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.
I am Ehoneah Obed, a 3rd year Doctor of Pharmacy student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana. I remember vividly that day, when I got the message that I have been enrolled on the Educational Pathway International scholarship scheme, it was like seeing light after a long struggle through the tunnel of darkness. I joined this scholarship scheme in the 2015/2016 academic year in my second year, and what a relief it brought to me, taking me away from all those times when I used to go for lectures on empty stomach from 8:00am to 5:00pm and trust me it was quite difficult for me to concentrate in class those times. I can’t forget running from one friend to another just to ask for handouts and other study materials because I couldn’t afford to purchase some for myself. God being so good, through the aid of Mr and Mrs Lafrance, I can now boast of having my own laptop for studies, handouts and all other study materials and I surely enjoy a three square meal almost every day. Not only did this kind aid provided, help me concentrate on my dream of becoming a pharmacist but went a long way to help my parents to further my immediate younger brother’s education to the tertiary level and he is now in his 2nd year. Amidst all the difficulties I faced (my father suffering a severe stroke and my mother spending most of their savings on my father’s health), it was hard for me to envisage myself being able to continue my education but now because of the Educational Pathway International scholarship scheme, I can boast of the fact that the future is so bright for me. Another important thing worth mentioning about the Educational International Pathway family, is how concerned they are about every aspect of a beneficiary’s life, spending time with us, giving series of advices, educating us on important subjects which will groom us to become the future that we look up to and ensuring that everything is going on well with us. EPI is the best family in the world.
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
University of Ghana (Legon)
Bachelor of Pharmacy
When I got admission into the University of Ghana after a successful completion of Senior High School with excellent results, my education was greatly threatened because of lack of finance. My mother and father 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 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 a series of interviews, I was awarded this wonderful 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 helping me pay my school fees, accommodation, books and also afford some crucial needs on campus, my parents were relieved of the burden of having to toil and borrow to fund my education as has mostly been the case. 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 on the globe. I want to be able to reach out to the brilliant but financially lame 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. These are some of my future goals.
Coupled with the above, I have also made a firm resolve to be one of the outstanding voices of health in Ghana and beyond. My key goal is 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 during the vacations and that has kept me ahead in the clinical practice.
My key goal in life had 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, sponsors, donors of Educational Pathways International, and our 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 university students.
Bachelor of Pharmacy
University of Ghana
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.
I am Oscar Awindenaba Akanyeh, a level 200 bachelor's of arts in Economics and Insurance student of the university of Ghana-Legon.
I am a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International(EPI) scholarship program. I would like to deliberate on why I have chosen the course I am currently studying, how EpI is moulding me towards achieving academic success and goals and who I will be after school as well as what I would do for Mother Ghana and my community.
Firstly, There are bound to be scarcity of resources in every human society relative to wants and that there is an opportunity cost to every activity undertaken by humans. Economics therefore teaches us on how best we can use our limited resources to satisfy the unlimited wants. It therefore equips us with knowledge on how best and efficient to use our unlimited resources and which activity to undertake in order to derive the highest possible benefit. In this same human society, there are bound to be uncertainties some of which may have devastating effects. Through my study of Insurance, I would gain more knowledge to be able to appreciate the course, and to help people understand and also appreciate the need to make provisions for supervening events which may cause serious damages through an Insurance policy so that they would be indemnified in case of any loss.
I have ,therefore, chosen the course because I take interest in them and that there are available job opportunities.
Educational Pathways International(EPI) has offered me financial support. EPI, pays my tuition fees, accommodation and feeding fees. This reduces the stress of having to worry about where my tuition fees as well as my accommodation and feeding fees would come from. It has also reduced the stress of having to come from home to school to have lectures. This support gives me freedom of mind to study and this has gradually improved my academic performance.
EPI organized series of lessons apart from the normal lectures to take us through the practical aspect of life. Some of these lessons include, report writing, entrepreneurship, top five social skills employers need. It is our goals that we get employed in our respective fields of study, and these lessons expose me to real employment indicators.
We are also required to maintain a minimum of second class upper in order to maintain the scholarship through out our degree program. This keeps us alert and makes us set high targets for ourselves. By so achieving this, I would also in a way become the economist and Insurance policy analyst I so desire to be.
