Cape Coast, 16th March, 2021, Giving back to Society is an obligation some people feel compelled to do after God has blessed them. Giving to the less privileged ensures that as the society grows, no one is left behind especially those who have the ability to study but don’t have the means to pay for education.
The government has implemented Free Senior High School education in Ghana. This has resulted in more High School graduates than the existing universities and colleges can absorb, thus leaving out poor but intelligent students who cannot pay for tertiary education. Thus, there are so many of the country’s less privileged persons who need financial assistance to help pay for tuition, housing, books and technological needs.
With this reality, Prof. Joseph E. Quansah and Dr. Elizabeth I. Quansah, who are Ghanaian-American couple residing in the United States of America, have been giving back to the Ghanaian society as a way of paying it forward, to support the less privileged in our society.
Their nonprofit foundation, The Joseph and Elizabeth Quansah (JEQ) Foundation has been assisting needy but academically excellent students to enroll into and complete various degree programs in several universities in Ghana for over a decade now.
This year, irrespective of the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, eight (8) students who are enrolled at various universities, including University of Cape Coast (UCC), Takoradi Technical University (TTU); Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST); University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS); and University of Development Studies (UDS), were offered full scholarships that covered their full tuition, accommodation and laptops.
At last week’s presentation ceremony held at the KNUST in Kumasi, Dr. Emmanuel Quansah, the Ashanti Regional representative for JEQ Foundation presented laptops on behalf of the foundation to the three JEQ Foundation Scholars enrolled in various programs at KNUST.
He urged all the beneficiaries to take their studies very seriously and that is the only guarantee of them continuing to benefit from the scholarship program.
Dr. Quansah emphasized that this was a life time opportunity that the students had all gotten and they needed to be grateful, work hard to be able to pay it forward to also support other poor but excellent college students in Ghana.
All the three laptop beneficiaries from KNUST: Samual Enyan, fourth year Economic student, Philip Nii Noi Nortey, second year economic student and Seth Adjei Pepprah, first year economic students thanked the foundation for their kind gesture and promised never to let them down. “We shall do our best, make the the foundation proud and also support others in the future”.
The 2020 JEQ Foundation Scholarship recipients are: Samuel Enyan Sr, Economics student (KNUST), Philip Nii Noi Nortey, second year Political Science student (KNUST) and Seth Adjei Prempeh, first year Economic student (KNUST) and Hildagard Maisha Musah, third year Procurement Management student (TTU).
The rest are Thomas Benson, second year Chemistry with a minor in Biology student (UCC), Daniel Walker, first year Medical School Student (UCC), Kudjoe Manfred, second-year Medical School Student (UDS) and Millicent Yedu Acquah, first year Nursing student at University of Health and Allied Sciences (UHAS).
Special thank you to the JEQ Foundation’s Board of Directors, USA, our cherished donors, (USA) and our outstanding Ghanaian Representatives: Mrs. Christina Blankson, Western and Central Regions, Mr. Michael Nartey, Greater Accra and Northern Regions, Dr. Emmanuel Quansah, Ashanti Region, Mr. Patrick Nyarkoh, Accra, and to all our volunteers, media partners and supporters.
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