BE THE WINDS BENEATH THEIR WINGS
Stephen is a first-year student of Chemical Engineering at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology. As a child, a mentor who was a chemical engineer inspired him to pursue the same path. He applied himself seriously and worked hard to achieve top grades in school consistently.
Stephen hails from Sefwi, a region whose abundant and sustaining cocoa farms have deteriorated into firewood because of fertilizer overuse. With a father nearing 70, and a farm that offers bare income, Stephen makes his ends meet working at a friend’s shop and from money his sister sometimes sends to him.
He struggles to attend his online classes with a broken phone, but Stephen is determined to grind through and graduate first class to become a chemical engineer or a mathematician who will one day teach and inspire the young students in his community, as his mentor who created in him his dream did.
Interview Conducted by Hajra Mirza