Ghana, West Africa.

All phases in my academic pursuit has been very difficult in terms of my finance as my parents are not in a good financial position to fund my education as well as that of my other four siblings. After staying at home for a year upon senior high school completion, I had no hope of being in the university but here I am at last, and since then, I have been struggling to make ends meet.

I had no idea how I was going to go through this 6-year programme of study in the midst of such financial difficulties. There came Educational Pathways International (EPI). I have been an EPI Scholar not long ago (since November, 2016), but within this short while, my family is relieved and I also enjoy a peaceful mind as I now need not worry about my academic and accommodation fees – all covered by EPI as well as other expenses.

Not only that, EPI is a wonderful family that promotes social integration among all scholars and also organizes workshops and other leadership seminars for us.

I am so fortunate and glad to be a scholar of EPI and I am so grateful to the Lafrance family. I am much convinced that EPI is the best of the few organizations trying to change our world into a better place.

Harrison B.

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I want to say a big thank you to EPI for the opportunity for me to go through tertiary education. Life hasn’t been easy for me and without the help received from this great organization I would not be in the university. My name is John Harrison Bediako a final year student of the University of Ghana offering Medical laboratory science. I was very happy and appreciative to learn that I was selected as recipient of the scholarship. The impact made in my life is so enormous and has brought me a lot of benefits and advantages that has transformed my life tremendously. I am now in my final year in the university thanks to EPI. My dream of becoming a medical doctor one day would have been shattered without the great help from this organization. Through the advice and teachings, I have received, I have been able to overcome my fears and now very confident to speak in public. I have learnt public speaking skills through the lessons our director gives to us. I have also started my own business and volunteered with many NGOs in Ghana to help the less privileged in society. I have also learnt how to design a plan for my life and become successful. I have also met a great family in EPI ho are also determined to achieve great things in life. The EPI scholarship program has helped me to interact with great men in Ghana due to the lessons learnt through our general meetings. I chose to read medical laboratory science because it is the bedrock of health care in the world and it is my passion to help save the lives of people in my country and the world at large. Medical lab science is a very great course that is very key in health care delivery. I would also want to further to become a medical doctor specialized in pathology. I would work for a while then continue my education in the medical school. I will also be doing volunteering work to help the needy and less privileged in society by providing basic health care and food items. My aim in life is to build more facilities such as schools, hospitals and very essential infrastructure in my community to help reduce the level of illiteracy and poverty in my community and country. I would like to take this opportunity to thank EPI for the great help and generosity shown to me. I am really grateful and thankful. Thank you.

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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.

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My name is Maxwell Nyadeva, a final year Chemical Engineering student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana. I was awarded Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship in October 2017. EPI is very competitive and it is one of the best scholarship organizations that every student wants to be enrolled on. EPI family is known for its interest in needy and brilliant students in the universities in the country. EPI is the only non-profiting organization that offers full scholarship to gifted students in my university and I am honored to be a beneficiary of this scholarship program.
I am the first out of eight children to be in the university due to financial constraints and inadequate funds to sponsor my elder siblings’education. Fortunately for me, EPI intervened in my situation. This has been one of my greatest blessings in life. My academic life has improved. Before my enrollment I was very unhappy and hardly participated in class. It was not that I couldn’t do so but my circumstance did not permit me. This had an effect on my academic performance. But since I was given this scholarship I actively participate in all classes and lectures and my performance has improved tremendously. I also have a laptop now to help me with my studies and also my research work. I now have the freeness of mind to study and also pursue my academic and career goals.
I met new friends in EPI family and this has improved my social life too. During EPI meetings, we are taken through a lot of topics that will prepare and shape our lives for the job market like how to write accurate Reports, Entrepreneurial skills just to mention just a few. Most importantly is how EPI has brought happiness into my life and family. I and my family is very grateful to EPI.
The versatility of my programme of study infirmed my decision for choosing it. A degree in Chemical Engineering is needed in almost all the firms and industries in Ghana, be it in Ghana Water Company Limited, Food and Drug Authority, Cocoa Processing Industries, Pharmaceutical industries, Cement processing industries, Polymer (plastic) production, Environmental pollution control agencies, Crude oil drilling and refining companies and many others. Also the demand for Chemical Engineers across the globe is high. Due to the issues of employment I decided to go for a profession that is not only theoretical but practical too. With the skills learnt in school I can set up a small scale firm right from my kitchen or backyard like soap production, yoghourt processing and other raw material transformation.
Upon graduation, it is my goal and aspiration to set up a small scale firm. As a Chemical Engineer, it is my responsibility that the environment in which we leave is safe from all kinds of pollution. In Ghana, plastic waste pollution is one of the major menaces in the country. This has resulted in one form of problem to the other. As a young person, upon graduation, it is my career goal to do more research in Plastic Pyrolysis and design plants to curb or reduce this menace. This will also provide employment for others.
My educational pursuits as at now would not be possible without the generous support from EPI. Thanks to the entire EPI team with the mission of recognizing, nurturing, and supporting gifted young people through scholarships and educational programs.

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My name is Maxwell Nyadeva, a second year Chemical Engineering student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). I was awarded Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship last year in October. EPI is very competitive and it is one of the best scholarship organization that every student wants to be enrolled on. This family is known for its interest in needy and brilliant students in the university. EPI is the only non-profiting organization that offers full scholarship to gifted students in my university and I am honored to be a beneficiary of this scholarship program.
I am the first out of eight siblings to be in the university due to financial constraints and inadequate funds to sponsor my elder siblings. Luckily for me, EPI intervened in my situation. This has been one of my greatest blessings in life. My academic life has improved. Before my enrollment I was very unhappy and hardly participated in class. It was not that I couldn’t do so but my circumstance did not permit me. This had an effect on my performance.
But now I actively participate in class and my performance has improved tremendously. I also have a laptop now to help me with my studies and also my research work. I now have the freeness of mind to study and also pursue my academic and career goals.
I met new friends in EPI family and this has improved my social life too. During EPI meetings, we are taken through a lot of topics that will prepare and shape our lives for the job market like how to write accurate reports, Entrepreneurial skills just to mention just a few. Most importantly is how EPI has brought happiness into my family. My family is very grateful to EPI.
My educational pursuits as at now would not be possible without the generous support from EPI. Thank you Mr. Leonard Lafrance and Mrs. Sara Lafrance and the EPI team with the mission of recognizing, nurturing, and supporting gifted young people through scholarships and educational programs.

