Godwin grew up in the Volta Region (a southern region in Ghana) with both of his parents, his three brothers and three sisters. He is the third oldest in his family. His father only attended up to primary school and is a welder. His mother also was only able to attended primary school and is a trader, selling food provisions. His family moved to Accra when he in junior secondary school in hopes of getting better jobs.
Upon moving to Accra his parents were taking care of the six siblings and seven other family members that stayed with them. Godwin’s father is not always able to find work so money is very limited to support the seventeen people in the household. Due to the fact that Godwin’s parents did not have money for a home they had to “squat” on a piece of land that was owned by another family. Squatting left the family unsure of how long their living situation would last.
Godwin came into the program on the pleas of teachers at GEC’s biggest partner school. Godwin’s teacher boosted of what an exceptional student he was. Upon entering the program Godwin has been nothing but impressive going as far as to start a youth outreach club modeled after GEC in his high school.
How you can help- For $2,000/year or $168/month, you will support sending Godwin 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 Godwin’s life pushing her to one day reach her goal of becoming a doctor and leader in her own community.