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 were girls who had taken their BECE and were awaiting results. Potential beneficiaries would have to pick up, fill and return an application form from basic school head teachers after their exams. Applications were sorted, after which shortlisted candidates were invited for interviews. The scholarship was only activated after the selected beneficiaries had received results of BECE and school placement information. Four girls had benefited since inception. A fifth girl, Patience Kuukang, who was visually impaired, had enrolled in the Akropong School for the Blind under the GEF.
Positive Effects by GEF
Emilia Kanga-Enie was one of the beneficiaries of the Girls Education Fund. In her own words she speaks about the positive effects of our support:
"This scholarship supported with basic school materials since when I was in Senior High School. Although I missed my dream of being a journalist, I am a proud final year student at the Jirapa Community Health Nursing Training School where I support the sick and poor with their health needs. I use my work to influence parents to enroll their children in school and also encourage pupils to learn hard to build a better future for them. There is no limitation to success except you are not determined. I am grateful for the support that inspired me and the contributors to this fund for making my dreams come true."