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I am Akanpae Vincent, a final year student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ashanti region, Ghana. I’m offering BSc. Civil Engineering.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) as a scholarship body, has been so instrumental to my mental building during these four years education in the university. Despite taking care of my academic fees, accommodation fees and my upkeep each year, they organize general meetings where several topics are taught.
At first, I used to think a lot, sometimes buying of learning materials was so hard for me to do. I used to acquire learning materials from classmates to learn and many times will be disappointed. I missed a lot of lectures due to a health condition. I remember one of the semester I was in the house due to the condition and it affected my academics but the advices I received from my scholarship mentor, Madam Eunice that semester, boosted my confidence to still believe in myself. Apart from the monetary support that aided me very much, the words of encouragement from them helped me to get back to my class again. Apart from the academics, they have been pivotal to my life transformation, I used to be a reserved person, I don’t like speaking in public but after joining EPI, I mingled with my peers and can now express my ideas in public. With the compulsory internships we have been asked to observe, as part of the conditions attached to the scholarship, this has helped me equipped myself with the practical aspect of my field of studies.
The love for the environment has driven me to pursue this course, Civil Engineering in the above-mentioned school. The side of the country where I come from, faces a lot of problems such as collapsing of these mud houses and the climatic conditions. The most important issue that keeps me wild and wanting to help my community and the nation at large is the improper management of waste. As a vibrant youth, I have plans to help curtail this behavior among the people with the least of them being organizing seminars to educate them on the importance of proper disposing of domestic generated waste and day to day market waste generation disposal. Also help people know the importance of the existence of trees in our lives. A lot of people say that if the last tree dies then the last man dies. For this reason, I will encourage afforestation in my vicinity. To be able to achieve these and many things not highlighted here, I want to become a specialist in Environmental Engineering and still have knowledge relating to Structural Engineering which are both branches of Civil Engineering.
Actualizing my dreams is not just easy but with EPI on my side and supporting me in diverse ways, I am slowly advancing myself to becoming the better version of myself and to impact positively my community and the nation at large. I will soon receive my first degree which will serve as a stepping stone to achieving more academic success to enrich myself mentally.
I’m so grateful to EPI for the unceasing smiles they have put on my face and on the faces of my entire family. May the good Lord continually bless the EPI and make it stand firm. I will forever be grateful to you and would put more effort and by God’s grace, I will make you and my family proud. Once again, thank you for your generosity.

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Esther Makafui Adrah is my name. I am currently a first year Medical student at the University of Ghana, Legon. I became a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International scholarship in October, 2019.

In just five months, I’ve been tremendously impacted. A meeting for all beneficiaries is organised once every month in school where matters relating to academics, social life and ensuring an effective balance of both is discussed.
During these meetings, I met fellow Medical students in the higher levels of education who have been of massive help and support to me. They shared study materials and gave me very helpful tips and guidelines for success in the medical field. In other sessions, I had the chance to upgrade my writing skills in forms like writing business letters, circular letters, employment letters and official letters. We also had the privilege of learning how to appreciate fellow people, the elderly and persons in high positions in the most appropriate manner.

My aspiration in life is to become a great Paediatrician. Growing up in the slums of Nungua in Accra, Ghana, I realised how basically health and access to health facilities was undervalued, this birthed the desire to become a Medical Practitioner. People in these areas are highly liable to fall ill as the environment is full of filth and very little care is taken to ensure cleanliness. Most children fall sick and get deformities or worse die because of insufficient funds for treatment.

As a result of certain financial constraints, I was delayed for 2 years after completion of senior high school but graciously and with the help of the Educational Pathways International scholarship program, I am living my dream.

Children, teenagers and the aged in our rural areas with no one to care for them are often left to whatever fate awaits them. It is my dream also to build a shelter for such people and provide them with vocational skills to help them earn a living and in turn support others too. I hope to also reach out to other brilliant yet needy children as I have been helped, to help them realise their dreams in life.

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Richmond Adu-Amponsah is my name. A second year BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi- Ghana and a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship.

When I thought all was lost, Educational Pathways International (EPI) stepped in and intervened in my situation. It was hard but it is soft now. A very great financial burden was completely taken off my father’s shoulders. For the first time in my life, I had some people who did not only completely took over my father’s financial obligations but also represented him in his duties as a parent in school.

EPI does not only support me financially, but has improved all facets of my life. Through EPI, I have met a lot of new people that have helped improved my social skills. I have had the opportunity of being guided as to how to achieve my aspirations. EPI family has not only been about financially assisting students but I can confidently boast of the periodic seminars and meetings organized to develop us into individuals who will be fit for today’s world. Seminars I have enjoyed included those with interesting topics like, Report Writing, CV Writing, How to sit for an Interview, Goal Setting, Public Speaking among others. These have indeed helped me to be a better person more fit for any task.

My life and education has been easier to pursue with many positive impacts since I became an Educational Pathways International (EPI) beneficiary. Long live EPI.

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My name is Esther Owusu, a final year student offering Food Process Engineering at the University of Ghana (Legon). I applied for Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and got awarded on the 25th of October, 2017 with the help of God. This award has made tremendous change as well as been a blessing to my life and family.

Educational Pathways International (EPI) has over the years impacted all spheres of my life. It has groomed and shaped me to be a resourceful individual. With the help of EPI, I have been honoured twice by the Dean of Engineering School and this has really made my set goal become a reality. The scholarship is a full package that aids me not just financially but all aspects of my life.

This scholarship has not just brought peace to my life and studies but also my family’s as well. It has brought hope that my family will have a female graduate who is an Engineer. It has really lifted some burdens off my parents’ shoulders. Since I received this scholarship, the EPI family has general meetings/seminars which helps shape other aspects of my life. With the lessons from Auntie Eunice with whom I’m so grateful. I got exposed to topics such as Thinking as an activity needed to propel me in making good decisions, Entrepreneurship, Time Management, Writing of Internship Reports, Curriculum Vitae (CV) writing among others. I must say, these topics have been of great help.

Again, I got acquainted with other beneficiaries of EPI family offering different programmes. And through this family, I get help with studies and more knowledge about other areas of importance. Another thing is that there is always a souvenir to take home during our Annual Students Luncheon and it always reminds me of my EPI family. It brings some awakening that you have to work hard during every semester since there is a grade point to meet. I must say, EPI brings more joy in my studies since there is an acknowledgement of my diligence.

I chose Food Process Engineering because of my love for Mathematics and also help solve problems by designing machinery with the help of calculations that would process foods well to make it more shelf stable and healthy for human consumption. After school, I would further my education in Chemical Engineering to widen my scope, since Food Processing Engineering is one of its branches.
I intend after studies to aid in the designing of machinery that can be made to process foods since most foods in Ghana are not processed on a commercial scale. And also, there are limited companies in Ghana that process foods which however becomes a bit of a challenge. The country sometimes imports foods which affects the economy since costs of these imported food become high. I also, intend to help young people of my community to know the significance of education so one day they can also have the same exposure as I have had.
I would like to use this platform to express my heartfelt gratitude to EPI family for their continuous vigilance and making me better person. Making me a resourceful person for EPI, myself, my family and my nation at large.

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Regina Esi Kate Appartaim is my name, a first year student reading BSc. Midwifery at the University of Ghana.

