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