The Archbishop Andoh Education Endowment Fund has awarded bursaries to 49 students selected from the various deaneries in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra at Queen of Peace Hall, Madina.

The fund for the past 25 years has been of massive support to needy but brilliant students in the Catholic Archdiocese of Accra from Basic to Tertiary level of education including Technical and Vocational education and has been committed to awarding scholarships every year.

The guest of honour, Very Rev. Fr. Edward Donkor Baine said to the beneficiaries that it is not because they are more intelligent than others but becauise they are the lucky ones who have been selected to come and benefit from the fund.

He urged all beneficiaries to climb the academic ladder of education to justify the sacrifices being made by donors and benefactors “do not let this opportunity go waste but cherish what you are receiving today. With this support my dear beneficiaries, let the sky be your limit” he added.

Very Rev. Fr. Edward Donkor Baine commended Parishes for putting in place financial plans to help needy but brilliant students.

The creation of the fund, initiated by the late Archbishop Dominic Kodwo Andoh of the Accra Archdiocese Catholic Church was aimed at assisting the educational needs of students in the Accra Catholic Archdiocese.

Education is equally important to the poor and the underprivileged in our societies, therefore, the Catholic faithful was encouraged to help sustain the Fund through their kind support to enable it to prevent school dropouts.

The beneficiaries were drawn from the various tertiary institutions in the country; UCC, KNUST, University of Ghana, Ghana Telecom University, CIBT, GIJ, etc.

The disbursement was done at Our Lady Queen of Peace Hall, Madina, and was attended by the beneficiaries, managers of the fund, some lay faithful, supporters, parents and Priests of the Archdiocese.

By Theresa Kpordzo/DEPSOCOM Accra

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