Philanthropist donates to students of single parents

Philanthropist donates to students of single parents

●Ms Naomi Danso, mother (left) and Akosua Danso (middle) presenting the scholarship
to Benjamin Afful

Akosua Kyerewaa Danso through her group, LendAhand Disability Organisation in the United States  of America (USA), has donated GHc4,000 to two students  of single parents at Tarkwa Senior High School (TARSCO) in the Tarkwa -Nsuaem Municipality of the Western Region.

The beneficiaries, Charles Asare and Benjamin Afful, final year students, each received GHc2,000,  under the Grace Karikari scholarship awards.

The presentation formed part of the 60th anniversary of TARSCO held at Tarkwa last  Saturday,  to honour pioneers  of the school.

In an interview with The Spectator, Akosua explained that the donation was to  honour  her grandmother, Madam Grace Karikari, who was a single parent, raised about  14 children without any fixed tuition or help from anyone.

 “I came from the US  to present scholarship   to Charles and Benjamin, as an  honour to  my grandmother, Grace. I thought I would  make a legacy here. My mother and uncles attended TARSCO.”

Already, Akosua who has lived  most her life  in the US,  and attending  College at Syracuse, New York, USA, said, her foundation, LendAhand, had  previously donated  and  helped needy  students  and   sponsored the tuition of a blind student.

She told The Spectator, that she had again  donated white  canes to  blind  students in Ghana and  some items  during COVID -19 pandemic.

Akosua added “People had to quit school because they didn’t have devices. So I donated two laptops, two phones to students,  broadly, the  foundation seeks   to assist  all students including  those  with disabilities or  disadvantaged.

“We seek to help them reach the same level as their peers in order to succeed. The scholarship  is  to help others and encourage them to do  more .”

Madam Naomi Danso,  Akosua’s mother and TARSO old student, explained that,  the two students selected  must come from a single family home with one parent dead.

She indicated that  10  of her siblings  including herself,  attended TARSCO  and were all taken care of by Mrs Grace Karikari,

Akosua, since 2020, had made donations  to the  disabled and  needy students in Ghana.

“In 2021,during the International menstrual hygiene week celebration, Akosua donated  six months worth of sanitary products to 100 students at the Wa School for the Blind in the Western Region and Adjei Kojo School of the Deaf in the Greater Accra Region,” Naomi added.

From Clement Adzei Boye, Tarkwa

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