Even though I happened to have a good results after my final high school examination, my mother was facing financial challenges. Since she was single handedly taking care of us, I had to work after high school in order to save some money to support my mother to pay for my fees if I was to gain admission. Having gained admission, life on campus was very difficult for me. I was not able to afford recommended reading materials and studying equipment because the up keeping money given to me was very little and I had to manage it to lessen the burden my mother was facing. I was feeling very sad of my family's situation and sometimes had thoughts of dropping out of school if things didn’t get better. Because things were worst at home than it was for me whenever I called. All these was before I joined Educational Pathways International (EPI). I joined Educational Pathways International in October, 2019.

My family and I now have a reason to smile again because of Educational Pathways International's intervention, our financial burden has reduced. EPI has given me a scholarship which covers my tuition and residential fees, books and even an additional money to cater for myself. This has made my stay on campus comfortable. My mother has also been relieved since EPI is catering for all my educational needs which was a challenge for her. EPI has given me more reason to press harder in my academic work and pursue my aim in future.

EPI also introduced me to a campus family. During our meeting we have training session where we are taught things that would help us outside the class. Our training sessions has taught me a lot of things that will help me with my life in school and outside of school. This has helped me to improve in my academic as I am now able to use my time effectively.

When I graduate I hope to work as a Professional Midwife in one of the hospitals in Ghana and build a small clinic in my community where people, especially pregnant women can assess healthcare. As I have benefited from EPI, I will also want to give back to my community by helping the needy students in my community with their educational needs. I hope and believe in doing that I will help challenge families and I will also put smiles on faces of families as EPI did for me and my family.

I really appreciate the generous support Educational Pathways International has given me. They gave me more reasons to smile and hope again. I want to say God Richly Bless You.

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I am Samuel Akpabli, a third year BSc. Medical Laboratory Science student in the University of Ghana, Legon. Educational Pathways International has impacted me in tremendous ways by awarding me a comprehensive scholarship. The kindness to me, is one of the most important gestures in my life currently and beyond. Whilst many other students battle with the payment of their academic and accommodation fees and even money for stipend, I am blessed beyond measure to receive the benefit from Educational Pathways International.
That notwithstanding, Educational Pathways International does not only take care of our financial needs of our education, but rather continues to organise training sessions on topics that are not taught in classroom. Examples of some of the topics that have benefitted me personally, are financial management, skills development and professional development. This and many other topics discussed makes my life whole, coupled with what I study in the classroom. This indeed shows EPI’s commitment and dedication to help brilliant and needy students in the universities in Ghana.
I chose to read Medical Laboratory Science because of my passion to contribute to the health sector of my country and the world through evidence based medical practise. And thus, Medical Laboratory Science encompasses the various branches of medical practices and at the centre of evidence based medical practice. I am more than determined to pursue higher learning, which will be more geared into virology and its practice.
I have an increasing appetite for writing and besides my professional clamour, I would like to be one of the best Authors in the world with the ever-increasing love for reading. I would like to contribute to my community by supporting the needy ones with their educational challenges just as the Educational Pathways International is doing for me and others. As a Writer and an avid reader, I will champion the cause of reading among underprivileged communities with my writings and will empower more of these young ones to also witness the limelight out of the huddles of their communities and together we would break the gap between the privileged and the underprivileged.
I thank Educational Pathways International every day for the generosity shown to me and still continues to portray even in these hard times. I will never forget their kindness and support as I chart a path to a brighter future with more confidence, Thank you.

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I am Samuel Akpabli from the University of Ghana (Legon) in the Greater Accra region of Ghana, offering BSc. Medical Laboratory Science and currently in the second year.

Educational Pathways International (EPI) has made a significant impart in my life not only in the areas of academics but in areas relating to personal life as a whole. It has given me the tools needed to excel in this highly competitive world where not only academic excellence is the yardstick to great future success. The numerous seminars and information sections organise monthly basis in each semester has expose the need to channel my time, energy and resources to expertise development.

I am passionate about science and that is why I chose to offer Medical Laboratory Science because in the world with increasing diseases and the increase rate of cancer, I am confident that offering this programme will give me the necessary competence and develop my intellectual capabilities to tackle these diseases through research.

First degree cannot help me achieve my intended purpose of imparting greatly after school and so I would like to go for higher learning programmes that will give me more exposure and intellects and to meet new people for future collaboration on research programmes.
Furthermore, with the quantum of knowledge and expertise I have gotten and continue to benefit from, I think I will be highly resourced enough to make great impart in my community and Ghana as a whole as the next cancer research scientist with numerous breakthroughs.

In a nutshell, I would like to thank Educational Pathways International for the opportunity given to me through their scholarship support. Indeed, it has made me a better person and subject to that, I would never forget about the generosity shown to me. So help me God.

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My name is Desmond Bantee, a first year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana, studying BSc. Land Economy. After successfully completing the senior high school, living in a deprived village in the upper west region of Ghana, my passion was to be a legal practitioner, specialized in land and estate development to represent my clients at the court of law when their rights are being infringed upon regarding the use and ownership of landed property and estate development. However, my chances of succeeding became slim due to the poor financial status of my family. Considering my poor financial background, I thought my dream will never become a reality.
Thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI) as things became better and I could then foresee my ambition coming to a reality after I was awarded a scholarship in October 2019, after gaining admission to study BSc. Land Economy at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). My family and I have nothing to worry about anymore as my school fees, accommodation and books are all covered as well as stipdend under this scholarship program. I now have the free of mind to concentrate on my academic work and other extra- curricular activities to make EPI proud.
Aside academic excellence that beneficiaries of Educational Pathways International receive it also impacts beneficiaries positively on other areas of their lives to make the wholesome graduates who impacts their communities and their nation Ghana positively. We attend monthly meetings every semester to be trained on the various aspects of humanity that yield numerous benefits to society. Among the various areas of endeavor are CV preparation, effective public speaking, time management, proper planning and how to prepare for interviews (these are the few that I have benefited). During our lively meetings, topics are thoroughly discussed in an interactive way to the understanding of everyone and we are encouraged to exhibit all that we have learnt for others to emulate. Indeed, EPI has transformed the lives of many. This offers beneficiaries the skills to partake and succeed in diverse aspects of human endeavors. I can proudly say without an iota of doubt that I have developed confidence in public speaking, proper time management, team work and how to prepare an accurate Curriculum Vitae ( CV ) for my own benefit, God bless EPI.
It is my fervent prayer that the Almighty God repays the founders, donors and sponsors of our great family (EPI) a hundred fold in this life and a thousand fold in the hereafter. May God continue to bless them and watch over them to keep on supporting and positively impacting on the lives of brilliant and needy students across our country Ghana and also beyond Ghana to realize their full potential against abject poverty which would otherwise have hindered our laudable aspirations. I will forever be grateful to EPI not only for the financial support but also for the sense of belonging, love, care and encouragement they offer me. Long live KNUST, Long live Ghana, Long live Educational Pathways International and all those who seek to preserve it for posterity. Thank you.

gideon_kwaku

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I was facing some challenges in my educational life but never gave up hard work. Finally, in my tertiary education, I applied for the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and was fortunate to be selected after a couple of interviews. EPI has transformed my life massively in many ways since I received the award.

