My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Educational Pathways International, Incline Village, NV, USA
‘He who has is he who gives’- A Dangme proverb
All too soon, the end of my undergraduate degree program has come to its end. My greatest appreciation goes to Educational Pathways International (EPI). The journey has been a long one but I want to appreciate Educational Pathways International (EPI) for making it possible in the first place. My name is Vera Aklerh Akplehey, a final year student at the University of Ghana, studying Political Science and Information Studies.
My admission to this prestigious school was a great joy to my family and community as a whole. However, our joy was cut short by the financial implications to further my education in the tertiary level. Even though I was able to solicit for assistance from relatives and neighbors to pay for my first semester academic and residential fees, it was still a daunting struggle to feed myself while on campus before even considering how I was going to pay for the rest of the years ahead. Applying to the Educational Pathways International scholarship programme and acquiring aid from this scholarship has been a great relief to my family and I. I had the peace of mind to focus on my education.
Joining EPI has not only improved my public speaking skills, creativity and innovation through various meetings and workshops organized by the Program Director but also provided me with the opportunity to experience diverse organizational culture through internships. Also, through this foundation, I was able to volunteer with the University Studies Abroad Consortium (USAC) as a student assistant. This opportunity also provided to my advantage, contact with foreign students all around the world. I assisted these new friends I have made to have a comfortable yet worthwhile experience in the country. This interactions also built my network around the world as well as strengthening my human relations skills in the sense that, I have through my relations with people of different background, exposure and different understanding of life, come to understand that people are different and need to be treated accordingly.
Notwithstanding the fact that I have made a new big and warm family with other EPI beneficiaries who have been of great support to me at all times. With the help of this great Organization, I am about to successfully complete my first degree. I can now aspire greater heights in terms of furthering my education in International Relations where I hope to gain enough understanding and experience to aid in the development of my country, Ghana, to help reduce poverty and level of illiteracy.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Educational Pathways International for the great help, love and benevolence shown to me. My deepest appreciation and love to you all. God bless you.