Girls Education Fund (GEF) Project
The Girls Education Fund (GEF) was instituted in 2011 to support needy but brilliant girls from deprived homes to access secondary education and beyond. Target beneficiaries are girls who have taken their BECE and are awaiting results. Potential beneficiaries would have to pick up, fill and return an application form from basic school head teachers after their exams. Applications are sorted, after which shortlisted candidates are invited for interviews. The scholarship is only activated after the selected beneficiaries have received results of BECE and school placement information. Four girls have benefited since inception. A fifth girl, Patience Kuukang, who is visually impaired, has just enrolled in the Akropong School for the Blind under the GEF.