My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Educational Pathways International, Incline Village, NV, USA
My name is Gabriel Banini, a 4th year Medical student at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) Ghana. I became a beneficiary of Educational Pathways International (EPI) in my second year. Since joining EPI, my life has improved in many ways.
Prior to joining EPI, I was considering getting a campus job as my younger sister was just about to join me in the university. I knew catering for her university education as well as mine was really going to put a lot of financial burden on my parents. Another option I had in mind was to get student loans which would, definitely, have left me in huge debt after graduation.
Deep down I knew that combining my studies with work was going to be very difficult. I struggled with this dilemma until a friend told me about EPI. I applied and was among the privileged few to be selected. Getting this scholarship has relieved me of all my financial concerns and has given me the peace of mind I need to focus on my studies and secure good grades.
Besides financial benefits, being part of the EPI family has benefited me in numerous other ways. Through our monthly meeting, we learn about important social topics that will help us improve individually and enhance our abilities to contribute to the betterment of society. This is very important to me because my mates on other scholarships do not enjoy this extra benefit. Through the monthly meetings and parties we hold over each semester, I get to interact with other members of the EPI family. This way, I get to expand my network for the future.
With the help of EPI and by the grace of God, I will complete Medical school in about 2 years. I would really love to give back to the community. Just as EPI has helped me, I would love to contribute my quota to EPI in the future to support the education of needy and under-privileged children. Furthermore, I hope to set up a mobile clinic network across the country that will operate within the rural community to provide much needed health care. It will take many years to create a well-equipped setup of this kind, but I fully intend to complete it before I retire.
It was Debasish Mridha that said “The future is much brighter than the past. You just have to find the light switch.” I believe EPI is my light switch and with EPI, I now see a much brighter future for myself and my community.
Thank you so much EPI. I will forever be grateful.