Regina Bagyan, a GEIG beneficiary, is from a town called Billow in the Upper West Region in Ghana. She lives with both of her parents in Accra South. Her mother is a stay-at-home caretaker and her father is in charcoal production. She wants to be a nurse in future and the former Minister of Health, Hanny-Sherry Ayitey is her role model. If she could have super powers she will love to have the power to heal people because she wants to be a nurse.
Her favorite things about the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana (GEIG) are the tours they embark and summer vacation classes. She would love to go to high school at Wesley Girls Senior High School or Achimota High school because she knows the girls in the two schools are very focused on their academics. She remembers visiting Achimota with GEIG in 2014 and saw the school has a serene environment for learning. Regina’s best experiences with GEIG include vacation classes and Saturday classes, which have improved her academics. Her reading and writing skills have improved significantly since she became a beneficiary of GEIG as she had difficulties in writing and reading, and even pronouncing certain words.
The Women Who Inspire Us series organized by GEIG has given her the opportunity to have up-close interactions with her role model who inspires her to be the woman she wants to be in future. The university tours held by GEIG have given aggravated her utmost desire to have a tertiary education right after her senior high school.
Learn more about Regina and the Girls Education Initiative of Ghana, GEIG’s programs and support Regina’s journey at www.girlsedgh.org