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Two Girls Become the First in their Family to Graduate College

On this International Day of the Girl, we are thrilled to announce the completion and graduation of two young women: Christina and Christiana.

Both students are a part of our third cohort of emergency fund scholars, which is provided to students who were already enrolled in school but due to a sudden change in their circumstances can no longer afford to attend. The TWII Foundation intervenes and provides them with the support they need to get through the finish line. We celebrate the 6 girls we have helped to graduate college through this program.

Christina Seiwaa Akoto (pictured above) received a bachelor of Science from the University of Cape Coast in regional planning and geography. She will be completing her national service at the Physical Planning Department of the Ga South Municipal Assembly. Christina is the first girl in her family to go to and through college.

In her words:

I come from a family of six. I am the last of four children; three girls and a boy. My graduation from the university is one achievement I am very proud of. I am the first girl in my family to have graduated from the university. I am very passionate about solving environmental problems and challenges of unplanned settlement with the knowledge I have acquired. My graduation from the university is the first step towards achieving this aim. I am very glad that I made my family and my sponsors proud. It was my mother's dream to have all of her children go to college, but only two of her children -myself and my brother made it to college. Thank you so much Auntie Sally for making my mother’s dream come true. I hope to inspire many girls with my story.

Christiana Akotowaa received a bachelor of commerce from the University of Cape Coast in accounting. She will be spending her national service year at the AKF foundation serving girls from low income backgrounds across Ghana. Christiana is the first girl in her family to go to and through college.

In her words:

As a young girl with high hopes of becoming a Chattered Accountant and Entrepreneur, completing the University has really set up a good pace for me to pursue this dream of mine.

Being in the University has not only given me intellectual experience but also practical experiences. It has also given me a lot of opportunities to meet different people with different types of mindsets and in all these, I have been able to really network with my fellow mates.

Completing College has also certified me to write the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (I.C.A.G) professional exams and if I go through this successfully, I would be the chartered accountant I have always had the passion for.

Completing College has also given me the license to pursue my Masters' degree and beyond.

Lastly, it has made me a proud young girl who is a degree holder and who can use the certificate to achieve many things in life.

Thank you.

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