29.2 C
Tuesday, September 26, 2023

Related stories

Alan Kyerematen faults Ofori-Atta for Ghana’s economic woes

Former Minister of Trade and Industry, Alan Kyerematen, has...

12 businesses found guilty of VAT infractions by GRA

Section 41 of the Value Added Tax Act stipulates...

US$620m loan from LITASCO to GNPC yet to be approved by parliament – Energy minister

The planned US$620 million loan from Lukoil International Trading...

Tanker drivers threatened by local delivery of Sentuo Oil

The Tanker Drivers Union has expressed concern about the...

A dollar goes for GHS11.60 at forex, BoG interbank rates at GHS11.08

The Bank of Ghana's Interbank forex rates for September...

BoG has capacity to offer liquidity to banks – Governor

Governor of the Bank of Ghana, Dr. Ernest Addison,...

Assets in financial industry increases by 95%

From the end of 2017 to 2022, the nominal...


The physically challenged Ghanaian youngster hopes to advance science

At the age of seven, Veronica Obenewaa began experiencing all she currently deals with.

She had just awoken from sleep when she became aware of an abnormally severe discomfort in her waist.

- Advertisement -

She didn’t know that the agony would eventually render her permanently immobile because she thought it was just something that will go away soon.

Although she frequently had an outgoing and upbeat attitude on life, Veronica’s infirmity altered the course of her life and forced her to keep to herself and stay inside.

- Advertisement -

Years on, Veronica has to come to terms with her new reality. Along the way, she returned to school at the St. Louis Senior High School at Kumasi in the Ashanti Region.

During her time at the school, her quest to study General Science, although challenging, did not stop her from aspiring to be even more.

- Advertisement -

Her perseverance saw her become the protocol prefect of her school.

From secondary school, Veronica who is now 26-years-old went searching for a university that was disability-friendly. A friend then advised her to inquire about Ashesi University, one of Ghana’s prestigious private tertiary institutions.

Luck being on her side, she eventually gained admission into the university, where she now reads computer science, even as she aspires to become a cyber security analyst.

She expects this experience to lead her on a new learning curve.

As part of efforts to help Veronica navigate her way through campus, the university’s Financial Aid Office acquired a motorised wheelchair for her.

In her brief remarks about her journey, as captured on the school’s Facebook page, Veronica shared, “I am always looking to improve myself as a person. That way, people would be forced to look beyond my disability and see my capabilities.”

Latest stories