Hope for Education Ghana is an educational non-profit founded in 2015 to provide educational scholarship opportunities for disadvantaged, brilliant girls and boys in the Brong Ahafo Region of Ghana. It previously went by the name of MeReJed Foundation after the Evers Family of Mahopac, New York. In 2016 MeReJed Foundation changed its name to Hope for Education Ghana, or HopE Ghana for short.
We all have dreams—dreams to be great, successful, significant and meaningful, to make a difference. Yet, not all find it easy to achieve those dreams – to have the opportunities and the right environment to accomplish these goals. That is where HopE Ghana mission lies- to empower and help underprivileged children to have the opportunity to become educated and reach their dreams.
In the 1920’s, one of the eminent sons of Ghana, Dr. Kwegyir Aggrey, tried to persuade the British Colonial government to make Achimota College in Accra co-educational. Dr. Aggrey argued that,
“The surest way to keep people down is to educate the men and neglect the women. If you educate a man, you simply educate an individual, but if you educate a woman, you educate a whole nation.”
HopE Ghana is dedicated to empowering gifted underprivileged girls and boys of Brong Ahafo. We strive to provide them the tuition/scholarship, educational materials and resources. We mobilize such resources to give these gifted children the best possible learning experience to produce confident and independent individuals capable of making informed decisions for themselves, their future families and their communities.
Eventually, we hope to extend our services to the whole of Ghana. For now, as we begin our efforts, we are committed to serving the needs of the gifted and underprivileged girls and boys in the Brong Ahafo region of Ghana.