With all these benefits, I would like to congratulate, in a special way, the benefactors of Educational Pathways International for their generosity. I would also strive to be academically successful so that their sacrifices are not wasted. From this examplery life so exhibited by the benefactors of EPI, I would not hold back my support from that poor Ghanaian child who cannot go to school because of lack of money as far as my ability may allow me.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) is a nonprofit Organization that provide comprehensive scholarships for students in the universities who are gifted and needy. This organization has made it a point to put smiles on the faces of these needy and brilliant students by supporting them financially, academically, morally and socially through guidance and counselling, mentorship programs and seminars that they organize for the students.
As a beneficiary, I have had the opportunity to learn a lot from the mentorship programs and seminars that they organize for us. Some of which include, Public Speaking, How to Work in a Team, and also How to be an Entrepreneur. From this, I learnt how to create and develop my own business plans and also the qualities I need to be a good Entrepreneur. We were also thought good morals such as respecting and obeying elders, avoiding bad influence and as well as focusing on our goals and working hard towards achieving them.
Excursions are also organized periodically for us to go to places of our choice as form of recreation and socialization.
Being a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) has brought a significant impact in my life and that of my parents as well. This scholarship has eased my burden on my parents, especially those related to my university education. This scholarship has also improved my academics tremendously. The mentorship programs organized for the beneficiaries has helped me to identify the best ways of studying. I identified that, studying in a group is one of the best way I study and also how to manage my time well in terms of studying effectively. I can boldly say it has helped me a lot. Honestly, I feel very unique among my course mates and school mates, looking at what I have learnt so far from this mentorship programs. I believe, I will be able to work effectively and actively in any field that I find myself in the job market.
As a young lady, I have dreams of helping to improve the Agricultural sector in my country, even though I still have a long way to go in achieving my goals. But I believe with the Educational Pathways International support and training I will be able to achieve this dream. My parents and I will forever be grateful to Educational Pathways International for the good done to us. Long live Educational Pathways International. Thank You.
BSc. Agriculture Technology
University For Development Studies (UDS)
Education, I think and indeed is the backbone for development. The educational background of the populace of countries mainly account for their development and headway in health, education, science and technology, finance, agriculture and security. It is in this light that Educational Pathways International (EPI) makes its impact: giving brilliant and gifted and financially needful students an opportunity to have university education.
I first got to know about Educational Pathways International from a newsletter I received from scholarshippositions.com. As someone who was at a critical point of my education and in dying need of support to continue my education, I read keenly and carefully to assess my eligibility. When I realized I was eligible, I rushed to check the institutions Educational Pathways International supported students. I was glad that my school, University for Development Studies was captured. I quickly started my application process.
With my encounter during the application process at Educational Pathways International, the selection process is well planned and executed on good and high standards.
I am Justin, Kono Andaarah, a third year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science student of University for Development Studies. Apart from financial support, this noble organization has endowed me with mentorship and programs in such areas as entrepreneurship among others. By this impact, I am now a co-partner of a fresh yoghurt (star fresh yoghurt) venture located on Tamale Campus of the University for Development Studies. I still foresee more in stock for me and I am and will forever be grateful to Educational Pathways International.
I am Kono Andaarah Justin, a second year Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science Student of the University for Development Studies. Growing up, I was filled with so many dreams and visions for my life. I had the zeal to pioneer change in my community and be the best of service to my country. There was the need therefore for self-building and capacitation prior to this task. Here lied the real problem. My dreams all seemed daydreams and almost impossible. Something really had to be done. Born to a family of seemingly unemployed peasant farmers I had to break free from this bondage of poverty so that I can realise these dreams. It appeared easy at first when it was a collaborative activity by both parents and it only required my hard work. But the death of one of my parents almost made my dreams dwindle.
At the time that I almost lost hope, there appeared Educational Pathways International (EPI). The intervention was very timely.
EPI is a single non-profit organization that kills many birds with just a stone throw. From the provision of financial assistance, my education needs are catered for in totality. EPI has kept me in a position that I can even provide some financial assistance for my family out of the scholarship package that I receive from them. Being an EPI beneficiary from the 2017/2018 academic year has tremendously boosted my concentration during study sessions and my confidence as well. In fact, EPI has taken over everything and left me with the only duty of studying hard, capacitating and aligning myself in the position of a community developer.
