Together with 4 donors we made sure Felix's school cost was paid for the 2013-2014 academic school year! Now we are fundraising for Felix's 2014-2015 academic year.
Since being accepted to nKoso in the spring of 2013, we have learned that Felix's education was initially disrupted due to lack of familial support. His mother passed away and he was living in a very rural area where his education was not made a priority. His uncle noticed that he was not being appropriately educated and took it upon himself to care for Felix. He brought him to Dormaa Ahenkro and enrolled him at St. Cecilia Educational Centre. He was not sure how he would be able to afford education, but took the responsibility regardless. He has expressed much gratitude to nKoso and all those that have helped make Felix's education a guarantee!
Felix is a 13 year old 5th grader in Ghana. There are 72 million primary school children world-wide that are not in school and half of them live in Sub-Saharan African countries like Ghana. Felix lives in a rural community in the Brong Ahafo region of mid-western Ghana. He is enrolled at St. Cecilia Educational Centre, an affordable private school. These affordable private schools are becoming increasingly popular in developing countries. Although the government in Ghana provides "free" public education, there are a number of hidden fees that create a similar burden to families as a tuition fee from a private school.
Felix is a bright, young student who likes learning English and hopes to be a police officer one day. His mother died a few years ago and his father left his family, so Felix is cared for by an uncle. His uncle works an educator. In Felix's community it can be difficult for a two income home to provide for the needs of the family, so imagine the challenge that Felix's uncle has in providing a basic and quality education for Felix on his own. His uncle is hopeful that he can provide a more sustainable future for Felix and works hard to support his education.
Together we can guarantee Felix's education this year by contributing $130. Felix's uncle will be able to more aptly care for Felix if he is no longer burdened by paying a school fee. Donating any amount will make a difference to Felix!