At age nine, I had an infection that nearly led to leg amputation because it took several months before my parents could find money to send me to the nearest hospital, five hours away. Years later, I would become the first person from my village to attend college in the United States, forever changing my life’s trajectory. I attended the University of Pennsylvania on full scholarship where I graduated with the $150,0000 President’s Engagement Prize (PEP). I returned back home with a mission.
At the heart of the
Shadrack, Julian, Maxwell, Isaac, and Tawiah
Video of the village elders commissioning the Cocoa360 land
Queen Mother (Nana Hemaa)
A strong pillar to the establishment of Cocoa360. From the acquisition of land for the Tarkwa Breman Center of Excellence to the cutting of sod to the first block of the Tarkwa Breman Girls School, Nana Hemaa stood her ground with determination to see this dream come true. She passed on to rest about 2 months after seeing the 8 communities, including Tarkwa Breman, have quality education.
A venerable man of virtue and supporter of the Cocoa360 dream.