Born in Adaklu-Goefe on 11th June, 1989 by Mr. Samuel Kwaku Deku and Mrs. Mercy Kuyorwu, I respond to Godsway Deku. Peasant farming is the most predominant activity of the village. From this, one could infer that my parents are peasant farmers as well. I happen to be the seventh of the nine children they have given birth to.
I had my primary education in Gbi Central Roman Catholic Boys’ School in Hohoe. I then moved on to its Junior High School where I completed in 2007. Thereafter I was given Bishop Herman College which is strictly a boarding school. I could not have entered the school but for my integrated science teacher in J.H.S. who was then the younger brother of the headmaster. He personally wrote a letter explaining the financial problem hindering my education. He, on two occasions took me to the school. The headmaster sympathetically allowed me to be a day student which I remained for my four year study period in Bishop Herman College. I came out with flying colours in 2011.
Inspite of this success, I was unanimously asked to consider College of Education as my next destination on the academic ladder due to financial difficulties. Though this decision was too heavy for me to bear, I raised no objections, knowing the situation on the ground.
At the same time when the university forms were being sold, I met Izwe Ghana Limited’s scholarship publication in the Daily Graphic via the magic of reading. I quickly called my elder brother who helped me go through the process of application.
In June 2012, while I was aboard a car from Aflao to Ho, I received the life changing call informing me that I was selected as one of the beneficiaries of the scholarship. On July 16, 2012; my scholarship package was presented to me together with nine other students.
Today, by the financial assistance from Izwe Ghana Limited, I find myself in School of Nursing, University of Ghana.
Benedict Bless Asafo
Benedict Bless Asafo is my name. I was born on the 17th of November 1989 to Mr. Samuel K Asafo and Madam. Peace Ami Matrevi all are farmers residing at Kute-Buem in the Jasikan District of the Volta Region where I was born. They are all natives of Agotime- Kpetoe (Akumase) also in the Volta region of Ghana. I am the last and the twenty-fifth born for my Father but the last and ninth for my Mother.
As a young and growing child, I spent most of my infant life with my parents at Kute-Buem. I started my primary education at Kute Local Authority Primary School (District Assembly Primary School) in 1995.I continued my education and obtained my Basic Education certificate Examination in 2004.I was chosen by E.P Senior Secondary school, Hohoe to further my second cycle education but due to financial constraints I could not make it. I moved to Hohoe to live with my sister Grace Asafo in this same year (2004).Because She was a trader I needed to help her so as to gather some money for school. The following year (2005) which I supposed to go to the school, was also not conducive on my side. Due to the same problem I could not go in that year too. With the fear that I might be drop- out, I thought it wise to go back to Junior Secondary School. In 2005 I went back to J.S.S. (Two) at Gbi Central R.C. Boys’ Junior Secondary School. I completed in 2007.
I was placed again at E.P. Senior Secondary School, Hohoe. I was making preparation towards the school when my sister Christine Asafo, a teacher, came that I should rather move to Agotime-Kpetoe for my second cycle education. I had no choice than to heed to her advice. I entered Agotime Senior High School on the 7th of January 2008 to pursue Business Accounting. I completed on the 18th of May 2011.
I never thought I will go to the university for my sister could not afford the tuition. That was when I saw the Izwe scholarship in the newspaper. With the help of my sister, I applied to the fund and to my greatest joy got the scholarship. I am currently at the University of Ghana, Legon, studying Mathematics, Economics and Computer Science.
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