My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Educational Pathways International, Incline Village, NV, USA
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.