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Vivian and Gloria Defy all Odds

Our two pending recipients (Vivian and Gloria) yet to enter college have finally been able to

make it to the university after having sat examinations to rewrite subjects they undertook in high

school. This shows they did not give up in wanting to reach their academic goals.

Vivian is a self-motivated and determined lady who is willing to go the extra mile to achieve her

goals. After sitting for the West Africa Senior Certificate Examination (WASSCE) in 2017, she

applied for college at the University of Ghana, Legon and the Kwame Nkrumah University of

Science and Technology, KNUST but she could not gain admission because she failed in her

Math subject. Due to financial constraint at home, Vivian took up a job opportunity at a forex

bureau in order to save to rewrite the exam; she took the exam on three different occasions until

she succeeded on the third attempt and applied to Legon and KNUST again. Vivian finally

gained admission to the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology in the

2020/2021 academic year. She has had to wait for at least three years after completion of high

school to gain admission to college and she is currently reading BA English at the said


Just like Vivian, Gloria also had issues as regards her results after sitting the WASSCE in 2018.

So she also had to re-sit some of her papers and later applied to the University of Education,

Winneba where she has gained admission on this 2020/2021 academic year. Gloria has also had

her fair share of struggles when her dad whom she had never met before passed away. A

maternal aunt had taken on the responsibility of caring for her from infancy; she took care of her

education from kindergarten to senior high school but she is unable to help with college tuition

since she is retired and she has children of her own she cares for. Gloria developed an interest in

helping children with special needs so she chose to study Community Based Rehabilitation and

Disability Studies, which she is currently undertaking at the University of Education, Winneba.

The TWII Foundation has made it possible for such girls from under-privileged backgrounds to

also be the first in their families to go to and through college successfully.


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