MEET FELIX: A policeman in the making!
I had the pleasure of speaking with Felix's uncle (who is also his guardian) recently. I have begun reaching out directly to the families of nKoso students and was pleased to speak with Felix's uncle.
He shared with me that Felix's education was initially disrupted due to lack of familial support after the death of his mother. He was living in a very rural area where his education was not made a priority. At the age of 13 Felix should be in the 8th grade, but he is currently in the 5th grade.
His uncle, a man who believes in education, took it upon himself to care for and ensure that Felix receives a proper education. He brought Felix to Dormaa Ahenkro, Ghana and enrolled him at St. Cecilia Educational Centre. He was not sure how he would be able to afford the cost but took the responsibility regardless. Luckily our partnership with St. Cecilia connected us to Felix, and his uncle has expressed much gratitude to nKoso and all those that have helped make Felix's education a guarantee!
Felix is a bright, young student who likes learning English and hopes to be a police officer one day. His uncle is hopeful that he can provide a more sustainable future for Felix and works hard to support his education. We were able to successfully raise funds for Felix's education in the 2013-2014 and are now working to raise funds for the 2014-2015 school year.
I personally believe that Felix now has a future and is receiving a quality education. His hope of becoming a police officer is in progress to becoming a reality. After hanging up the phone with Felix's uncle, I paused for a moment and again realized how significant what we're doing is for these young kids and families. We are bring hope, empowerment, and support. I think that is one of the best gifts we have to offer.