Video: Akufo-Addo gives full scholarship to 20-year-old visually impaired UCC student after he heard her sad story

A level 100 visually impaired student of the Cape Coast University, Faustina Takyi, has been awarded full scholarship from President Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.

Tokyo shared her emotional story with TV3 and that caught the attention of President Akufo-Addo who in turn directed the scholarship secretariat to give her a full scholarship for her to continue her education.

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According to Faustina, she lost her sight at age 13 when a friend bit her eye while playing with her.

After Faustina lost her sight, her 60-year-old unemployed mother, Esi, has since been the one taking care of her and two other siblings with occasional support from good Samaritans.

The aforementioned story was shared on Mother’s Day on TV3 to celebrate Faustina’s mother for her efforts in taking care of them 20 years after her husband got missing on a fishing voyage.

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On May 12, 2020, the Municipal Chief Executive for Mfantsiman, Kenneth Kelly Essuman and some officials of the Scholarship Secretariat visited the home of Faustina to announce the offering of the scholarship to her.

The team went back to the house four days later to officially present the scholarship letter, a laptop and a mobile phone to Faustina who hopes to become a teacher one day.

Her Mother was also presented with some cash as well.


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