Billionaire Kevin Okyere Puts 140 Needy Schoolchildren On A Scholarship Programme

Kevin Okyere, Springfield

Kevin Okyere keeps going out of his way to help others and whenever he does that we will be here to highlight it and talk about it.

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Kevin Okyere, the 38-year-old who runs a billion-dollar oil and gas company called Springfield Group, is making sure that some needy schoolchildren can go back to school and get some education.

In his interview with Forbes, Kevin Okyere credited his success to his industriousness and the education he received.

“Education is the key to unlocking the extraordinary abilities of every child and creating our future leaders,” he said on Instagram.

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Since then and through the Akua Kuenyehia Foundation, he has gone ahead to sponsor four girls who have been admitted to the African Leadership University.

See Also: Kevin Okyere: This 38-Year-Old Entrepreneur Running A $1 Billion Oil Company Is Sponsoring The Education Of These Girls

Now he is taking it a step further, his company has created the Springfield Scholars Program which has started with placing 140 needy schoolchildren on a scholarship with GHS 1,200 per child.

“Too often our children endure challenges that place a barrier on their readiness to learn. For this reason, we have piloted the Springfield Scholars Program. 140 children were specially chosen to receive scholarships worth GHC 1,200 per child,” he said.

The Springfield Scholars Programme chose these 140 schoolchildren based on some key factors, among them was whether the child is underprivileged and those who were forced to drop out of school.

“Underprivileged; yet eager to learn was a part of the criteria used to identify these children. One district’s criteria specifically targeted children that were forced to drop out of school because they didn’t have access to daily meals, shoes and basic learning materials,” Kevin said.

The schoolchildren were given “school bags, exercise books, uniforms, shoes, stationery, and a daily stipend for a wholesome meal every day for a year.”

“We believe that all children are entitled to extraordinary futures and all they need is a little helping hand,” Kevin Okyere said.

 

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Education is the key to unlocking the extraordinary abilities of every child and creating our future leaders. Too often our children endure challenges that place a barrier on their readiness to learn. For this reason, we have piloted the Springfield Scholars Program. 140 children were specially chosen to receive scholarships worth GHC 1,200 per child. Underprivileged; yet eager to learn was a part of the criteria used to identify these children. One district’s criteria specifically targeted children that were forced to drop out of school because they didn’t have access to daily meals, shoes and basic learning materials. Imagine the joy these children and their parents felt when they were given the opportunity to go back to school after 2 years of staying at home. Equipping each child with educational essentials of a school bag, exercise books, uniforms, shoes, stationery, and a daily stipend for a wholesome meal every day for a year; now they aren’t burdened with lack of focus because of hunger pains or the embarrassment of not having supplies. Our scholars are now prepped and motivated to learn. We believe that all children are entitled to extraordinary futures and all they need is a little helping hand. • • • • #education #educationispower #educationiskey #educationisfundamental #entrepreneurship #thisisghana #entrepreneur #power #csr #communitywork #kevinkoyerefoundation #giveback #sustainability #kevinokyere #africaleads

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Thank you Kevin, for helping these kids.

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