Mohammed Osman Malik is a mathematical science major at the University for Development Studies, and is going into his second year of university in September.
But seven years ago, just completing junior high school was difficult for him as his family faced financial difficulties and paying for school expenses was a problem. “Without the scholarship, hopes of furthering my education would’ve been shattered,” Mohammed, a soft-spoken, well-mannered young man, said. The scholarship helped him a lot, especially academically, and his studies improved after he applied and received a scholarship in 2006 – “and that is the reason I’m now in university.”
A student gifted in mathematics, he looked at his strengths and weaknesses and decided to pursue a program in mathematics after graduating from high school, and a scholarship provided by The Yonso Project has enabled him to attend university. Mohammed continues to study very hard, and hopes to do a masters program and become a lecturer after he graduates.
To this day, he remains extremely grateful to his sponsors, and prays for them, always thanking God for them helping him. It’s been seven years since he first received scholarship help – “It’s 2014 and they are still looking out for me. It’s amazing.”