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.
His mother, Joycelin Selina Lewii, single-handedly took care of Kofi and three others. Although his mother is an Administrator in one of the nation’s public universities, paying Kofi’s school fees and taking care of the rest in school became a difficulty for which she approached CRAN for assistance so that Kofi could be helped to realise his dream and fulfill his desire for the development of Ghana.
Being the first of three children, Kofi was born on 24th November, 1989 at Cape Coast and aspires to be a scholar and a renowned medical officer for Ghana. Kofi is currently pursuing Medicine in Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and technology – School of Medical Science and says, “Coming from a family of four and being raised by a single parent obviously had it challenges. Especially when it came to the paying of school fees and pocket money for school, yet there was that inward determination to succeed and realize my dream of becoming a medical doctor anyway as fate will have it, I was very fortunate to have had scholarship from an NGO I knew very little about (CRAN), I basically want to say a very big thank you to CRAN. Now I’m a medical student at KNUST-SMS (school of medical science) on my way to making the dream a reality.