Firstly, EPI pays my school fees in full, aside that, pays for my accommodation on campus, feeding and needful study materials as well. To me, nothing can make the educational life of a student better than this. I am really grateful to EPI for this great support.
Furthermore, EPI is not just a scholarship scheme but a family who cares about its beneficiaries. EPI organizes seminars that teaches us needful lessons that are outside our classroom work. It further has a social platform created for us where we engage in interactive educative talks and discussions. EPI also requires us to do internships which is a great benefit to our own career and also contributes to society.

Added to that, I chose to study Actuarial Science because of my love for the study of Mathematics and its applications to solve complex problems in the field of Statistics, Computer Science and many more.

Also, I intend to partake in some form of community service or volunteering after school as a form of appreciation to EPI and to my country Ghana.

Finally, with all these supports from EPI, I am working hard towards my future goals to become one of the world class professional Actuaries. I strongly believe that with hard work, determination, never giving up spirit, with God on my side and having EPI as a family who supports me educationally, I am on the winning side.
Thank You.

Gideon K. Anagli.
Third Year,
Actuarial Science.
University of Ghana (Legon).

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We would all agree that for us to succeed or reach our goals in life, we need support in one way or the other. I was facing some challenges in my educational life but continued to work hard. Finally, in my tertiary education, I applied for the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship and I was fortunate to be selected after a couple of interviews. EPI has transformed my life massively in many ways since I received the award.
Firstly, EPI paid my school fees, aside that paid for my accommodation on campus, feeding and needed school materials as well. To me, nothing can make the educational life of a student better than this. I am really grateful to EPI for this gargantuan support.
Furthermore, EPI is not just a scholarship donor but a family who cares about its beneficiaries by bringing us together on social media platforms and shares essential ideas with us and aside that, organize seminars and programmes that teaches us very important things that are outside our classroom work such as, C.V writing, Report writing, Public Speaking, and many more. EPI also requires us to do internships which is a great benefit to our own career and also contributes to society.
Finally, with all these supports from EPI, I am working very hard towards my future goals to become one of the world class professional actuaries. I strongly believe that with hard work, determination, never giving up spirit, with God on my side and having EPI as a family who supports me educationally, I am on the winning side.
Thank You.

Gideon Anagli
First Year
Actuarial Science
University of Ghana

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My name is Vanessa Agyei-Essiful, a final year student of University of Ghana in Ghana reading BA Economics and Statistics. I have been a proud beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) for the past four years now.

I am very privileged to be part of Educational Pathways International because EPI helped my dream of acquiring tertiary education easier and achievable. Life in the university would have been very tough for me without the scholarship from EPI because I am from a broken home of five which includes my three younger siblings, my mom and myself. My mom is a single parent taking care of my three siblings and I with the meagre income she makes from her petty trading. EPI relieved my mom of her burden by sponsoring me throughout my four years of study in the university.

EPI also helped in grooming me into a competent student for both the working field and personal life through our monthly meetings where we are taught a lot of educative topics such as CV writing, cover letter writing, memo writing, how to make presentations and many more. EPI taught me how to relate, interact and also communicate with people.

I chose to study BA Economics and Statistics because I like analyzing data on how to manage scarce resources for outmost satisfaction. Also, it is my dream to become the Governor of the Bank of Ghana in the next ten years. It is my dream to come out with a Foundation that will help provide quality education for teenage girls in my community and also organize forums to educate the young girls on adolescent reproductive health to help reduce the rate of teenage pregnancy in my community drastically.

I am forever grateful to Educational Pathways International for the life changing opportunity and I promise to make them proud. God bless EPI to impacts many more gifted and needy students.

Long live EPI to continue its good works in making the world a better place.

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My name is Vanessa Agyei-Essiful.I come from a broken home where I live with my mum and three younger siblings . My mum is a petty trader who is solely responsible for catering for my siblings and I with the meagre money she makes from her trade with no support from my father.I am a first year student of the University of Ghana,Legon studying Bachelor of Arts in Economics , Mathematics and statistics .I am a proud beneficiary of Educational Pathways international . EPI has provided me with all the things I need as a student and this has therefore made learning easier for me and has also reduced the burden on my poor mum.By kind courtesy of EPI,my mum has been able to pay off the loan she subscribed to pay my school fees ,hostel fees and buy me other things I needed when I was initially coming to school.I am indeed grateful for this wonderful opportunity and all I want to say is a big thank you to the President of EPI,Mrs Sara Lafrance and Mr Leonard Lafrance for putting such a beautiful smile on my face.May God richly bless them.

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I am Enyonam Mansah Gasu. A third year Medical student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
The Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship has helped my education tremendously. The scholarship has given me hope of achieving my dreams. My life is being shaped in the right direction. Thus, I'm motivated to study hard to realize my dream of becoming an Ophthalmologist.
The Educational Pathways International Scholarship has not only been of help in financing my education but is also grooming me into a responsible citizen - one that would make good use of every opportunity to impact society. The opportunity of meeting other beneficiaries of the scholarship continually encourages me to go out of my comfort zone to be the best. Not leaving out my lessons during our meetings where I learnt topics like time management, leadership, qualities employers look out for as well as CV writing. This has broadened my scope of knowledge and improved on my skills and character.
I have a dream of becoming an Ophthalmologist - one who will save the lives of people in my community and Ghana as a whole. This dream was triggered by an Ophthalmologist I met during one of my usual visits to the eye care center in the Volta Regional Hospital in Ghana. I realized the woeful inadequacy of Specialists in that department. Most of the patients were often referred to Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital in Accra or one of the private hospitals in Accra. I then made up my mind to study hard to qualify for Medical school. I am now a medical student and I will continue to pursue this dream and help my people.
As I have gotten the opportunity to be part of this great EPI family, I know this dream is not far from being achieved. The grooming and motivation offered by EPI shall spur me on to achieve this dream.
Thanks EPI. ..Great job!

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I am Priscilla Edem Domie, a first year student of the University of Ghana, Legon offering Biomedical Engineering.

Being a privileged beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI), not only have I been supported financially but also, I have been educated outside my normal classroom through seminars held by EPI.

Life before EPI had not been so easy on my family and I. With huge amounts of loans procured by my parents to support my siblings’ education, there was no means to continue support my education to the university level as those loans have not been paid off. Thanks to EPI, my university’s financial burden has been lifted off my parents and I have also been able to focus on my studies as I have no reason to worry about how my fees would be paid, acquire books, and other educational needs as well as stipend taken care off.

