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WORDS OF APPRECIATION

Over the years Friends of Tafo received huge numbers of citations and appreciative letters (often addressed to specific donors, such as Cheap Eats in Seattle USA, and Adrian Slade in London UK) from those who felt they had benefitted from support.

Here is a small selection of quotes.



 

From: OFORI DEDAA ALESIA

Subject: Letter of appreciation

Date: 15 November 2011 21:39:37 GMT

To: humphreyb@me.com

 

Dear Cheap Eats

… I am really grateful to you for making my tertiary education possible. Every passing day, when you wake up, please look up in the sky and give it a wide smile keeping in mind you are putting smiles on the face of others and helping people like me to reach above the sky's limit. I believe, as a conservationist,i will be able to put back into the world as you are investing in me. God increase your blessings. I really appreciate your love. Thank you.

Dedaa

 

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From Adjei Kwadwo Ebenezer

University of Development Studies (UDS)

29.9.13 to Mr Adrian Slade (UK)

Dear Adrian,

LETTER OF APPRECIATION

I consider it a privilege that I am a beneficiary of your education fund. For this reason I am writing to inform you about how helpful your fund is to me and to express my sincere gratitude for your assistance …. My programme is education related, and I hope that after completion I qualify as a professional teacher and can therefore teach in my community and educate them on helpful sanitation issues … How helpful you have proved to be for me! You have treated me as your biological son. Providing me funds yearly, to help lift me out of poverty by educating me ...shows how you care for others even those you have not met personally … Please accept my heartfelt gratitude. Be assured that your act of kindness is well appreciated.

 

Yours ever,

Adjei Kwadwo Ebenezer

University of Development Studies (UDS)

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From: Agbalenyo Kofi Jordan

Subject: LETTER OF GRATITUDE

Date: 16 August 2011 22:52:59 GMT+01:00

To: Humphrey Nana Nkosuohene

 

Hello Nana,

I hope that you are very fine. I have benefited so much since when you committed yourself to help needy ones in all ways possible so that they would also be important people in society. You did all you could to raise funds from donors around UK in collaboration other KTPC members to assist needy ones including me in Tafo to continue our education to the tertiary level - a work that requires much effort and sacrifice. This makes you stand out, you have proved your love for others by your works and not by your words. This means you have true love.

 

I must say you have made it possible for me to achieve what I would have otherwise not achieve - knowledge in accounting, management and education are among these achievements. Furthermore, I have acquired basic computer knowledge like typing, writing and sending emails, booting and turning off a computer etc. All these achievements put me in a better position to face the future with a sure hope of success.

 

When I think about all these, I feel I am indebted to you so much. The last time we met at the library, I could have expressed my heartfelt gratitude right there. But I express myself better in writing, that is why I have chosen to do it this way. Telling you 'thank you' is not enough to show appreciation but this is what your poor boy can afford to give you and I well know you would gladly accept. May Jehovah provide a full reward for you. Thank you so much.

 

AGBALENYO KOFI JORDAN

UNIVERSITY OF CAPE COAST

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From: john osafo

Subject: Re: A MESSAGE TO MY SPONSORS

Date: 11 November 2011 11:45:59 GMT

To: Humphrey Barclay <humphreyb@me.com>

 

 

Dear Cheap Eats,

 

I would like to take this great opportunity to thank you my sponsors ''Cheap Eats” for making my dreams come into reality. Today, I am able to find myself in a University in Ghana, God bless you.

 

Tertiary Education life is not easy, full of activities and the expenses are very high which makes it very difficult, for this reason I have apportioned my studies time for job so that i can get money to take care of other expenses as well.  Besides this, I am not relaxing at all with my studies. Everything is good with studies and I hope things would continue like that.

 

Again, my prayer is that the lord almighty be with you and bless what ever you are doing so that you would be able to continue to support us.

Happy, happy coming Christmas.

 

Thank you.

Yours very best friend,

Osafo Kantanka John.

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BISMARK ADU-APPIAH, 

KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY,

 

Dear ADRIAN SLADE,


I am highly honored to be a recipient of your sponsorship. Thanks to your generous offer, my dream to pursue higher education has been made a reality.

I am BISMARK ADU-APPIAH, a second year student in KWAME NKRUMAH UNIVERSITY OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY, offering a bachelor in NURSING.


The pursuit of higher education and as a matter of fact my lifetime dream of becoming a medical doctor is being ushered into reality since I received this sponsorship. This sponsorship has covered my tuition, accommodation, stationery and most of my expenses.  I have been so comfortable as a result of this offer given me and I am highly grateful.


