Meet Emmanuel Nkansah! Emmanuel was born in the Osuben village in Ghana’s Western region, which is a very small community without a school nearby. As his mother passed away when he was young, Emmanuel lived with his grandmother. Growing up, Emmanuel’s grandmother saw how intelligent he was and felt he should attend school in Accra. When Emmanuel was seven, he was sent to Accra to live with his aunt and attend school for the first time. Before Emmanuel’s mother passed, she said it was her greatest wish for her son to complete his education.
Emmanuel has five sisters and one brother, and his father is a bus driver that is unable to provide for the family. Emmanuel’s aunt is a dressmaker and works to support Emmanuel and his siblings, working every day of the week from six in the morning to ten at night and struggling to put food on the table. Regardless, Emmanuel is a hardworking student who puts a smile on everyone’s face! He is currently a secondary school student and is a leader among his peers as well as a leader in the classroom who consistently makes high marks. Emmanuel hopes to become a scientist one day and we have no doubt he will succeed in doing so! His teachers and headmistresses always speak highly of his strong moral character and academic ability
How you can help- For $460/year or $38/month, you will support sending Emmanuel to school, paying for books, tuition, extra class fees, food, school supplies, housing essentials, family support, and mentoring. Your donation will change the course of Emmanuel’s life pushing her to one day reach her goal of becoming a scientist and leader in her own community.