Through the seminars, I have been groomed on work ethics and the need to be patriotic. I chose Biomedical Engineering because I want to contribute to new and improved ways of solving medical problems, learn how to use and operate the machines that aid to improve lives of people like the x Ray's , pacemakers and ultrasounds. At the end of my studies, I should have acquired all these and many more to be able to give a helping hand in our medical sectors. I would use this acquired knowledge in the best interest of my country, Ghana by working in the hospitals in Ghana.

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My name is Theresa I. S. Banyeh, a second year student of the University for Development Studies in the northern region of Ghana offering Doctor of Pharmacy. The value of education is something that I understood at a very young age. My father was educated but death took him very early. My mother had a partial opportunity to attend a vocational school and is currently a cleaner at a Polytechnic. My mother made a commitment early in my life to do everything within her power to instill in me a love for formal education, learning and understanding of the importance of hard work and dedication.
Because of her love and sacrifice over the years, I have been able to devote the time and energy necessary to attain academic accomplishment even though money has always been a problem.

After my Senior High School education, I wondered how my university education was going to be funded by my mother. God being so good, I was awarded a full scholarship on Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship Scheme. I remain grateful to Educational Pathways International (EPI) for the support it has given me. It makes me feel that I am not alone on the journey of accomplishing my educational goals.
EPI has actually transformed my life and that of my family’s life from grass to grace.

Because of EPI’s financial support of my university education things have changed for the better. I do not think of how to pay my fees, accommodation, books and I do not think of how and what to eat before and after lectures and the financial burden on my mother has drastically reduced.

I am highly grateful to the sponsors of Educational Pathways International (EPI), for their enormous support by transforming my life and that of my family and for helping me to realize what has been a long term dream of my life.

Gideon Frederick O.

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I am Frederick Owusu Gideon, a second year BSc. Medical Laboratory Science student in the University of Ghana, Legon (Accra).

As an Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship recipient, I am so thankful for the generous people who help make dreams happen for people like me. Their gifts are truly an investment in our futures. Like few other people, I am the first in my family to attend high school and University. It took one Mathematics teacher of mine who paid for my WASSCE registration fee before I could earn a successful graduation from high school. The cost of attending the university kept daunting on me and for two years I was not able to attend the university.

As the eldest child of my parents, the guilt of taking time and money away from my financially struggling family to pursue education is very real. The demands on resources for a single-income family of six are seemingly endless. Receiving the EPI scholarship has literally paved the way for me to finally be able to better myself, pursue my education that I am proud and help support my family. Having this scholarship has pushed me and given me the motivation to work even harder to excel at school.

At a young age, I didn't understand why humans died. Because of my limited knowledge and experiences, I presumed human's death to be a sleeping sickness. However, as I witnessed my best friend deteriorate to death in primary school, I realize that death was real. As I grew up, I realized that each one of us will pass away at some point in our lives as humans. I then expanded my knowledge beyond the academic setting, by starting and engaging in a research campaign to find the possible causes of death of humans. Of the information I gathered, Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) was the leading cause of most deaths in the world. Helping the humanity to reduce the risk factors for this deadly disease has been my vision and that is why I chose to study Medical Laboratory Sciences because not only would I want to offer disease sensitization programs to humanity but also diagnose them when there is a need.
In order to share my EPI’s benefits to other people other than my family. I have established a foundation where I and other health scientist students volunteer on our mission of helping the good health and well-being of people.

EPI also has an amazing ‘life after school’ programs. These training programs go the extra mile to help students succeed. Some of these programs include entrepreneurship, skills corporate organisations look out for, public speaking, becoming who you want to be and many more. The EPI staff member I have come in contact with has been more than willing to help me in a way that I might need it. Having a scholarship like EPI right here in Ghana is a huge blessing!

I am beyond grateful for the donors of EPI who make these opportunities possible for me and other students. Their generosity has given me an opportunity in my life that I thought had passed me by, turning a dream into a reality. Having the financial burden of education lifted from my shoulders and that of my family’s has given me the freedom to focus on what is important.

I want to thank the donors and benefactors of Educational Pathways International for the impact that their gifts have on the lives of many students in Ghana.
Thank you.

Confidence Antwi B.

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Confidence Antwi Boasiako is my name. I am a third year Computer Engineering student of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) and a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship since 2017.

My being part of the Educational Pathways International program has been a great privilege. I hail from a family that is singly supported by my mother who is a petty trader, her income is not enough to cater for my education. I stayed home for a year before coming to the university. Since I become a recipient of the EPI’s scholarship, things have greatly improved in my education. The full scholarship that I have been receiving has given me the peace of mind to focus mainly on my studies and my career aspirations.

With EPI I will be able to pursue my career goals which are; to work as a professional and certified computer engineer, finding a stable job, work in my own IT business startup that will enable me use my skills effectively, to become an expert in the field of computer science and engineering, this will give me the opportunity of developing more ideas that could provide solutions to problems we face in the IT field, to network more on a professional level through the
work I will be doing to connect with other experts in sharing ideas, policies and also work as a team to achieve common goals and to bring to bear the potentials I have to people and organizations.

I am forever indebted to EPI. Educational Pathways International I Am Grateful!!

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Confidence Antwi is my name. I am a second year Computer Engineering student at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). My life has been positively impacted since I become part of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship program in 2017. I hail from a family that is singly supported by my mother who is a petty trader, her income is nothing to talk about. Due to financial restraints my elder sister could not further her studies so that our mother could send me to Senior High School. I stayed home for a year before coming to the university. Since I became a recipient of EPI scholarship my whole life and that of my family has gotten a tremendous turn around. The financial assistance I received helped me to settle all my university needs since it’s a full. I now have the peace of mind to focus mainly on my studies and my career aspirations. My mother and my sister are also relieved of the burden of getting money to pay my university’s fees which is too high for them to bear.

The scholarship scheme has been the caretaker of all my university expenses including paying my academic and residential fees, money for my upkeep and other miscellaneous expenses. The EPI scholarship has also provided me the opportunity of going through regular mentorship programs in career development, achieving academic excellence and entrepreneurial skills.

With EPI I will be able to pursue career goals which are; to work as a professional and certified computer engineer, finding a stable job, work in my own IT business startup that will enable me use my skills effectively, to become an expert in the field of computer science and engineering in fututre, this will give me the opportunity of developing more ideas that could provide solutions to problems we face in the IT field.

I am forever indebted to EPI, and I encourage them to keep up with the great work they are doing, and God bless them bountifully.

Educational Pathways International Ayekoo!!

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My name is Christiana Ameyaw. I am a second year student offering BSc. Midwifery at the University for Development Studies, Ghana. Educational Pathways International (EPI) is a non-profitable organisation which provides scholarship to brilliant and needy students, have impacted my life positively and made me comfortable as a student ever since I joined it.