Personally, being an EPI beneficiary I can confidently say that my dreams and goals of attaining the highest possible degree in Medical Laboratory Science, obtaining that 'go-to-person' acknowledgement in terms of skills in health management and community problem solving, been a health educationist and advocate, establishment of a standard clinical laboratory and setting up a fund to support gifted and needy children to get access to education at the basic level will all come to pass.
I am very grateful to EPI, its management and donors.
My name is Susanna Awinsongya Anovunga, a first year Biochemistry student at the University for Development Studies (UDS) in the northern region of Ghana and a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship. Being on this scholarship has greatly impacted all aspects of my life including my academic and career goals and my resourcefulness to society.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) has taken the financial burden off my family and I and has given me a sense of direction. Instead of looking for other desperate alternatives to cater for my educational expenses, I can now fully give my best in my academics and also work on developing myself personally so that I can fit into the corporate world after school and contribute my quota to humanity. With the funding and support from EPI, I am able to join extra-curricular clubs to widen my horizon on many spheres of life.
The opportunity given me by EPI has also helped me define my academic goals since I am no longer limited financially. It has rekindled the flame in me to push harder. Our meetings each trimester are very impactful. They help us develop ourselves holistically in every sphere of life. We are made aware of the fact that just knowledge without its application is not helpful hence we need to back up our academic excellence with practical skills, cooperating with others, be creative and ready to adapt change in line with current developments. This makes us whole and equipped to help improve society.
Biochemistry is a broad research science programme and going through this programme will give one the required skills and knowledge needed in any research field. Upon completion, I intend to further up in Medical Biochemistry and Health Research. With the new and evolving health problems we encounter every day, I want to contribute in finding out new and improved ways of handling these problems. And thanks to EPI, I now stand a chance of making it.
As a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International, I have been influenced to give back to society, therefore after school, I would like to help the young ones in my community and educate them on the importance of education.
With all these said, I am very grateful to Educational Pathways International for giving me the chance to develop and utilize my potential and also filling me with the desire to help others unearth their capabilities too. I believe the initiative taken by EPI, the world is becoming a better place by helping improve us to improve others too.
After I graduated from high school, I became certain that if I want to pursue a higher education I need to be persistent and determined to achieve my career aspiration. However, I would not be at this level in my education without the help of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship. EPI has made my university education very simple and easy, they have provided me with not only financial support for my education but psychological support as well as guidance and counselling.
Moreover, with the scholarship given to me by EPI, my parents have channeled their meagre income to cater for my other siblings and also gained the right to education. EPI has made it possible for the lives of everyone in my family to shift to its right path.
I am grateful to find an opportunity like this that EPI is offering. I am working harder, so that I can continue on my pathway to accomplishing my career goals. I want to give back to my society and my country as a whole. The first health project I want to accomplish throughout my career as a Doctor is to establish a free clinic in my community where affordable medical care and assistance can be provided regardless of the patient’s financial status, the diverse health medication, and nutritional classes to prevent the presence of diabetes or heart diseases.
The second biggest career goal that I want to accomplish is to establish a non-profit organization where I can create internships for medical students around Ghana, and allow them to travel to isolated communities in the country to provide free medical services. I also want to provide nutrition education to support the marginalized communities. This would help contribute to the physical development of children and offer a remedy to malnutrition.
Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science
University For Development Studies (UDS)
After I graduated from high school, I became certain that if I want to pursue a higher education I need to be persistent and determined to achieving my career aspiration. However, I would not be at this level in my education without the help of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship. EPI has made my university education very simple and easy, they have provided me with not only financial support for my education but psychological support as well as guidance and counselling.
Moreover, with the scholarship given to me by EPI, my parents have channelled their meagre income to cater for my other siblings and also gained the right to education. EPI has made it possible for the lives of everyone in my family to shift to its right path.
I am grateful to find an opportunity like this that EPI is offering. I am working harder, so that I can continue on my pathway to accomplishing my career goals.
