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