Financial difficulties have been one of the major predicament my family has been facing ever since I was young. My mother is a food vendor at a primary school in my village. My father died when I was five years old. Financial barrier has haunted my family to an extent we could not afford to hire a single room for a family of seven people. We lived in someone’s uncompleted building which had no windows nor light. Due the financial crisis, my elder sisters ended up in teenage pregnancy. Two years after I completed Senior High School, a good samaritan came to my rescue and I entered the university. Unfortunately, he could not help me the following year. My mother spent her little savings on my transport and feeding. I was in deep sorrow and unhappy which affected my academics until EPI came out of the blues and wiped away all my tears. My family can now boast of two hired single rooms in my village since all the burdens on my mother was eliminated when I got EPI scholarship. I can now concentrate on my studies as well.

Also, talking about the benefits of EPI, the leadership programs, education and mentorship has impacted my life positively in my social and academic life. Educational programs such as report writing, how to speak in public and CV writings helped me in many ways. I make presentations in my class and am currently the general secretary for my hostel and church at the University for Development Studies.

One thing I have realized all my life is that the most important role of mankind is to live for the success of one another which can be attained by impeccable sound health. I chose to offer Midwifery because it has been my passion to save lives. Midwives work in all healthcare settings in a variety of way, providing women and their families with choices and continuity of care.

Upon a successful graduation, I shall set up a healthcare committee to provide education to the people of my community and the country at large, especially younger girls who are ignorant of the positive outcomes of education and may be prone to teenage pregnancy to come to the realization of the benefits of education than just giving up to indulge themselves in unhealthy lifestyle. I shall also contribute to the management of the immense risk of child birth in Africa continent, especially Ghana. I have devout my life to become an expert, possibly a Doctor of Midwifery practice to unravel the determinants of mortality rate in maternal and child birth.

With God Almighty, and by the help of EPI, I believe this is all possible. All thanks to EPI. It is my prayer that God grant all their heart desires and continue to bless the entire organisation.
Am grateful.

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My name is Sarah Afari-Baidoo. I am a 3rd year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Ghana.

I was awarded this scholarship in October 2019 and it has truly been remarkable since then. The Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship has not only helped me financially to continue my education but also through the regular meetings with the Director of EPI. In the short time that I have been able to better my public speaking skills, my CV writing ability, I have also learnt how to prepare and present myself for an interview aside all these great qualities I have equipped myself with. I have learnt how to interact with people and also share ideas.

I chose to offer Pharmacy because of my desire to help the human race. A Pharmacist does not only sell drugs in a shop but also manufactures them and work collaboratively with other health professionals to ensure that adequate and good health care service is rendered to every patient and that is the person I would want to be.

After school I would like to work in the hospital as I believe it’s the best avenue to interact with more patients and also in an industry to produce more drugs. In my community I would set up a Pharmacy in order to cater for the health needs of the people and also use that as an avenue to help educate them on their health needs, this is one of my long term goals.

Finally, I would want to use this opportunity to thank the entire EPI team for their dedication towards our development as beneficiaries of this scholarship scheme.

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My name is Patrick Atule Ayibire, a second year Doctor of Pharmacy student of University for Development Studies (UDS). Ever since I became an Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship beneficiary, my life and that of my family had turned round for good. EPI had brought hope and joy to me and my family by lifting the financial burden off our shoulders. EPI has encouraged me to study hard and instill confidence and time consciousness in me since I joined the EPI family. Before I joined the EPI family, I was depressed and worried about my education since my family was not financially stable. This affected my self-confidence and most especially my academics. But that is a thing of the past now.
My colleagues and I embarked on “Safe and Effective use of medication” campaign where we patrolled the town of Tamale and some surrounding villages educating the people on the danger of self-medication and the negative effects of not complying to health workers directives of medicine intake. We encouraged them to abide by what the doctors tell them when they go to the hospital and take the full dose of their medication even when the feel like they getting well.
Again, my colleagues and I embarked on “Contraceptive campaign” campaign where we educated people on the various methods that are available to prevent pregnancy and STIs (sexually transmitted infections), their benefits and side effects and also advised them to opt for the one that best suit them. This campaign was necessary because in Tamale, teenage pregnancy is on the increase.
I wish to extend the various drug and health related campaigns to the Upper Regions since the problems of drug compliance and teenage pregnancy are also very big challenge in these parts of the country.
Also, the financial support I received from EPI helped me to support my brother who was an inmate at the Yendi Prison in the northern region catering for his foods and medication since he was sick whiles in prison. EPI has also helped me cater for my mother who was admitted in the Bolgatanga Regional Hospital in January 2020 for one month.
Also, I look forward to graduating with a First Class Division so I could further my education on Pharmaceutics and Pharmacology. Ghana is blessed with various medicinal plants such as neem tree, yellow oleander and others whose leaves, root and bark of various trees which are used for the treatment of various diseases and sicknesses locally. With the knowledge and skills from the Pharmacy School, I would extract the medicinal component from these substances and synthesize drugs from them with little or no side effect at affordable prices. This would go a long way to improve healthcare delivery nationwide and also make drugs affordable to the ordinary Ghanaian.
I would like to express my greatest gratitude to Educational Pathways International for assisting me achieved my academic dreams and ambitions and for enabling me to cater for my family financially. I say God continue to bless the EPI scholarship programme.
Thank you.

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My name is Rayina Barkumu Yakubu a second year student of the University for Development Studies, Ghana and a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) studying Medicine.

Becoming an EPI beneficiary in the year 2018 was one the best things that happened to me in my life. EPI ensures me that as long as I continue to produce good grades and work hard, I will continue to enjoy the full scholarship that has been awarded to me for the six years duration of my programme. Coming from a financially weak background this was a huge relief and blessing to both me and my family. Since I was offered this wonderful opportunity, I no longer have to worry about working outside school to help my family pay for my education. I study in comfort and this has helped me be a better student.

EPI is not just a scholarship program but a family that provides a sense of security, moral and educational support. Extra-curriculum activities are taught to us the beneficiaries to make us better students and help us in the future.

Medicine has always been an area of interest to me since I was a little girl. My passion for medicine is derived from the fact that I like to help people in every little possible way I can and what better way to do so than to help save the lives of people. I admire Doctors for their hardworking nature, courage and dedication to help the citizens of their nation. Sound minds and physically fit bodies are needed for productivity in every nation. What better way to help make this possible than to be able to medically advise, diagnose and treat people who need medical assistance.

After graduation, I would like to further as a Pediatrician to help the sick and deprived children in the rural parts of my country. I like to assist in every way that I can and will join organizations that are aimed at children’s health and welfare like the Pediatric Society of Ghana. I will also be a very active member of the EPI Alumni and help in cash or kind or anyway possible to help to support the organization and hence needy students like me in the country.

Words are not enough to express my gratitude to EPI for this once in a life time wonderful opportunity that I have been given. I promise to work hard to make myself a better individual and student for my family, community and for myself and the nation at large. God bless you all. Thank you.

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I am Kwofie Gideon, a first year BSc. Electrical/Electronic Engineering student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), Kumasi-Ghana. I am nineteen years.

