Amanda Walters


The Next Woman Doctor in the Offing: The Story of Amanda Walters Amanda is a fourteen year old pupil of the University of Cape Coast Junior High School in the Central Region aspiring to be the next woman medical doctor who could help save lives and alleviate the sick and the weary.

This hope could have been averted some years ago when she unfortunately lost the father to the icy hands of death. The immature demise of the father has resulted in her drop out from school for some time because the only source of livelihood which the father left behind to support the family has been ceased from the mother. Continue reading “Amanda Walters”

Socrates Dzinyakpor


Socrates Dzinyakpor. Eguafo Abrem Senior High School. Father: Secretary, Centre for National Culture, Cape Coast. Mother: Sells Gari.

CRAN: sponsored him since he was 7 years old. Stopped at age 16 (after he completed Junior High School). Parents had no money, so CRAN agreed to carry on supporting him. (e.g. his parents could have paid some fees, but they wouldn’t have been able to pay in full. Many students aren’t able to pay right through till after the exams and are kicked out of school. Continue reading “Socrates Dzinyakpor”

Kofi Amoako Siaw


But for the timely intervention of the Christian Rural Aid Network (CRAN), the hopes and aspiration of a dreamer and visionary person like Kofi Amoako Siaw would have been dashed in the middle of his senior high school education. One would think that having a father who is an Assistant Registrar of a renowned private university in Ghana would help Kofi to go through education with no difficulty. But the desires of Kofi’s heart were interrupted when the mother and father separated about fifteen (15) years ago. Kofi’s woes amplified when the father remarried and cared less about his affairs, including his education and wellbeing. Continue reading “Kofi Amoako Siaw”

Portia Addo


Many would have thought that aspiring to the position of a sought-after musician would not involve any efforts in making the goals achievable. But Portia Addo, an eleven-year-old pupil of Abakam CRAN Presbyterian School in the Central Region thought otherwise.

Portia believes that access to opportunities offered in school would give her the leverage in life to become a reputable gospel musician. Portia also wishes to engage in social work to support street children especially those needy ones in the rural communities and other parts of the country to have access to basic education as part of her contribution towards the development of the Ghanaian society. Continue reading “Portia Addo”

CRAN Accountant – A Past Beneficiary Of CESS Tells His Story

My name is Felix Dzikunu. I had my basic education in Cambridge Preparatory Basic School in Mankesim. Unfortunately, my father died when l was just 4 years old, and my mom who was a petty trader was left alone to cater for me and my 5 other siblings. My mom was a petty trader selling goods like net and cement papers hence her income was woefully inadequate to cater for my education and the basic needs of my other siblings. Though she was determined that l receive quality education, for lack of funds l would have dropped out of school if she had not encountered CRAN. Continue reading “CRAN Accountant – A Past Beneficiary Of CESS Tells His Story”

Gbagbo George Atsu


Hi my name is Gbagbo George Atsu a student of Nurses Training College Ho. And I am one of the beneficiaries of CRAN. This noble organization came to my aid some six years ago by the intervention and hard work of Mr. and Mrs. Abiw and Mr. Sebastain Agbodzi Ike who am very grateful to for their love and care they showed me all this years. Since I became part of this big family there are number of great benefits and services that I enjoyed and this among paying of may school fees from the secondary level up to the tertiary. Continue reading “Gbagbo George Atsu”