Sankofa International, Inc. (Sankofa) Awards Two Scholarships Under the New National Scholarship Program in Ghana – West Africa

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There's excitement in Ghana's air due to the success of this scholarship program.

On June 14, 2011, Patrick Affum (Northern Region) and Emmanuel Prempeh Junior (Ashanti Region), were selected, through a random public drawing, to receive full scholarships, both at the university level. Patrick, a 200 Level, Applied Chemistry student at the University for Development Studies in Tamale (Northern Region), receives a full scholarship for Levels 300 and 400. Emmanuel recently graduated from Kumasi Academy Senior High School and is awaiting WASSE results. A full four year scholarship awaits him. Scholarships include school fees, books, accommodations, and pocket money.                                                                    

On June 23, 2011, an orientation meeting was held for the scholarship recipients and family to discuss scholarship details.

The next registration cycle (Registration Cycle 2) begins September 16-18, in Accra. The complete registration scheduled can be viewed at http://www.sankofaintl.org

Individuals must register to have the opportunity to be selected for a full scholarship at the level of their choosing. The levels are Junior High, Senior High, and Tertiary, including advance degrees. Scholarships also include vocational and technical schools. The registration fee is 30 Ghana Cedis.

The Scholarship Program is managed by Sankofa, based in Washington, D.C., and Sankofa International Youth Ghana, a registered non-governmental organization in Ghana. Sankofa has been awarding full scholarships in Ghana since 2002.                                

In Ghana, the contact telephone numbers are: 024 0299137 or 026 2668637. The email address is: sankofayouthghana(at)sankofaintl(dot)org

Sankofa’s mission is to enhance the quality of life of Africans living in Africa, and it has been doing so since 1993. To accomplish this, Sankofa provides a consistent and organized foundation, along with the technical guidance and assistance needed so that problem areas can be addressed effectively and efficiently at the grass roots level. Short to mid-term, the expected outcome is continued growth and development to help ease everyday suffering of the people. Long-term, the expected outcome is the creation of communities and people who are self-sustaining.

Sankofa is a 501c(3) public charity.

Richard C. Willis, President and Chief Executive Officer
Yaw Fobi Agyapong, Treasurer
Everett W. Hackney, Secretary

P.O. Box 27174
Washington, D.C. 20038

Email: modelvillage(at)sankofaintl(dot)org

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