Life was quite tough when the joy I had upon gaining admission to the university was short-lived. “What money am I going to use for my school fees”? The whole world became a tunnel in the midnight of a solar eclipse for me, but in the midst of this came from within a sequel to this dreadful and dream shattering tunnel; a light of joy threw into my path by Educational Pathways International (EPI). I didn’t know how to control my joy when such a miracle happened.

At the onset of this financial constraints faced by my parents, I thought my vision of becoming a professional Electrical and Electronic Engineer and the world’s popular inventor (the underlining reason for my choice of program of study) has come to an abrupt end. Thanks be to God and Educational Pathways International that this great vision of mine didn’t fade into thin air.

All my visions and ambitions in life have revived. I can now mold my life to suit my ambitions. I now have the desire to learn and my academic performance has improved in the sense that I don’t have to think about financial difficulties again.

The numerous lives benefiting topics EPI secretariat has taken us through alone is amazing. I have really learned much from the meetings they organized for us.

Now that my dreams are coming into reality, I have thought of means to also impact the lives of others who are also in need. I deem it a great pleasure to be supporting my community on the basis of helping other children who are climbing the academic ladder by offering a free class for those who would be of need. I also plan of organizing a seminar on principles of academic excellence in my local church for people to realize the need to excel academically.

With my current program of study, I also want to work hard and bring out many forms of producing cheap, reliable and pollution free electrical energy. Ghana, my country has a lot of raw materials and it is my plan that I help build sophisticated machines to help the processing of our raw materials.

I really appreciate Educational Pathways International for the light they have shown me. My visions and dreams would have always been in the dreamland but today, because of the sponsorship of EPI, they are coming into reality. May the Almighty God bless you, multiply your income and enlarge your territory.

ASAMOAH FREDERICK

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My name is Frederick Wih Asamoah, a second year Medical student at the University for Development studies, Ghana, West Africa.After experiencing a painful demise of my beloved grandmother as a child as a result of inadequacy of health personnel to attend to her in time, I told myself even as a child, that, I will become a Medical Doctor in order to save others andprevent the occurrences of such circumstances in my country. As I was growingup I found out that one of the contributing factors to the inadequacy of health personnel in my country is a results of health personnel’s moving out of their country to the develop country to seek for greener pastures after they receive their training leaving their own to suffer.With this in mind, I told myself that I would not just be a health personnel but I will strive to go on top of my carrier to be able to occupy certain sensitive position where I can make decision to check some of these thing in order to benefit my country Ghana.However, upon all these dreams my family was financially handicapped. Life became that bad, that after first year in the University I nearly dropped out. However, just when I thought it was over, God miraculously brought to me the most wonderful family I have ever met, The Educational Pathways International (EPI).After listening to my story, my background, accessing my academics and my vision during a competitive interview sessions, they believed in me and the future that awaits me, I was awarded a full scholarship package covering: my fees, hostel accommodation, books and stipends .By God’s grace, I now have food to eat, room to rest, books to read, a peace of mind and above all have relieved my family of a heavy burden.In terms of mentorship, EPI has given us many mentorship programs from the time I joined this wonderful family. I have learnt a lot about the world outside; entrepreneurship, career guidance, financial management, helping the needy, life as a student, and others. One major reason why my beloved country Ghana and Africa is under developed to some extent is ignorance. Because of this, I have purposed in my heart that after graduation my profession will not limit me.
However, with or without support I will go out to most of our rural areas to educate the people especially the youth about the purpose of education, career guidance, the importance of girl-child education, and educate people on health related issues such as good personal hygiene and others. This I believe will keepthem abreast with personal hygiene to some extent and this will positively contribute to the growth and development that we all expect as a country.I thank EPI for completely changing my life and giving me hope, to my family and to my country at large. I pray that God blesses EPI more financially in orderto keep on with their good works and bring hope to the hopeless. LONG LIVE EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS INTERNATIONAL

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Educational Pathway International (EPI) is a non-profit Organization, which recognizes, supports and empowers young people who are brilliant and needy through a comprehensive scholarship program for university students. This Organization helps young people to achieve their educational and career goals.

I am Grace Bichenlib, a third year Medical student of University for Development Studies (UDS), Ghana. I was fortunate to get this wonderful scholarship from EPI and since then, my life has never been the same. I gained admission into the University for Development Studies in August 2017. This was very good news to me and my family but the sad of it was that, we were financially handicapped. But thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI), which came my way and put a smile on my face and that of my family’s. Because of EPI, I have nothing financially to worry about except to focus on my studies and this has really helped me to improve academically and to explore more in my field of studies

I have loved science since my basic education especially the human aspect of science. I loved to study the systems and every part of human body, because of this, I told myself I was going to do something pertaining to health. I got to know that before I could know much about the human body, then I would have to be a Doctor. This was the time I started learning hard in order to acquire the grade that would send me to a medical school.

Finding myself in the medical school is an opportunity for me to explore more about the human body and become one of the best Medical Doctors in the world. Without EPI, my dreams wouldn’t have been a reality. Thanks to EPI who made this possible for me. EPI has provided me with everything I need in school, paid my fees, hostel accommodation, a laptop, books, money for my up keep which can take me through a whole academic year and a lot more.

Meeting EPI has really changed my life. I used to think when we talk about education, it is just about you learning only things pertaining to your field of study but EPI has thought me that education is holistic. Apart from what I learn in class as a Medical student, EPI has also thought me a lot of things like Entrepreneurship, Time management, Top five skills every employer requires, Article writing and a lot more. This I believe will make me unique and also prepare me fit in any area of life.

Meeting EPI is one of the best things that has happened to me.

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Educational Pathways International (EPI) is a non- profit organization, which recognizes, supports and empowers young people who are brilliant and needy through a comprehensive university education. This organization helps young people to achieve their educational and career goals by giving them full scholarship.
I am Grace Bichenlib, a first year medical student of University for Development Studies (UDS) –Ghana. I was fortunate to get this wonderful scholarship from EPI and since then, my life has been better. I had admission into the University for Development Studies in August 2017. This was a very good news to my family but the sad of it was that, there was no money for my admission fee not even to talk about the materials that I would need in school. An uncle of mine who is a basic school teacher helped me along the way. But thanks to EPI, which came my way and put a smile on my face and that of my family’s. Because of the full scholarship that EPI offered, I now have a laptop and all the necessary materials to enhance my studies.
I have loved science since my basic education especially the human aspect of science. I loved to study the systems and every part of human body. Because of this, I told myself I was going to do something pertaining to health. I got to know that before I could know much about the human body, then I would have to be a Doctor. This was the time I started learning heard in order to acquire the grade that would send me to a medical school.
Finding myself in the medical school is an opportunity for me to explore more about the body and become one of the best medical doctors in the world. Thanks to the benefactors of EPI who made this possible for me.

