This year there was considerable competition for the Friends of Wechiau Senior High School scholarships, with 30 applicants from 8 different primary schools.
It is good to see how primary education in the Wechiau Community Hippo Sanctuary has expanded over the years, with more young people coming forward to extend their education. This year six students were selected to receive scholarships which will assist them in their studies away from their home. Although the Ghanaian Government now pays the school fees for senior high school there are still additional costs and the scholarship are important to enable these young people to concentrate on their studies. Only one young women out of the six, this year, achieved high enough grades to be considered for a scholarship which demonstrates there is still a long way to go to achieve gender equality. But we will continue to promote more women to succeed in their studies.