I want to contribute back to my society and my country as a whole. The first health project I want to accomplish throughout my career as a Doctor is to establish a free clinic where affordable medical care and assistance can be provided regardless of the patient’s financial status, the diverse health medication, and nutritional classes to prevent the presence of diabetes or heart diseases.
The second biggest career goal that I want to accomplish is to establish a non-profit organization where I can create internships for medical school students around Ghana, and allow them to travel to isolated communities in the country to provide free medical services. I also want to provide nutrition education to support the marginalized communities. This would help contribute to the physical development of kids and offer a remedy to malnutrition.
Doctor of Medical Laboratory Science
University For Development Studies (UDS)
Ase Seidu is my name. I am a final year student of the University For Development offering BSc. Nursing. This is my 3rd year of being a beneficiary of the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship, since joining the scheme in 2016. It has been a wonderful journey with Educational Pathways International scholarship these past years.
Life before enrolling onto the Educational Pathways International scholarship was very difficult, full of financial constraints and economic hardships. Joining Educational Pathways International scholarship has made me financially sufficient, translating into both my academic and social life. With the financial benefits of Educational Pathways International scholarship aside, we’ve been given a lot of coaching and guidance in our studies and towards preparing us for the job market. These trainings and seminars, we get freely through the visits of the country Director to our campus every trimester. To mention a few, we have had the opportunity of learning about time management, entrepreneurship, public speaking and some skills employers look out for in the job market.
Helping people has always been one of my core values, for this reason I chose to be in the health sector by studying nursing in order to be able to care for the sick. Later in my career and educational life, I want to progress in the educational ladder by obtaining a Master’s degree and a PhD in nursing. After achieving such heights in my education and career, I will wish to turn to our educational sector (training colleges and universities) to help train qualified and competent nursing students and other healthcare professionals for our healthcare system.
If not for the Educational Pathways International scholarship, I don’t know where I would have been and the kind of life I would be living by now. I wish to express my heartfelt gratitude to Educational Pathways International for keeping these dreams of mine alive and to beseech all and sundry in the corporate world to support Educational Pathways International in this course of changing the world through education, for education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world.
Long Live Educational Pathways International Scholarship.
My name is Ase Seidu. I am a third year BSc. Nursing student at the University for Development Studies (UDS). I joined the Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship family in the 2016/2017 academic year, when all hope seemed to have been lost for me. Since joining this family, I can joyfully say things have been better for me and my family in all aspects of our lives, for this we are ever grateful to Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance and all stakeholders who are committed to helping this course.
As quoted by Dr. Kofi Annan, "Knowledge is power. Information is liberating. Education is the premise of progress, in every society, in every family."
My family and society would have lost this hope in me, if not for the timely intervention of Educational Pathways International Scholarship. Since joining the Educational Pathway International scholarships in 2016, there has been enormous improvements in my social life, economic life and more importantly my academic life.
I vividly recall stating in my application letter (for the EPI scholarship) how my mother, a single parent used to take loans in order to support me in my education, how my could not afford certain basic things, how I used to borrow handouts and study materials from course mates to read when they were less busy, how I used to skip some educative seminars just because I could not afford the participation fee and how my future and that off my younger sister who had gained admission to a training college hung in the balance because of the financial constraints we faced.
Now with the Educational Pathways International full scholarship, I can afford everything that a student needs to make life comfortable and bearable. And from what I receive from the Educational Pathways International scholarship, I can now send some allowances to my younger sister at the teacher training college for her up keep.
I would therefore wish to use this opportunity and medium to beseech all and sundry in the corporate world to support Educational Pathways International in this course of changing the world, for education is the most powerful weapon for changing the world.
Growing up, I always aimed at becoming a health professional to contribute my quota to humanity. Getting admission to study Bsc. Nursing at UDS was a great step towards the right direction for me, because if for nothing at all, after completion of my education at this level I will become a Registered General Nurse (RGN) in Ghana, which will mean goal achieve. I will also climb higher in education after this level of education.
After achieving such height in my education and career, I wish to turn to our educational sector (training colleges and universities) to help train qualified and competent nurses and other healthcare professionals for absorption into the healthcare system.
In accordance with the goals outlined, I am working tirelessly to gain all the necessary skills and requirements in order to advance from this level and make this dream a reality but as quoted in the Holy Quran that, "they plan and Allah plans. Surely, Allah is the best of planner", these are my plans Allah, so help me.