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I am Sylvester Nartey, a first year BSc. Biological Science student in the University of Ghana, Legon (Accra).
As the second born of four boys in my family, my father has been out of employment my entire adult life. This left me and my other siblings to be solely cared for by our mother who has had to resort soliciting financial support from other family members to be added to her meagre income to see us through our education. The beginning of the academic year was very traumatic in my home because of financial challenges. I had to manage the very little resources that was provided and risk extending the days I had to go without food.
The above challenges notwithstanding, I have remained very focused and determined to make a difference in my family. In my misery and stressful moments, I have learned to make books my best companion. An attitude that have brought me some comfort, materially and emotionally. But all these are a thing of the past due to the comprehensive scholarship that EPI has awarded me.
As an Educational Pathways International scholarship recipient, I am very grateful for the generosity of Educational Pathways International. The Educational Pathways International has taken away the financial burden of me and that of my family which has allowed me to focus more on the most important aspect of school, learning. This financial support has allowed me to focus on my academic pursuits. EPI has helped me to be able to achieve the grades necessary to fulfil my professional ambition of becoming a Medical Doctor. The Educational Pathways International also has remarkable programs that they take us through us beneficiaries.
My dream is to become a Medical Doctor in the future. I currently study Biological Science and my plan is to study Biochemistry Cell and Molecular Biology in my second year. I chose this programme because it will provide me with more knowledge and skills before I enter medical school at the postgraduate level. Also, all medications prescribed by Doctors are based on biochemical examinations. My future profession as a Medical Doctor will ensure that I make important contributions to Ghana’s development. Many people die of diseases and as a Medical Doctor I will conduct research to minimize and eradicate them. This will help maintain and restore the health conditions of the citizens in Ghana.
I am very appreciative to Educational Pathways International for their support. This generosity has turned my dreams into a reality. I cannot emphasize the financial relief that Educational Pathways International Scholarship has made my life.
Thank you.

Ahmed F.

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My name is Fuseini Ahmed Wunpini, a second year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science student of the University for Development Studies (UDS), Tamale in the Northern part of Ghana.

As a young boy growing up in a society of high illiteracy, increasing child labor and child delinquency, high mortality rates, extreme poverty, poor yields from farming, etc, it was always my dream and desire to not only provide, but also be a part of the solutions to these unfortunate circumstances in my community. This dream encouraged me to stay focused and determined despite my financial challenges.

The timely intervention of Educational Pathways International (EPI) was more than a miracle as it motivated me to achieve my set-goals after I obtained admission into the University for Development Studies to study my dream program. Before EPI, life was very difficult for me especially during my early days at the university where I faced whole new challenges in this new stage of my life. The trauma of having to afford proper accommodation, full-square meal, quality clothing, coupled with acquiring adequate learning materials, and others nearly shuttered my dreams into pieces. God being so great, He blessed my life with EPI.

Now all these challenges have become a thing of the past since I am now able to afford proper daily balanced diet, my own proper accommodation, quality clothing and proper learning materials, and my school fees fully paid.

Apart from the financial support, EPI also organizes regular seminars and trainings for its scholars where crucial topics pertaining to life in school and after-school are discussed and taught. These educative topics teach us how to cope with real life situations as students and even post-school.

EPI also keeps track of the academic performance of its members and try to provide solutions to the challenges we face academically. This has made it possible for me to achieve and maintain very high grades. This is also one of the reasons why most members of EPI usually graduate with very great and encouraging performances.
No amount of words can be used to show my level of appreciation to Educational Pathways International for the tremendous support given me to keep my hopes and dreams burning. Thank you EPI.

LONG LIVE EDUCATIONAL PATHWAYS INTERNATIONAL.

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I am Frederick Owusu Gideon, a second year BSc. Medical Laboratory Science student in the University of Ghana, Legon (Accra).

As an Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship recipient, I am so thankful for the generous people who help make dreams happen for people like me. Their gifts are truly an investment in our futures. Like few other people, I am the first in my family to attend high school and University. It took one Mathematics teacher of mine who paid for my WASSCE registration fee before I could earn a successful graduation from high school. The cost of attending the university kept daunting on me and for two years I was not able to attend the university.

As the eldest child of my parents, the guilt of taking time and money away from my financially struggling family to pursue education is very real. The demands on resources for a single-income family of six are seemingly endless. Receiving the EPI scholarship has literally paved the way for me to finally be able to better myself, pursue my education that I am proud and help support my family. Having this scholarship has pushed me and given me the motivation to work even harder to excel at school.

At a young age, I didn't understand why humans died. Because of my limited knowledge and experiences, I presumed human's death to be a sleeping sickness. However, as I witnessed my best friend deteriorate to death in primary school, I realize that death was real. As I grew up, I realized that each one of us will pass away at some point in our lives as humans. I then expanded my knowledge beyond the academic setting, by starting and engaging in a research campaign to find the possible causes of death of humans. Of the information I gathered, Cardiovascular Diseases (CVDs) was the leading cause of most deaths in the world. Helping the humanity to reduce the risk factors for this deadly disease has been my vision and that is why I chose to study Medical Laboratory Sciences because not only would I want to offer disease sensitization programs to humanity but also diagnose them when there is a need.
In order to share my EPI’s benefits to other people other than my family. I have established a foundation where I and other health scientist students volunteer on our mission of helping the good health and well-being of people.

EPI also has an amazing ‘life after school’ programs. These training programs go the extra mile to help students succeed. Some of these programs include entrepreneurship, skills corporate organisations look out for, public speaking, becoming who you want to be and many more. The EPI staff member I have come in contact with has been more than willing to help me in a way that I might need it. Having a scholarship like EPI right here in Ghana is a huge blessing!

I am beyond grateful for the donors of EPI who make these opportunities possible for me and other students. Their generosity has given me an opportunity in my life that I thought had passed me by, turning a dream into a reality. Having the financial burden of education lifted from my shoulders and that of my family’s has given me the freedom to focus on what is important.

I want to thank the donors and benefactors of Educational Pathways International for the impact that their gifts have on the lives of many students in Ghana.
Thank you.

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My name is Sharon Dufie Agyemang-Prempeh and a second year Medical student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) located at Kumasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana.

I must say that after a year with Educational Pathways International (EPI) I have seen a tremendous amount of progress in my life. Aside the financial relief EPI has granted me, EPI has also provided me with valuable professional skills through regular meetings on relevant topics.

Additionally, EPI has provided me with an avenue to interact with students from different academic and social backgrounds by organizing events such as general meetings and luncheons among beneficiaries. These interactions have helped me to improve my public speaking and networking skills. As result, I feel confident about my prospects in the job market and my holistic development as an individual.

In conclusion I am forever grateful to EPI for what they have done for my family and I. I cannot say with enough words how thankful I am to EPI for helping so many needy students like myself. I will encourage more students to apply for the EPI scholarship so that they can also enjoy all of the benefits of EPI. May God richly bless EPI.


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My name is Sharon Dufie Agyemang-Prempeh. I am a first year medical student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology located in the Ashanti region of Ghana.