My entry into the university has really added value to my life. I can feel myself being a complete person academically and socially. In fact, I have learnt a great deal having to corporately do a lot of things alongside other people. Your sponsorship has given me the soundness of mind as well as the suitable comfortability in school that my studies as well as my grades are really improving all the time.


Due to this I have recently been offered admission to read my dream programme this year, MBCHB (MEDICINE) in my school after a reapplying with my grades.


Working as a volunteer in my community throughout the holidays in my high school career, I enjoyed the help I could offer to my community. During this immediate past summer holiday I helped with the work at the clinic at the community. In fact, my plan is to help upgrade my community’s clinic into a hospital status and so I am forming an alliance with some friends in other medical schools with the aim of working at the community clinic which may help me achieve my goal.


My educational pursuits and ambitions would not be possible without generous support from scholarship sponsors like you.  Once again, thank you for the vote of confidence and this scholarship.  I am committed to my education and to the health care field.


I am so grateful.

YOURS SINCERELY,

BISMARK ADU-APPIAH.

1st OCTOBER, 2013

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Appreciation from Amo Matthew

to Nana Humphrey 29.3.15.

Message sent by WhatsApp.

 

This is Matthew from Ghana. I have completed my Polytechnic education and emerged as the overall best Accounting student. I have won a scholarship from the Institute of Chartered Accountants Ghana (ICAG) and am currently on the verge of becoming a Chartered Accountant. I would like to express my sincere gratitude and appreciation for your massive support in helping me reach my full potential. I say a big thank you. Happy Palm Sunday!

 

 

[Matthew was the subject of a video made by FOT at his Junior High School, and in it he expressed his dream of becoming a doctor. FOT supported him at Senor High, but Kwahu Tafo’s SHS was not offering Science, and he could not afford to travel to (and board at) another school, so he switched to Accountancy, and seemed to pour his heart and soul into achieving excellence in this his second choice subject.]

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“I am so happy to be at school so that I can become a nursing sister.” Gifty (in red, left, with grandmother and sister).





 


 

(age 5, right of photo right)

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FROM ISAAC DANKWAH, THE SECOND BENEFICIARY OF FOT’S TERTIARY HELP, WHICH

SUPPLEMENTED WHAT HIS GRATEFUL FARMING FATHER COULD AFFORD:
 

SECOND YEAR IN THE UNIVERSITY

The beginning of second year was joy and happiness. I was off from Kwahu Tafo on 28 August 2009 to Tamale. New academic began, campus was too busy; people are moving up and down for registration, searching for accommodation and first year are coming in their numbers. Lectures started a week after registration.
 

There has been tremendous increase in my academic performance.  This is due to books and handoust available for me. The fact that price of book and handout has been increased by almost 50% as compared to first year, with the massive support of Friends of Tafo and KTDC, I am able to purchase books and handout on time. Among the courses are Biotechnology, Arable crop production, Entomology, Introduction to Agric Mechanization, Apiculture, Animal nutrition, Animal anatomy, Principles of horticulture, Introduction to grassland, Introduction to forestry, Introduction to genetics, Agric economics.
 

During the third trimester we went to the community to continue our project, this time on proposal writing. The topic was on (KVIP ) project proposal.
 

Without much ado, I will like thank you for your support.

                                                                                                                                      

BY DANKWA  ISAAC NKANSAH.

(UNIVERSITY FOR DEVELOPMENT STUDIES)

PO BOX 1350  TAMALE, NYANKPALA .

 

[After graduation Isaac found high level employment with a fruit growing and exporting company and has initiated moves to develop a communal agricultural programme in Kwahu Tafo.] 



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And these are excerpts from the Citation received by Friends of Tafo from the Schools of Kwahu Tafo in 2015:

 

“Your thirteen years’ association with Kwahu Tafo has transformed the town …

You made sure that all schools have access to lavatory facilities, and provision of safe water for the whole township … Strenuous efforts were made by you to ease the frustrations of many young girls and boys who hitherto would have found it difficult to access secondary education … You were able to provide ICT laboratories for all the Kwahu Tafo Schools … You rekindled in the pupils interest in reading as manifested in the annual Reading Competitions you organized … You brought in the Girls Science Club … You managed to link all schools in Kwahu Tafo to schools in the UK .. In all you provided avenue for children to come out in their God-given talents … In all spheres of life of the people of Kwahu Tafo you provided constructive ideas and support … In unison we say AYEKOO (‘well done’), thank you and long life.”



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