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