Long Live Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance.
Long Live Educational Pathways International Scholarship.
Long Live Ghana.
Charles Sambo is my name, a third year Nursing student of the University for Development Studies, Ghana. I joined this noble family, Educational Pathways International (EPI) in the 2017/2018 academic year and since then my life has never been the same. Before I got enrolled on this great opportunity of being a beneficiary of this scholarship, life in the university was so though that I felt like giving up, since I couldn’t pay my school fees neither my accommodation but Educational Pathways International put a smile on my face and brought me hope again.
My dream of becoming a Nurse wouldn’t have seen light if not for the intervention of Educational Pathways International scholarship. My major academic goal is that one day I would become a Cardiologist which has already begun with me having a degree in nursing. Educational Pathways International has always kept me moving and aspiring for higher goals.
The scholarship has done a lot for me for the past two years, in that I have been able to pay all my school fees, accommodation fees, books and stipend on time which always relieve me of the stress and depression I used to go through to get my fees paid. This has improved my studies and performance as well.
The financial constraints in the family did not only affect my educational life but also that of my siblings, but with the support of EPI my parents have being able to start some business which they use to support the young ones after me. The fear that some would have to terminate their education for lack of money to pay fees is not spoken of in the family anymore, for EPI has made us see light at the end of the tunnel when all hope was lost.
One of my greatest desire is that one day in future I would be able to put up a clinic where the people in my community can access quality healthcare. When I was awarded this scholarship, I started to see my dream come through since EPI expected me to contribute back to society as a way of helping others in the same situation, I used to find myself. This is to say that with the help of EPI I will become a productive citizen contributing to the socio-economic development of my community and the country at large.
Educational Pathways International has also impacted my life through seminars that are already preparing me for the job market. Through those seminars, I have the realization that I need not to be employed before I start life but I can be self-employed through the entrepreneurial skills we have been taken through by EPI Program Director. EPI seminars have also impacted my life in the area of time management which is a key ingredient to the success of every endeavor one finds himself or herself. I am so proud to be a beneficiary of EPI, because aside the financial support, I am also given training to fit the job market.
My educational life would not have come this far if not for the massive support of EPI. I cannot tell my story without mentioning EPI as the key contributor to fulfilling my career goal. I really appreciate this massive support and I pray that the Lord bless you even as you continue to put smiles on the faces of the less privilege ones like me. Long live Educational Pathways International. Thank you.
I want to first of all use this opportunity to thank Educational Pathways International (EPI) for giving me the privilege to be a beneficiary of the program. My name is Paul Yennuyal Singir and I am a second year nursing student at the University for Development Studies (UDS) Tamale campus which is located in the northern part of Ghana.
I am a native of Sayeegu which is a village under the northern sector of Ghana. As a boy growing up I realized that people in Sayeegu usually fall sick due to the unhygienic nature of the place. When this happens it always becomes a challenge to access a health facility since Sayeegu does not have one and the distance before getting access to a facility is long hence leading to the sudden death of most people. Upon this experience, I decided to go into nursing so that upon graduation I can educate my people on some of the things that affect our health in the community and put up health center in Sayeegu in future in order to reduce the high death rate hence generating a positive change in the development of my community.
As a beneficiary of EPI, I want to say that I am very grateful and do always appreciate their support and all the initiatives made by them. After I gained the EPI scholarship on the 2ND November, 2018, one thing that happened was the activation of joy internally and that was a personal experience. I thought of holding this joy in me for the moment but before I realized I was smiling and my mouth was full of laughter. On that same day, I knew that I was completely a changed person all together and I went home full of praises and thanks to God for what happened.
Actually, EPI gave me an identity, hope and as well a voice when found in the midst of others. It also gave me the opportunity to obtain more wisdom, knowledge and understanding pertaining to my course of study and as well what the corporate world expects of me before I can fit in successfully after graduation. I have received these knowledge and understanding due to some of the training/seminars I have attended which were organized by EPI and I am very grateful for that opportunity.
In addition EPI helped me academically by giving me full scholarship for my university education and this has given me the opportunity to learn effectively and perform very well in my academic work.
