Christian Madugu is rising steadily toward his vision of becoming a Chartered Accountant. Christian, an alumnus of Kuve, D/A Global Basic School looks into the future with great excitement as he pursues a professional accounting qualification with the Institute of Chartered Accountants, (ICA) Ghana.

Chris, a beneficiary of support from the International Needs Child Assistance Programme (INCAP), completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting at the University of Professional Studies, Accra (UPSA) in 2023. Currently, he is fulfilling his one-year national service at the Dodowa District Hospital.

Christian’s relationship with International Needs Ghana (INGH) dates back to his pre-school days when he was enrolled on INCAP at Kuve, an INGH Project community in the South Tongu District.

He recounts that he went through tough times as a child; he lived with his grandfather who had 17 other children to fend for throughout his education at Kuve D/A Global Basic School where INGH got in touch with him.  

Later, he moved to live with his mother, who struggled with health issues during his Senior High School education at Dabala Senior High School. INGH continued to support him with educational materials, monthly groceries, mentoring, and psychosocial support.

 In his determination to ensure that the INCAP support pays off, Christian denied himself certain basic things. Interacting with a group of SHS students, Christian revealed certain sacrifices he has made to get this far:

“Although I had a student mattress there were times, I refused to lie on it. I did not want to get comfortable and oversleep. Anytime I turned and felt the hard floor in the middle of my sleep I would wake up and pick up my books”

His hard work paid off as he excelled in the West Africa Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (WASSCE) and gained admission to the UPSA. Christian’s exemplary academic exploits secured him a rare opportunity of support throughout his studies at UPSA.

At Dodowa, amidst his responsibilities as a national service person, he allocates time to arrange vacation classes for Senior High School students.

Christian is deeply grateful for the support he received from International Needs, stating that 

          “International Needs brought me out of the mud and placed me at the top.”