- Adolph Edem Awutey
Among the 60 students already studying with Bayport Ghana scholarships, Adolph Edem Awutey stands out as a remarkable success story. Adolph is in his final year at the University of Ghana reading economics and statistics. Coming from a poor community in the Volta Region, Adolph did so well in his BECE exams that he gained admission into Achimota School, one of the top senior high schools in Ghana.
Two years ago, Bayport management gave Adolph a Samsung Notebook to assist him in his studies and in 2013 he did an internship at the Kokomlemle Branch. In addition to his university studies, Adolph is currently doing a professional course in management accounting, also with Bayport Savings and Loans’ assistance. He aspires to be an economist when he completes his education.
- Jerry Arthur
Bayport Savings and Loans awarded Jeremiah Arthur, a nine-year-old boy who was maimed when a vehicle crashed into his school compound in Takoradi, a scholarship covering his tuition fees until he graduates from university.
Arthur was innocently going about his activities in school when the vehicle, driven by a 62-year-old woman, veered off the road, skipped over a drain and entered the Garrison Basic School yard. The car pinned Jerry against a wall and amputated his leg.
The Ghana Armed Forces transferred Jerry to the 37 Military Hospital in Accra, where he received treatment for close to seven months before being discharged.
- KNUST College of Engineering Students Fund
Bayport Savings and Loans came to the aid of students of the College of Engineering of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), donating GHs20,000 as part of a student endowment package for gifted but needy students.
The package benefitted over 600 students and was issued in response to a request from the College.
- Making Learning Happen
The government of Ghana, through social intervention programmes such as school feeding schemes, free textbooks and free exercise books, has improved the enrolment rates in public schools, especially at kindergarten, primary and junior high school levels.
However, a daunting challenge that remains is the lack of quality school infrastructure, notably desks, leaving many school children to cope with broken desks or simply sitting on the floor.
An NGO Making Learning Happen, brought the situation to the attention of Bayport, who responded with a GHs10,000 donation – enough to supply 93 desks that can seat approximately 183 students. The desks were presented to the Ashaiman Presbyterian Basic School in Accra.