It is always my prayer and that of my family that EPI will continue to experience prosperity, peace, love and long life as a result of its positive influence on humanity. EPI has kept a permanent smiles on the faces of individuals and families in my country.
My family, my friends and I are very grateful to EPI and do appreciate the efforts made. It is a fact that investment made by EPI in my life is never in vain because the glory of the later days is always greater than the former. Thank you.
My name is Asimah Dramani, a second year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), studying BSc. Architecture.
After my successful completion of Senior High School, the road to my success of becoming an Architect was becoming narrow due to the financial challenges of my family. A son of a single mum, I thought all hope was lost. But this became flourishing when I placed an application for scholarship from Educational Pathways International (EPI) after I had gained admission to study Architecture at KNUST.
With this scholarship program, my school fees, accommodation, books and stipend are catered for. This has relived me of financial difficulties, all I have to do is to study hard. My family have nothing to worry about. My mother is able to concentrate on her other responsibilities.
EPI offers a lot to us as beneficiaries. Attending of regular meetings every semester, we are trained on various aspects of activities that expose us to the benefits of the society. We were trained on Public Speaking, Time Management and Planning, Entrepreneurship, Preparing ad sitting for Interviews, just to mention but a few. Through Public Speaking training, I have learned how to do presentation confidently without any difficulty which was actually a problem during my days in first year. Though I have limited time on campus, I do small selling during vacations as a way of investing. During our monthly meetings and seminars we interact as family and scholars who have common goals and visions for societies. Our meetings and seminars are lovely and lively as one’s contributions are deliberated and articulated for the benefits of others. The impact of Educational Pathways International on the lives of each and every scholar is very great and splendid as there is huge life transformation. I therefore only need to study hard and put all the skills learned into practice so that I will be able to touch the lives of other needy students.
I pray Almighty God grant the founders, donors and sponsors of this great family more blessings for them to continue touching the lives of needy and brilliant students in our universities since poverty is one of the main obstacle to success. I will forever be grateful to EPI for the support, regular training and encouragement they offer me. God bless Ghana, God bless KNUST, God bless EPI and all who contribute to the growth of this family.
MY REVIEW ON EPI ( Educatonal pathways International)
Getting tertiary education after my Senior High School was my dream and this dream was been reduced into a mere wish due to financial constraints . By The Grace of God, this dream is being awaken by a non profit organization ( Educational Pathways International).My academic and residential fees were paid as well as my books and feeding. The programme I study is cost intensive and it would not be easy for people from weak financial background,with this I thank Educational Pathways International for this support.
Education without goal is like joining a flight without knowing your destination base on my interest and capabilities I decided to study Architecture as a road map to achieving my career goal as an Architect, categorically seven years from now. This ambition is fueled by the state of building and construction in our communities.
I have no doubt that without the support of Educational Pathways International,the talents of most brilliant and needy students would have defused into mere wishes. Educational Pathways International develops scholars in diverse ways through seminars and intermittent meetings to enable us bring the best out of ourselves and making the community a place of comfort for all.
Educational Pathways International will forever grow to be a greater family and NGO within all its areas of operation. God bless Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance and Auntie Eunice and God bless the Educational Pathways International.
- By:Asimah Dramani a first year BSC. Architecture student in KNUST.
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.
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.
I am Gabriel Appiah, a second year beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) Scholarship from the University of Ghana Business School, reading Bachelor of Science in Administration.
I joined the Educational Pathways International scholarship programme in October 2017, and it has been a blessing unto me and my family. Being from a financially weak family, I had difficulty in financing my tertiary education, which kept me worried after my high school education. Thanks to Educational Pathways International (EPI) for giving people like me the chance to pursue our academic and career goals without any financial impediment.
The Educational Pathways International scholarship is a full scholarship that covers my academic and residential fees, books and a stipend which is able to cover all my expenses including feeding. The programme also has provided me with the opportunity to intern with companies of my choice, which has really given me practical experience on the job market as well as networking opportunities. I have been enlightened on various topics including Entrepreneurship, Effective Thinking, and Public Speaking among topics through the monthly family meetings. The programme has also linked me with other beneficiaries of the scholarship programme offering different programmes in the University of Ghana. Aside these benefits, I have been privileged to meet my benefactors, who take the pain to travel all the way to Ghana to visit the family in every October to see how we are progressing in our education, as well as to motivate us to do better. Such a great privilege!
