Homeless village boy who sold coconut and cassava to pay school fees bags Canadian scholarship, celebrates achievement (Video)

A homeless village boy Peter Bawuah who sold coconut and cassava to pay school fees has bagged a Canadian scholarship.

Peter who graduated from the Political Science department of the Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology has become a representation of what it means to move from grass to grace. 

He shared his success story on his Linkedin page showing how he had been struggling in his village Techimantia Ghana and on the streets as a coconut seller before winning a scholarship to Canada.

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“I was born and raised in a less privileged home with limited opportunities and education. I remember when I used to sell cassava and plantain to pay for my PTA and examination fee. I have always opined that the pillar of everyone’s destiny is found in their mindset”, He wrote.

Speaking about how he got money after high school he shared an image of bench and said “I used to sleep on this bench in someone’s carpenter shop in 2016. Be inspired. I moved to Accra after finishing high school to work and save money to further my education.

“I was given a place to stay in a kiosk at Kumoji by one of my friends, Fiifi (Cantomments-Accra). We were around 11 guys in the kiosks, and the space was cramped.

“I spent a few months sleeping on this bench, and throughout that time, I gained a lot of wisdom, knowledge, and inspiration from it. It made me feel humble. God was preparing me. Nothing worthwhile happens without effort. Appreciate your season of mental transformation.”

He disclosed that beyond just making it into the University of Windsor, Ontario, he has also been appointed as the Graduate Student Representative, which is an enviable feat in the school.


“In fact, I contested for Graduate Student Representative, we were 4 and I was the only African. But these white people voted for me. In this position, only a few Africans have won it. I was once hopeless, I used to sleep outside. But God has changed my story,” he said. 

“Only God can tell the end of a humble man. Don’t be embarrassed about your background and family, use it as a wheel and push further. It won’t be easy but it will be worthy it”. Peter inspires.

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