Public Health Scholarship: Meet Nicholas Bonseh
My name is Nicholas Bonseh and I am 22 years of age. I completed secondary school in 2019 with good grades but due to financial challenges I started my tertiary education late as a self funded student. After secondary school, I worked with a local bank as a mobile banker for two years to raise money which I used to buy my university application form and pay for my admission fees.
My academic life has been rough since I started school. I started paying for my school fee from secondary school. At secondary school, the school fee wasn't that much, so I sold charcoal every vacation to raise money to pay my school fees and buy my basic needs. Things became tough in my two years at tertiary because of the volume of money I need to pay as fees, food, and rent accommodation.
As a result of this pressure in school, I was compelled to take up a night security guard job in addition to schooling. The grades I obtain fall far below my potential which result from the financial pressure on me. I am determined to change this narrative with education by working in the public health services with the knowledge I acquire.
The living condition of my parents is gradually improving since they decided to move and settle at New Longoro and started working with True Moringa. I believe the True Moringa scholarship will be a real game changer in my life and the lives of my family.