I hereby recommend Educational Pathways International as one of the best non-governmental organisation in the world. The organisation is really making impact in the lives of gifted university students like me in Ghana. Students whose dreams would have been shattered if Educational Pathways International had not come their way. People who may have dropped out of school.
Long live Educational Pathways international.
I am Gabriel Appiah, a level 100 student of the University of Ghana reading Bachelor of Science in Administration degree programme. The Educational Pathways International Scholarship has been and is still of great benefit to me.
As I enrolled in the university of Ghana, one of the biggest challenges to my family and myself was finance: how I was going to finance my tertiary education. I had to depend on the meagre incomes of my parents, which had other purposes to serve. When I heard of the Educational Pathways International Scholarship, I did not hesitate to apply, and indeed, it is one in a million! My parents can now channel their incomes to my siblings' education.
Thanks to Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance and the entire team of Educational Pathways International for making it possible to pursue my educational and career goals. My goals of graduating with a first class degree in Bsc Administration and pursuing a Master's degree in Business Administration and also becoming the best entrepreneur of my era can now be realised. The Educational Pathways International scholarship has also released me from the financial threats to my education; I can peacefully study with a clear mind. I am also challenged to achieve greater grades and career experience as the scholarship demands a minimum grade point average of 3.0 and company sponsored internships.
Educational Pathways International is the best nonprofit organisation in the whole world!
Long live Educational Pathways International,
Long live Educational Pathways International Scholarship.
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.
My name is Wesley Ekuban. I am a third-year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) reading BSc. Administration. I chose to read BSc. Administration because I love Accounting and want to improve transparency and financial literacy in my country. I joined Educational Pathways International (EPI) in 2017 and I have benefited a lot from this great scholarship. The scholarship is having enormous impact on my family, social, academic and other aspect of my life.
On my family, Educational Pathways International has brought peace at my home. The burden of paying academic and accommodation fees, books have been relieved, as well as pocket money. My other thirteen siblings were overwhelmed at the scholarship package that EPI has awarded me. To them, EPI has given me the hope and the motivation to study hard and achieve my dreams. To my parents, their hope to see their children in tertiary education has been restored. Thanks to Educational Pathway International.
On my social life, EPI has improved my socialization and relational skills. We are trained and lectured on Public Speaking, Goal Setting, How to prepare and sit for interviews, Time Management, How to relate with one another, Community building and many others. With these exposures and enlightenment, I have been able to serve as the Financial Secretary of my hall, University Hall, at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST). I intend to volunteer as a peer counselor and help others understand and solve their problems. I also want to engage in public sensitization activities on sanitation and financial literacy.
On my academic life, EPI has enhanced my class performance and has ease my aim of graduating with a first-class. Currently, I am one of the best students in my class. I intend to become a Chartered Accountant and Auditor and I was wondering how to actualize this ambitious goal. But now with the financial supports, seminars, coaching, training and encouragement from EPI I am assured of making this goal a reality.
On my personality, I have become one of the most confident persons in my class. The seminars have improved my communication skills and instill good moral values and character in me. It has shifted my paradigm and perspective about leadership and has improved my self-image.
I am forever grateful to be part of EPI scholars and my family and I say a big thank you to Educational Pathways International. God bless EPI.
My name is Wesley Ekuban. I am a second year student of Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology reading BSc Business Administration.I joined Educational Pathway International in 2017 and, coming from a polygamous family with thirteen siblings, Educational Pathway International has been a miracle to me. The scholarship is having a massive impact on my social, academic, family and other aspect of my life life.
On my academic life, Educational Pathway International has enhanced my class performance and my aim of graduating with a first-class is no more a problem. I also intend to become a Chartered Accountant and I was wondering how to actualize this 'huge' career goal. But now with mentorship programs ,seminars, coaching, training and even support from other beneficiaries of Educational Pathway International, I am assured of making this goal a reality.
On my social life, Educational Pathway International made me understand how important it is to socialize.We are trained how to speak in public, how to relate with one another, tolerance and and many others. Now I can relate well with my lecturers and friends and make new friends at ease, I speak confidently in class and do good presentation.
