ABCDE Launches the Ghana Directory of Scholarships and Financial Assistance (GDSFA)

published on 14th Nov 2021     564 views


ABCDE (African Business Centre for Developing Education) in collaboration with the Graphic Communications Group, launches the Ghana Directory of Scholarships and Financial Assistance (GDSFA). The event which was held at the Ghana National Association of Teachers Hall in Accra was attended by some teachers, representatives from some educational stakeholder associations and the Deputy Minister for Education, Rev. John Ntim Fordjour together with the Deputy Minister for Education in charge of TVET, Madam Madam Gifty Twum-Ampofo. Also in attendance was the Chairman of ABCDE and Former Minister for Trade and Industry, Dr. Ekwow Spio-Garbrah.

 

Published yearly, GDSFA is a 200-page A4-size compendium of foreign and local sources of financial assistance and scholarships on offer to which Ghanaian students are eligible to apply. With a glossy cover appearance and a superb print quality, the Directory will make global financial resources available in the form of financial assistance and scholarship opportunities for students. Through this Directory, ABCDE brings the world to the fingertips of the average Ghanaian to ultimately change the narrative of the social and economic welfare of our country.

 

It is quite unfortunate how many students and parents struggle to pay for their children's education when there are opportunities all around them. Dr Ekwow Spio-Garbrah shared this when he stated that, “Most students realize how much free money is out there after already completing their studies. Beginning your journey towards scholarship is one of the best things that could happen to anyone who is passionate about education, including having dreams of a prosperous future.”  The directory was funded by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Days Saints and was supported by some corporate entities like MTN, Vivo Energy Ghana, Ecom, Afro-Arab Group of Companies,  Rabito, Pentecost University, GHLink, and Academic City.


The Directory is presented in six main sections to reflect the principal sources of scholarship and financial assistance funds available for Ghanaian students to access. They include:


      Ghana Government Scholarships

      Scholarships from Foundations, Trusts, and NGOs

      Corporate Scholarships and Financial Assistance

      Scholarships from Educational Institutions

      Religious Groups and Faith-Based Scholarships

      Scholarships from Foreign Governments and Embassies

 

“I trust that this publication will be used widely in all schools to enable students to easily identify Scholarships and Financial opportunities from multiple sources both in Ghana and abroad. I wish to encourage all Ghanaian students to take advantage of this innovation by reading about the range of scholarship opportunities available in this Directory.”, the minister of education through the Deputy Minister shared.

 

With a yearly circulation of 10,000 hard copies and a target of 50,000 eyeballs for Global Internet views over the ONE (1) year period for online subscribers composed mainly of students, parents, business decision-makers, entrepreneurs, members of the academia, government policy-makers, consultants, and other stakeholders in the educational sector. Funds raised from adverts and sponsorship will be used to support scholarship and financial aid seminars to be organized in senior high schools; polytechnics; and universities across the country to help train students to apply for scholarships. This includes engaging the students at various training sessions in their schools to develop their own scholarship essays, prepare their resumes, and complete scholarship application forms.

 

About ABCDE

ABCDE is a Pan-African non-governmental organization that focuses on helping the business community to deliver various services to the educational sector while providing the necessary inputs through mentorships, internships, and facilitation of scholarship opportunities across schools in Africa to meet the skills demand made by modern-day industries in today’s world of work.


Please follow the link to purchase the online version of the directory https://abcdeafrica.org/gdfsa









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