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"Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacle which one has overcome while trying to succeed" Booker T Washington

Our first feature...Emmanuel Mantey of Obuasi, in the Ashanti Region of Ghana


Emmanuel was selected three years ago with a request by Caleb Page, President and CEO of GFUUPSS... to find a deserving young man or woman in one of the poorest areas of Ghana....someone highly motivated and desirous of higher education. We find the Emmanuel's story very compelling and worthy of being the first lead story on GFUUPSS website. Emmanuel has been awarded a full 4-year scholarship by GFUUPSS to attend the Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School, and will graduate in 2014.

Emmanuel story is not unique, and could be found in any country...from Africa to the Caribbean to South the United States and United Kingdom ...where lack of opportunity to the poor and minorities still exist. Emmanuel's story in his own word is presented below. Please contribute to our global efforts...our goal is, EACH ONE TEACH ONE. If we provide similar academic scholarships worldwide, for boys and girls... EACH ONE TEACH ONE WILL BECOME A REALITY.  

Emmanuel Mantey's Story.

My name is Emmanuel Mantey, 18years old. I stay with my aunt Agnes Ayisi in Obuasi located in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. Kennedy Mantey and Victoria Mansa Korba are my parents. My father happens to be a farmer and my mother is also a seamstress who I believe was her first priority of ambition in life. My parents are living in my hometown called Kwaboanta, a village near Suhum Kraboa--Coal tar which is found in the Eastern Region of Ghana Emmanuel Mantey was born on the 3rd October 1995 in a village called Kwaboanta as mentioned above.

I was nurtured and trained by my parents who always talked to me about my left eye that when I was born it was closed and for that matter both has struggled hard by hook or crook to get my left eye open so that it doesn't have any adverse effect on me in the near future The family type of mine is nuclear. That is my mother, father and 3 children all boys of which I am the second born...Benjamin Kabutey the eldest and Stephen Tei Larbi the youngest.

We were all schooling at my village and at the age of 8 my auntie came for me to go and stay with her in the city (Obuasi). But now elder brother is jobless due to his abnormalities and my younger brother is now in Junior High School (JHS) 3 who has reached his final year and is about to write his Basic Education Certificate Examination (BECE) as I have gone through before. My family in the village will have to work hard on the very cocoa and maize farms to earn a living and also depends on my mother's skills and techniques in her dressmaking before we can feed.

I was moved by the suffering and hardship my parents have to go through before even feeding the whole family. So I took my studies seriously when I went to stay with my auntie in the city with all the commitment, discipline and hard work. But there was this adage that I did not overlook and it says "Discipline is indispensable in all endeavors in life". This was the key element I endured when I was schooling in the city and has helped me to enter the senior high school.

Emmanuel Mantey is now schooling at Aggrey Memorial A.M.E. Zion Senior High School, a highly respected institutional school founded in Cape Coast in the Central Region of Ghana. I am now pursuing general science as a student course of studies with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and Mathematics as my electives. But I am finding it quite difficult with moving in line with physics and biology.

All the same I am aspiring to become a great architectural designer and computer scientist so that I might be able to design the best and astounding building ever known in the world. These are my highest achievements and priorities I ought to attain in life and hoping to come out successfully. As I said in my previous mail that I will send the pictures and grades to you in a week or two because if I don't do so you might think I not going to school. In Ghana if you don't go to school one would not get a job to do and he would be miserable and hopeless all his life till he enter his grave as a natural phenomenon God has laid down. That is everyone will die once.  Thanks for this special offer and I hope you will be excited after reading this piece of information. See you and have a nice day.

This is my favorite quote.  In life do your best and leave the rest.  Also your efficiency without God's sufficiency is a deficiency. Mantey.

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