Very impressive for a young man living in modern-day Ghana.
He over as the head of the school in 2009, and pushed for the establishment of Junior High Session for the School with the help of the staff and the elders of the community. This year, he is excited to say that, the first batch of final year students are feverishly preparing for the Basic Education Certificate Examination, BECE.
Lets dive into a personal account of Ekow Simpson, has he gives as a 360 view of his life and work in Cape Coast, Ghana.
AFRANGUA COMMUNITY AND WORK CHALLENGES
The Afrangua community is a bit deprived economically, so most pupils don’t even have learning materials. I support in my own small way by soliciting for supports from friends for items such as Mathematical Set, School Uniforms, Exercise Books, and Story Books among others.
WHY AFRANGUA AND NOT ANY SCHOOL IN ACCRA, KUMASI, CAPE-COAST OR ANY OF THE BIGGEST CITIES.
Growing up, I always wanted to make a difference. Be where my impact would be felt most. I didn’t want to be part of the crowd, rather I wanted be a cloud to provide covering for those being scorched by the sun. I was made up for impact so with help of my Dad, I opted for Afrangua D/A Basic School and I must say I am making impact here than I could have if I were to be in Accra, Kumasi or any of the big towns or cities.
I feel fulfilled when I see the kids wake up every morning and walk to school.
My presence in the community continues to inspire both the young and old. It inspires the kids that they can also become like me or anybody they want to become. I am more or less a role model the pupils look up to.
I see great doctors, teachers, entrepreneurs and even presidents in the pupils of Afrangua. I just love them and I am putting in my best to make them better than me.