Woman Who Holds Two Degrees But Now Sells Food

In as much as it may seems like it, the journey of life is not linear.

It takes all kinds of turns and as human our job is to make the most out of ever turn.

That could be the guiding principle of Doris Obenewaa Darko.

She holds two degrees – a BSc in Mathematics and a Master of Science in Actuarial Science from the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology.

Doris, who was born in Kibi but was raised in Koforidua-Kukurantumi because her mother was transferred to New Tafo Akim Gov’t hospital, lost her dear mother in my first-year at Akwamuman SHS where she was studying General Science.

“So I had to go live with my Dad who came into my life when I was 13,” Doris told Ghana Women Matter.

Doris harbored the dream of becoming a Medical Doctor, but life would push her to take a different turn.

A month after she completed senior high school, her father had a stroke, this forced her to read “Mathematics which is cheaper and takes 4 years. I was supported by strangers and my Dad’s sick pay.”

After graduating from KNUST with her BSc in Mathematics, Doris went to work with Goldfields. She later had a contract with ESCO but she lost the job when she enrolled in a Masters programme.

Doris Obenewaa Darko

After her successful completion of her Master of Science degree in Actuarial Science from KNUST, Doris has not been able to land a job.

To earn a living, she decided to turn her hobby into a revenue generation stream.

“I became unemployed and decided to cook for homes and bachelors for income because cooking was my hobby. I learned how to do pastries online,” she told Ghana Women Matter.

Doris Obenewaa Darko

“I sell food with a BSc in Mathematics and an MSc in Actuarial Science. I wanted to be a Med Doctor”- Doris added.

Doris Obenewaa Darko
Doris Obenewaa Darko’s food business

She however stated that she is looking for mainstream work to make use of her knowledge.

She also has plans to open branches of OB’s kitchen all over Ghana and eventually pursue a Ph.D.

Source: Kuulpeeps.com||Ghana Women Matter

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