The dream of 17-year-old Abdul Hamid Ibrahim to become a mining engineer has come alive after Black Stars and Newcastle midfielder, Christian Atsu paid his university admission fees.
Hamid, from the mining town of Obuasi in the Ashanti region of Ghana had 7A’s in his West African Senior Secondary Certificate Examination,WASSCE, but because his mother, Hajaratu Osman invested her savings with one of Ghana’s ailing banks, there was no way the young man could have achieved his dreams, as all efforts by the mother to retrieve her money had proven futile.
After hearing of the CCF Educational Support Scholarship which has Christian Atsu as a sponsor, Abdul Hamid and his mother rushed to Accra to access the scholarship.
The young man was full of joy as he received the scholarship and money to return to Obuasi to prepare for school. “I am highly grateful to Christian Atsu for his support. Without him, I was going to stay at home”, the teary young man told crimecheckghana
His mother was full of joy, “may God bless Christian Atsu and give him more football playing years. He has brought hope to my son”
The CCF Educational Support Scholarship targets brilliant but needy students in Ghana who cannot make it to the university because of financial difficulties.