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Gifty Nyarko

In 2004, Gifty was homeless wandering the streets of Kumasi-Ghana.  Gladys Asamani, former Regional Director of Education in Kumasi, provided Gifty with housing through-out high school, and Sankofa gave Gifty a full high school scholarship.  In 2007, Gifty was given a full Sankofa scholarship, including housing, to attend Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST).  In June 2010, Gifty graduated from KNUST .  Unfortunately, after graduating, Gifty was, once again, homeless.  Sankofa stepped in immediately and provided Gifty with a single room, in a nice and safe environment, in Kumasi, for five years.

Benedicta Minlah

In 2008, Benedicta was awarded a full Sankofa scholarship to attend Accra Polytechnic in Accra-Ghana.  Housing was not included because Benedicta lived with relatives.  Unfortunately, with no warning, in 2009, Benedicta and her older brother (Augustine) found themselves homeless.  They had a home on Monday and no home on Tuesday.  This happened while Benedicta was in the middle of taking exams.  Sankofa immediately stepped in and provided Benedicta and Augustine with a single room, in a nice and safe environment, in Accra, for two years. 

Gifty entering her new home
For many of our students, the housing that we provide helps them to continue their education uninterrupted, without the worry of where they will live during this transition into becoming productive citizens of their community.

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