On my family, Educational Pathway International has brought peace into my home. My parents were overwhelmed at the scholarship package that Educational Pathway International offered me. And Educational Pathway International has become an Angel from heaven to my family and I.Their hopes to cater for their children have now been restored. Thanks to Educational Pathway International.
On my personality, I have become one of the most confident person in my class. My self-esteem was enhanced after joining Educational Pathway International Scholarship program.
Thanks to Educational Pathway International and Mr. and Mrs. Lafrance.
I am a student at the University of Ghana (Legon), with the name Edith Enyonam Salu at the College of Humanities. I am in the second year offering Political Science and French.
I loved to further my knowledge in French and in Governance because I love French but along the way I realized that it was not just a desire I had, but a purpose hence I chose French and Political Science as a Programme. I therefore intend to become a bilingual Lawyer or a bilingual Secretary in the future.
After school I intend to continue with my education to at least the master's level. Even as I think about my future I intend to help my community in the Volta Region with portable water since some people use either the rained water or the water from wells.
Educational Pathways International (EPI) sponsorship has helped me both emotionally, psychologically and financially. As a young lady growing up with a lot of visions I became stranded on the way since I had no help to continue with my education as my family is faced with financial challenges. With the help of EPI scholarship 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 and I sometimes help my sibling with pocket money since he is also a student and is passing through the same situations as I was. I have the free mind to develop my skills because I have the time I would have used to earn money for my books now and to develop my skills and this is because EPI has helped to give me a stable mind.
To add to the numerous helps offered by this scholarship scheme, their monthly teachings each semester has given me an opened mindset of what the job world is about, how to effectively manage my time and how to present myself to the public and corporate world. I am happy to have learned these from EPI.
I appreciate Educational Pathways International for the full scholarships 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.
I go by the name Grace Bamfo - Ennin. I am currently in third year pursuing Law (LL.B) at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).
I have been a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) for three years and EPI is the best package of a scholarship scheme any student can benefit from.
Since I became a member of the EPI scholarly family, I have only had a sound mind and steady improvement on the academic ladder in becoming a seasoned Lawyer.
Educational Pathways International, typical of a scholarship scheme which provides its beneficiaries with financial assistance, goes the extra mile to ensure that her beneficiaries are equipped with the basic skills and values needed to make us relevant youths in our societies.
The seminars we have monthly in each semester and the annual luncheon organised respectively, bring us together as a family and enable us deliberate on pertinent issues about our lives as a whole.
Personally, EPI has shed more light on some of my potentials as a gifted student through the seminars the national Director brings on board.
I recommend EPI to all and sundry. It is simply the best.
My name is Grace Bamfo - Ennin. I am in second year pursuing Law at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. I was enrolled into Educational Pathways International (EPI) scholarship scheme in my first year at the university.
I always say that EPI is a miracle that came my way at the right time. When there was very little hope of actually coming to the University in the first place due to financial constraints, I was very fortunate in the end to be awarded with a scholarship from EPI. My mother keeps reiterating that the scholarship is actually hers and not mine because looking at the circumstances in which Educational Pathways International came my way, it seemed more of an answer to her incessant prayers and now she is very confident that EPI can assist her daughter realize her dream of becoming one of the excellent Lawyers our country has ever known.
Coming from a background where there are very few literates and barely anyone climbing up the academic ladder, I am laid with a burden to come up higher and effect a change in my environment. The thought of becoming the first Lawyer in my family in fact brings so much motivation and encouragement and propel me to give my best. It has not been easy and the course has been thrilling as well as exhilarating, however the joy of being awarded with the crown of sweet victory at the end pushes me forward.
Now I look into the future and I see a good Lawyer and smile because gradually I'm getting there. Educational Pathways International has been very instrumental in making me to become who I've always dreamt of. Aside the remunerations that beneficiaries are awarded, we also have the opportunity of having a seasoned Coordinator meet up with us every now and then to impart unto us and the standard demanded of us can only bring out the best in us.
In conclusion, Educational Pathways International is the best non-profit organization in the world and they leave indelible marks in the lives of their beneficiaries.