Our Scholars Are Ghana’s Future Leaders

YAFGhana scholars come from every corner of the country and represent Ghana’s most talented, responsible, and motivated students. Their diverse backgrounds, interest, and experiences make them well-placed to effect much-needed change in Ghana.

Scholar Spotlight


DESMOND CUDJOE
Harvard University | Class of 2024

Desmond is one of our most successful scholars this year.
He secured full scholarships to Harvard, Yale, and Princeton, an unprecedented achievement for a high school student from Ghana.

Desmond is a graduate of Opoku Ware School where he played an integral role in the Opoku Ware Basketball team. He competed in several competitions including the Sprite Junior Basketball Competition.
He also started several initiatives including the Basketball Therapy for Kids with Autism.

When Desmond head to Harvard College this Fall, he will be the first person in his family to attend college.

CORNELIUS OSEI OWUSU BOATENG
Cornell University | Class of 2024

Cornelius will be pursuing Biology and Computer Science at
Cornell University this Fall on a full scholarship worth $83,000/year.
Cornelius is a first-generation student who graduated from Opoku Ware School.

His incredible hard work and industriousness saw him represent his High School at various competitions including the Sharks Quiz Competition and the National Science and Maths Quiz (NSMQ).

Cornelius loves to code and pursue all things challenging.


Our 2017-2020 Scholars


Class of 2020

Desmond Cudjoe
Harvard College, USA
Architecture Studies

Samuel Micah Akai-Nettey
Tufts University, USA
Electrical Engineering

Enoch Ago Nganigme
Ashesi University, Ghana
Computer Science

Cornelius Osei Owusu Boateng
Cornell University, USA
Biology & Computer Science

Abdul Samad Gomda
New York University, Abu Dhabi
Computer Science

Reuben Agogoe
Princeton University, USA
Biochemical Engineering

Jim Appiah
UNC-Chapel Hill, USA
Chemistry

Abdul Rauf Abdul Karim
Amherst College, USA
Physics & Computer Science

Emmanuel A. Oppong
New York University, Abu Dhabi
Computer Science


Class of 2019

Edem Ahorlu
Duke University, USA
Computer Engineering

Paul Adu
University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Computer Engineering

Alhassan Abdul-Rahman
Ashesi University, Ghana
Business Administration

Thomas Asamoah
University of Havana, Cuba
Medicine


Class of 2018

Kelvin Atta Baafi
Cornell University, USA
Human Ecology

Jeffery Adams
Alcorn State University, USA
Business Administration