Ramatu was born in Paga in the Northern Region of Ghana, where there is a serious lack of access to education for girls. When Ramatu was two years old, she came to Accra to live with her auntie so she could get a quality education. Last year, her younger sister Lukaya also came to Accra to live with Ramatu and her auntie. Together, they live with their aunt and five cousins. Her auntie sells porridge by the roadside and is struggling financially to support her children and nieces from one small income.
Ramatu is now going into class 5. Her favorite subject in school is French. Ramatu’s teacher noticed how smart she was and nominated her for GEC this year.
“Education is important to me because I want to grow up and become a good person. I hope to take care of my mother, cousins and auntie. GEC can help me do this.”
For fun, Ramatu enjoys playing with friends, running and spending time with her cousins.
How you can help- For $500/year or $42/month, you will support sending Ramatu 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 Ramatu’s life pushing her to one day reach her goal of becoming a teacher and leader in her own community.