Joel is currently in Junior High at St. Cecilia Educational Centre

Amoateng joel

Age: 17

School: St. Ceciia


Joel is 17 years old and is in his first year of junior high school. He lives in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana. Children living in Sub-Saharan countries like Ghana are less likely to complete school. One in 6 leave school before 2nd grade. Joel lives in a rural community near the Ivory Coast border. Many members of the community are not formally educated and struggle to provide for themselves and their families. Even for students in school like Joel, it is difficult for parents to afford the cost. Joel attends an affordable private school; a school with a mission to serve the poor. Affordable private schools have become a trend in developing countries as the public school systems are struggling to adequately educate the vast number of young people. Despite being tuition free, public schools typically have a number of hidden fees that can be just as difficult to pay as tuition to a private school. Most parents would struggle to pay a bit more for a quality education.

Joel is a smart and energetic student whose favorite subject is integrated science. He loves to play football (soccer) and admires an Argentine professional soccer player named Lionel Messi. He wants to be a bank manager when he is older. Joel lives with his mother and two siblings. His father abandoned the family a number of years ago. His mother is a farmer who helps pay for Joels' school tuition by selling produce from her small farm.

Joel's mother is struggling to make ends meet, let alone send him to school. Even a donation as little as $5 can help provide a year of education for Joel and relieve some burden from his mother.


Student Release

Completed on 01/21/14

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Completed on 01/21/14

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Donors (10)

Default gravatar Alicia Lane - $10 on 07/25/2013

Default gravatar Anonymous Donor - $50 on 07/28/2013

Default gravatar Anonymous Donor - $20 on 07/28/2013

Default gravatar Anonymous Donor - $10 on 07/28/2013

Default gravatar Anonymous Donor - $10 on 07/28/2013

Default gravatar BabyShakes - $20 on 07/28/2013

Default gravatar Anonymous Donor - $10 on 08/02/2013

Default gravatar Anonymous Donor - $8 on 08/09/2013

Default gravatar Anonymous Donor - $10 on 08/23/2013

Default gravatar Alicia Lane - $10 on 08/29/2013


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