Fashion Designer Christiana Afotey Launches Scholarship Programme For Ghana Pupils

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AN AMERICAN-Ghanaian fashion brand has launched a new scholarship programme to help “build a brighter future for young adults in Ghana”.

 

T­h­r­eads by Dreads designer and founder Christiana Afotey has set up the scholarship prize in honour of her late mother.




“This award will carry on part of­ my mother’s nurturing legacy — aide in community re-investment — by giving local ­scholars an opportunity to further their education and contribute to building a brighter future for young adults in Ghana” says Afotey.­

Ten qualified student candidates across respective high schools in Ghana will be awarded­ with the Mrs Fedelia Adokailey Mensah Scholarship award. Each winner will be awarded $250 (£190) in March 2017 during which they wi­ll be n­otified by a surpri­se visit­ to their clas­srooms.

In order for candidates to qualify for the Mrs Fedelia Adokailey Mensah Scholarship Award they must be actively enrolled in a Ghanaian high school and must have no more than five occurrences of lateness or un-excused absences. Besides having an impressive attendance record, candidates must maintain credit grades A and B throughout the calendar school year with a GPA of 3.0 or above.

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