I am Edward Darkwah, a National Service Personnel at the department of Management Information Systems (MIS), Atwima Mponua District Assembly. I completed Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST), where I read Computer Engineering.
I came close to giving up during one of my academic years due to financial difficulties. It was exceedingly challenging for my mother, who also serves as my only caretaker, to manage all the payments on her alone because both of my siblings were enrolled in university school. She was our sole source of funds for our education and solely depended on her 3-acre farm until Eleos Cares Foundation came to our rescue. Eleos Cares Foundation paid for my academic fees, housing, and daily expenses. I can now say that I have a university degree. I greatly value the foundation's humanitarian efforts and want to enhance people's quality of life. I place a high value on giving back to the community, so my co-founders and I established a tertiary student group with the mission of advancing the local area via education. In order to educate people and provide funds, we have been conducting outreach in numerous areas. The students in the districts also receive free pencils, paper, and math sets from us, particularly around test times. In order to inform the public, we have also begun to broadcast radio programs.
Since I have always had a keen interest in computers, I have an ambition of continuing my education in computer engineering. Simply using them inspired an interest that developed into a desire to understand how a range of simple concepts and materials may come together to build something as complex and versatile as a computer. The importance of computers in our daily lives is increasing, so I'm pleased to think that I might be at the forefront of the next new wave of technological advancement.