The International Needs Child Assistance Programme (INCAP) continues to create opportunities for young people. We are excited to share the story of Christian Madugu who would have dropped out of school but for the intervention of INCAP.
Christian’s dream of becoming a chartered accountant is on course. He is presently studying accounting at the University of Professional Studies in Accra, following a brilliant performance at the West Africa Senior Secondary Certificate Examination (WASSCE).
Recalling his struggles through schooling, Christian noted that he relocated to Agave-Kuve in South Tongu District of the Volta Region to live with his grandmother, who had 15 other dependents. Christian was enrolled in class three at the Kuve Global D/A Basic School.
Life was difficult for him; he most often came to school on an empty stomach. There were times he had to miss lessons because he left school for home to get food. All these affected his academic performance.
However, after a year in school his situation began to change. He received support from INCAP and was therefore entitled to educational aid which included school supplies and a hot meal each school day. His academic performance began to improve greatly. He excelled in his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) and proceeded to Senior High School still supported by INCAP. With his educational needs catered for, Christian had the peace of mind to study. His academics experienced a steady rise culminating in very impressive results at the West Africa Senior School Certificate Examination (WASSCE). His sponsors were so thrilled with his performance that they have decided to continue to support him even at the tertiary level. (INCAP usually terminates after Senior High School)
Prior to enrolling at the University, Christian regularly visited his former school, Kuve D/A Global Basic School to teach.