This holiday season, we invite you to support AAI’s Future Leaders Legacy Fund to provide smart, yet underresourced African students, with an opportunity to earn a bachelor’s degree at top-performing African universities. Our scholars are the first in their family to attend university.
Meet Benjamin Kusi, Legacy Fund Scholar at Ashesi University in Ghana
A determined and principled young man from Ghana, Benjamin attended a low-ranking junior high school, but through perseverance and hard work, he was accepted into and graduated from one of Ghana’s most prestigious secondary schools.
Today, he is studying computer science at Ashesi University. Benjamin is one of eight siblings, and is the first in his nuclear family to attain an university education. He aspires to establish his own website and software development company to help reduce the unemployment rate in Ghana.
In speaking about his hopes for the future, Benjamin said:
I see myself making an impact in the lives of young people. That’s making young people know that until they change their mindset about their lives, their lives will still remain the same; and teaching them leadership values in such a way that they would become leaders who would be much more concerned about responsibility than entitlement.
Support our Year End campaign this holiday season to raise $10,000 to invest in the Future Leaders Legacy Fund to ensure that two African students, like Benjamin, can each receive a full, four-year scholarship to attend the best universities that Africa has to offer. The fundraising campaign will also raise an additional $5,500 to train nurses at William V.S. Tubman University’s Nursing Program in Liberia.
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Amini Kajunju, President & CEO
Join with AAI as, together, we ensure that Africa’s greatest resource, its people, have access to places of learning and innovation in the African university system.