12/10/2018 by Prince Osei Akowuah 1 Comment
REACT’S FIRST UNIVERSITY STUDENT COURTESY OF OSEI-KUSI FOUNDATION (OKF)
By kind courtesy of Osei-Kusi Foundation (OKF) http://oseikusifoundation.org/
; an award¬-winning foundation that is helping to transform the lives of young people by providing them with the tools, resources and training they need to make a global impact,
REACT is proud to have its first University student Joseph Kwasi AkweteyREACT first met with Akwetey in 2016 at Old Ningo during a path-finding mission to Ghana and he fondly shared his sad story which moved us to deepen our bond. Joseph said he lost both parents at a tender age and has been supported by friends and extended family members who saw the potential in him. REACT bonded really well with Joseph as we both shared a common passion which is to help “Turn Disability into Ability Through Education” which he said energised him in all aspect of his life.
We kept touch over the months and supported Joseph in our own small way. However, Kwasi approached REACT for help with his excellent Senior High School results and said he was offered a place at the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in 2016 for Computer Engineering but due to lack of funds he could not accept the offer and has been home since drowning in his sorrows as the days and months go by.
REACT then contacted the director of OKF, Dr. Kofi Osei-Kusi for assistance for Joseph to take up the offer if it still exits. To our surprise due to Dr Osei-Kusi’s passion in youth development and education, Joseph was accepted by OKF upon further assessment. OKF took up all the travel cost back and forth to Kumasi and Accra on numerous occasions to prepare the ground for this famous day and to Joseph’s delight the offer was secured for him.
OKF then paid full fees and welfare for Joseph to start his dream journey into academia. REACT paid a courtesy call on Dr Kofi Osei-Kusi in his office in Accra in August 2018 to express our gratitude for the support and the trust his foundation has found in us so far. We also visited Joseph on campus to assure him of our continued support throughout this stimulating period and also urge him on during these challenging but exciting times ahead. See pictures of our two visits below.
Pictures by Stephen K. Yeboah